Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chocolate

The 11th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival is set for February 14th, 2015 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.  Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and for only $12.00 participants can tour the exhibit floor tasting chocolate creations from some of the area’s finest candy makers, cake bakers and specialty desserts chefs, and then use their sample box to take home selected favorites.  New this year will be a wine pairing and tasting with wines provided by Arkansas wineries including Eureka Springs’ own Keels Creek Winery and Railway Winery, as well as cake decorating demonstrations by students from the Pulaski Technical College Institute of Culinary Arts.

As in years past, there will again be taste and decorating contests with celebrity judges.  This year’s judges including Ann Gray, publisher of 2NJoy magazine in Bentonville; Tim Tibbs, KTLO Radio in Mountain Home; Kat Robinson, noted Arkansas food and travel writer; and popular Ozarks KY3-tv news anchor Steve Grant have all become favorites over the years.  Spectators will be allowed to watch the judging this year and will have the opportunity to meet and visit with the judges following the competition.

Proceeds from the festival are donated to non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs and Southwest Missouri areas.

For more information visit www.eurekachocfest.org or call 479-253-8737.