Chocolate Fest 2018

RAIN OR SHINE – ALWAYS SUNNY IN LONG GROVE!

Historic Downtown Long Grove proudly presents another weekend dedicated to two of life’s sweetest pleasures – Chocolate Festival May 18, 19. 20 in 2018!  

Below is a list of activities from our 2017 event:

Historic Downtown Long Grove’s quintessential festival kicks off the season each year with three days dedicated to old-world charms, family frills and delicious chocolate.  Only at Chocolate Fest do life’s most delectable cravings come together with live music to conjure up a time bygone.  It’s where children roam the village in search of chocolate treasures (during the Chocolate Scavenger Hunt) while parents zig zag after them in and out of boutiques hunting for their own hidden gems.  It’s where local vendors dot cobble-stone streets wheeling out chocolate-infused creations, everything from chocolate pudding pie pops to burgers with chocolate sauce.

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In the Primrose School of Long Grove Kid Zone, young souls forget about their phones in lieu of throwback fun, with interactive activities like pie-eating contests, potato sack races, dancing and the bubble show stealing their attention.   Click HERE for a list of activities

 

Long Grove Confectionery, official sponsor of Chocolate Fest 2017, will introduce new features like a chocolate demo tent and additional satellite parking lots to add to the continuous music on multiple stages and inviting historical backdrop that makes this festival an annual fan favorite.

Long Grove Confectionery Chocolate Experience Tent:

Long-Grove-ConfectioneryWith feature a sprinkle station for fresh dipped treats
Free activities including: Painting with Chocolate, Chocolate Pudding pictionary, and get creative with Chocolate Playdough.
Live demos from the Long Grove Confectionery, Bar Cacao and Puna Chocolate.

(All Merchant & Food Vendor spots are filled)

Location:
Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

Dates/ Hours of Operation:
Friday, May 18:  11am- 11pm (free preview from 11am- 2pm)
Saturday, May 19:  10am – 11pm
Sunday, May 20:  10am – 6pm

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STASEK CHEVROLET MAIN STAGE

FRIDAY  May 19, 2017
Band times
ARRA 9pm – 11pm
Gooroos 6:30 -8:30pm
Cowboy Jukebox 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Semple & Valentine 2:30 – 4:00pm
Mallory Lennon Trio 12pm – 2pm
SATURDAY  May 20, 2017
Band times
Wedding Banned 9-11pm
97Nine 7 – 8:30pm
EZFM 5 – 6:30pm
Ginger Road 3:00 – 4:30pm
Blues & the Abstract Truth 1:30 – 2:30
School of Rock 12pm -1pm
SUNDAY  May 21, 2017
Band times
Mr. Myers 4pm – 6pm
Martini Lunch 2pm – 3:30pm
Gussied 12pm – 1:30pm

MILL POND STAGE:

FRIDAY  May 19
The Shades 4 – 6pm
SATURDAY  May 20
Two Filipinos 4 – 6pm
Julianne Q & Jeff Mills 2 – 3:30pm
Drew Clausen 12pm -1:30pm
SUNDAY  May 21
Jennifer Fletcher Duo 4 – 6pm
Cary Kanno 2 – 3:30pm
Valentine Bennett 12pm -1:30pm

FOUNTAIN SQUARE STAGE:

FRIDAY  May 19
Makena Hartlin Trio 4 – 6pm
SATURDAY  May 20
Annalee Hooson 4 – 6pm
The Pheromones 2 – 3:30pm
Jake Mack 12pm -1:30pm
SUNDAY  May 21
Brian Hoyt 4 – 6pm
Robby Celestin Band 2:30 – 3:30pm
Chryl Rodey 12 -2pm

BEANS & LEAVES STAGE:

FRIDAY  May 19
Kirstie Brosick 4 – 6:00pm
Dale Szymkowski 1:30- 3:30pm
SATURDAY  May 20
Mark Theodore 4 – 6pm
Heroes & Legends 1:30 – 3:30pm
Rob Asher 11am-1pm
SUNDAY  May 21
Just John w/Pete Hurtenbach 3 – 5pm
Long Grove Performing Arts Academy Showcase 2:30 – 3:30pm
Gospel Jam 10am – 12pm


Admission:

$5 per person per day, kids 12 and under get in free.

Tickets:
Friday $5 – http://bit.ly/2l4Nm2O
Saturday $5 – http://bit.ly/2lMf2tw
Sunday $5 – http://bit.ly/2lH0qPi
3 Day Pass $10 ($15 dollar value!) – http://bit.ly/2lMfnMM

Parking is FREE at all public lots:

Stempel Municipal Lot – 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 60047

Archer Lot – 343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Kildeer Countryside Elementary School – 3100 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES:
Buffalo Grove Old Dominick’s Lot
Chase Plaza
1172 Lake Cook Rd. (intersection Lake Cook Rd. & Arlington Heights)
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
The last shuttle will leave 5 – 10 minutes after the event closes.

Food Vendors:
Brothers BBQ
Funnel Cakes
La Cebollita
Luke’s of Mundelein
McCormick & Schmick’s
Joanie’s Pizzeria

Prairie House
Sire Restaurant
The Strawberry Patch
Bestmade Ice Cream Company

Chocolate Vendors: 
Bar Cacao Chocolate
Black Angel Companies
CC Specialty Foods
Gourmet Goodies
Morkes Long Grove Chocolates
Puna Chocolate
St Rogers Abbey
Great Grape
Strawberry Patch
Puffs of Doom
Long Grove Confectionary

Thank you to all our sponsors!

  • Medieval Times
  • AT&T (Direct TV)
  • Matrix Basement & Luxury Bath
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • SunSetter Awnings & Gutter Glove
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Bath Fitter
  • The Home Improvement Network
  • Chiro One
  • PNC Bank
  • PRP Wines
  • Passananet’s Home Food Services

MERCHANT EVENTS:

Antique Appraisals by Emporium of Antiques Friday & Saturday 12-4pmChocFest_contestFlyer_print

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