It's a day for chocolate lovers as Rehoboth Beach Main Street and The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library sponsor the legendary, 23rd Annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, March 2nd , 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Admission is only $2. Children under 5 get in free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, Azura Clothing, Snyder’s Candy, Cake Break or The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel.
There are two ways to participate:
1. Bake or make something! Restaurants, bakeries & chefs, kids, plus amateur bakers or candy-makers from all over the area converge on the Convention Center with entries for the baking contest. Whether you are a professional chef, an amateur with a passion for making cheesecake, or a teen or tot who makes a mean chocolate recipe, you are invited to participate. The Chocolate Baking Contest at the heart of the festival is open to anyone who wants to enter, free of charge! In addition to perpetual notoriety, winners will receive prizes, plaques or ribbons.
Entry forms and details are available by calling 302-227-2772, or visiting www.downtownrehoboth.com. You may download the form and bring it the morning of the event. All entries must arrive at the Convention Center on Saturday morning between 7 and 8:30 a.m. You may leave your creation and come back later to see if you have won one of the many prizes and ribbons.
2. Taste the entries, shop from the vendors, enjoy a kids’ activity from 11:30 to- 3:30. It's only $2 to get in and then $.50 cents each sample taste. Extra tastes are sold at the event. Call 302-227-2772 for ticket information.
Whether you want to enter the baking contest or just want the scrumptious tastings, plan to come downtown to the Rehoboth Convention Center on Saturday, March 2nd. There will be goodies from some of the most notable gourmet bakers and chefs in Rehoboth, including many of our finest restaurants. There is more chocolate in one place than you could ever imagine! You may also purchase goodies to take home.
Enjoy our chocolate inspired specials all weekend long. Tell your friends and relatives this is a great weekend to visit downtown Rehoboth Beach. Try one of our restaurants’ chocolate inspired menus, have a chocolate spa treatment, get a “sweet deal” in our shops and stay in one of our fabulous hotels and B&Bs. Visit www.downtownrehoboth.com for more information.