Chocolate Fest | 2024 Info Coming Soon!

Chocolate Fest | 2024 Info Coming Soon!

Save the Date for Chocolate Fest
Friday, May 17, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Join us as we celebrate all things chocolate! Event details bellow will be updated as they become available. 

Applications for vendors at Chocolate Fest are now open!
Apply now! The application deadline is Monday, April 15. 2024.

Long Grove Chocolate Fest 2024 – Restaurant Application Long Grove Chocolate Fest 2024 – Merchant Application

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Chocolate Lovers Unite!

The Long Grove Chocolate Festival will return to the historic streets and parkways of downtown Long Grove, on May 19, 20, and 21, 2023. Organizers of this season’s Chocolate Fest are working to provide an amazing three days of live music, family activities, chocolate vendors, and chocolate experiences! 

*NOTICE: No outside alcohol is permitted within the fest. Thank you.

As long as there is chocolate, there will be happiness.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Get your tickets today!

Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.

Main Stage Music

As always, Chocolate Fest will host multiple stages of live entertainment and music sprinkled throughout the historic town, from stripped-down acoustic artists to Chicago’s biggest party bands.  The main stage lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 19, 2023

9:00PM – 11:00PM
Eliminator

6:30PM – 8:20PM 
Heart 2 Heartbreaker

4:30PM – 6:00PM 
Vinyl Goldmine – Gerald 

2:30PM – 4:00PM –
Daniel Cronson Band 

12:00PM – 02:00PM –
Eddie Andersen Trio

Saturday, May 20

09:00PM – 11:00PM 
ARRA 

7:00PM – 8:20PM 
The Gingers

5:00PM – 6:30PM 
Charlie Foxtrot

3:00PM – 4:30PM 
David’s House

1:30PM – 2:30PM 
Six on Friday

12:00PM – 1:00PM 
School Of Rock Arlington Heights 

Sunday, May 21

4:00PM – 6:00PM 
American English

1:30PM – 3:30PM 
The Noize 

12:00PM – 1:00PM 
School of Rock  Barrington 

Chocolate Activities

For the young and young at heart, Chocolate Fest 2023 will include a dedicated children’s area with complimentary throwback games and thrilling entertainment.  Chocolate Fest also marks the official opening of the spring shopping season in town, with village merchants featuring their own decadent chocolate-themed specialties and sales throughout the event weekend.  It’s the perfect time for visitors to explore and fall in love with a sweet old friend – historic downtown Long Grove!

Ash and Willow Beauty Bar and Boutique

We will have sales, giveaways, and cupcakes Friday and Saturday

Broken Earth Winery

Red Sangria $8 and Chocolate Caramel Cocktail $9 all weekend

Corked

Corked is excited to offer our nearly legendary Chocolate Old Fashioned! Made with Old Forester Bourbon and Aztec Chocolate Bitters, garnished with a chocolate covered Luxardo cherry! We will also be offering $8 glasses of world-class wine along with sangria and beers at our satellite bar on the lawn. We can’t wait to celebrate the first fest of the season with you all!

Enzo & Lucia Ristorante

Chocolate Martini – tent price – $12 (plastic cup) indoor price $14

Large Chocolate Cannoli – $8 a piece

Available all day!

Epilogue

All Sid Dickens Memory Blocks are 20% Off!

Long Grove Confectionery – Apple Haus – Coffee Co

Hundreds of chocolates, plus chocolate covered strawberries, frozen hot chocolate, and croissants.Chocolate Fest will be ‘Sprinkled” with happiness and fun. 

Ma and Pa’s Candy

Chocolate Grand Slam partnership with Corked, Enzo & Lucia and Buffalo Creek Brewing. See details here. https://bit.ly/ChocGrandSlam

In addition to the large variety of chocolate items always available in our retail store, we will have a specially selected package of handmade chocolates for sale. Purchasing this item gives customers the opportunity to participate in the Chocolate Grand Slam listed above. 

Dipping Chocolates in our Candy Kitchen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

The Irish Boutique

Irish & British Chocolate Mystery Bag $5

The Village Tavern

Godiva Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini, Chocolate Old Fashion, signature Chocolate BBQ Sauce on a burger or chicken breast sandwich, Tavern Toffee Sundae, Chocolate Flourless Torte and Tavern Toffee. All available starting Friday May 19th.

Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gifts

Chocolate Coffee Syrup, $12.95, available now

Vintage Charm Homestead

We have a variety of dessert teas such as Organic Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Caramel, and more. But don’t worry they have no calories. You get all the flavor without the guilt.  Each tin of loose leaf tea ranges from $15.50 to 15.99. They are available now,  for the Chocolate Fest you get 10% off any Chocolate dessert tea. 


Chocolate Fest Summary Detail

Dates: May 19, 20, 21, 2023

Location: Historic Downtown Long Grove, 145 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

Hours: Fri, 12 pm – 11 pm, Sat, 10 am – 11 pm, Sun, 10 am – 6 pm

Parking: limited complimentary in all public lots in downtown Long Grove, ride sharing is recommended/encouraged

Press Photos: can be obtained by contacting jody@grimaldipr.com


Carnival

Returning this year, a classic carnival with everyone’s favorite rides that will thrill the young and young at heart.

HoursPromotions
12PM – 9PM$30 Unlimited Wristband (12PM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 9PM$30 Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 5PM$30Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 5PM)

Parking Shuttle Available

PICK-UP/DROP OFF

**Run a loop between:

Golf Dome Parking Lot
801 McHenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL

AND

Archer Rd (in between Robert Parker Coffin & Old McHenry Rd) **next to entrance to Carnival Parking Lot

DAYS/HOURS:

Saturday, 5/20: 10:45am – 11:15pm
Sunday, 5/21: 10:45am – 6:15pm


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