Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

9th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers' Festival
February 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
Eureka Springs, AR

Chocolate Sampling all day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entry Competition Judging starts at 9 a.m. with winners announced at noon

Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

15-minute product demonstrations every hour.

Proceeds Benefit the following local non-profit organizations:
The Academy of Excellence
Eureka Springs School/Main Stage After School Kids
Galena High School Family and Consumer Science
Cassville High School FFA

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival provides much-needed funds for non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs area and Southwest Missouri. The beneficiaries are The Academy of Excellence, Eureka Springs School/Main Stage After School Kids, Cassville High School FFA and Galena High School Family and Consumer Science. The festival benefits the Eureka Springs community as well, drawing visitors to motels, restaurants and shops each year.

Admission will be $12 and $6 for children age six and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling 888-465-4753, emailing or visiting the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Facebook page.

“Vacation Rentals is thrilled and humbled to be presenting the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival again this year, giving back to the community and area non-profit organizations,” said Pam Hinson, Holiday Island Vacation Rentals Manager. “We look forward to presenting this event every year. It’s the perfect day-trip or weekend getaway for anyone wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day or just indulge in waterfalls of chocolate.”

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival is nationally acclaimed. It has been featured in the national media including Southern Living magazine, and it has been selected as the second-best attraction for Valentine’s Day in the state of Arkansas.

A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 9th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival including cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on-hand as well. Vendors will showcase and promote their products while offering gourmet and homemade chocolate take-home samples to attendees from organic and household brand names to select boutique labels.

The festival also features several “best of” contests in both Amateur and Professional categories. Best Decorated Cake, Best Candy and Best Dessert will fall under the Professional Contest, while the Amateur Contest Adult Division will award the Best Decorated Cake and Most Creative Dessert. The Amateur Contest Youth Division will present Best Brownie, Best Candy and Best Cookies. This year’s Contest Celebrity Judges are Judi Hicks, Kat Robinson, Mike Bishop, Steve Grant and Tim Tibbs. Bios for each judge are available on the festival’s website at

The exhibitors will have an opportunity to be awarded “best of” as well as they will compete for Most Attractive Exhibitor Booth and the People’s Choice Award for Best Exhibitor Chocolate, decided by the attendees.

And if you want to take the festival home with you, the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Cookbook, which features 504 chocolate recipes, will be available for purchase on-site for $15. The cookbooks are available for purchase on the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Facebook page as well.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, by calling (888) 465-4753, or by emailing
They are $12 and $6 for children age six and under.

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