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!  

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.

Dates/ Hours of Operation:
Friday, May 18:  12pm- 11pm
Saturday, May 19:  10am – 11pm
Sunday, May 20:  10am – 6pm

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

Tickets (can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time)
$5 per day for anyone over 12
3 Day Pass $10 ($15 dollar value!)  – available online ONLY

Click HERE to purchase NOW

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

PIE EATING CONTESTS:
Towner Green – Kids Area
Sign up at the Red Long Grove Confectionery Tent
Saturday:  1:30pm & 3:30pm
Sunday:  1:30pm & 3:30pm


SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES STARTING at 12:30pm:
Buffalo Grove Old Dominick’s Lot
Chase Plaza
1172 Lake Cook Rd. (intersection Lake Cook Rd. & Arlington Heights)
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Saturday 12:30pm-11pm
Sunday 12:30pm-6pm
The last shuttle will leave 5 – 10 minutes after the event closes.

CARNIVAL HOURS/ SPECIALS

Friday           11AM – 9 PM*     $20 Unlimited rides (11AM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Saturday      11AM – 9 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides (11AM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Sunday         11AM – 6 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides (11AM – 5PM)

*subject to change based on weather and crowd size

2018 STASEK MAIN STAGE

FRIDAY  
Band times
7th Heaven 9pm – 11pm
Run Forrest Run 6:30 -8:20pm
Hitmen 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Rebel Soul Revival 2:30 – 4:00pm
Elle Casazza Trio 12pm – 2pm
SATURDAY
Band times
16 Candles 9-11pm
Boy Band Review 7 – 8:30pm
Ethan Bell Band 5 – 6:30pm
King Saturday 3:00 – 4:30pm
Anderlik, Otto, & Church 1:30 – 2:30
School of Rock Arlington Heights 12pm -1pm
SUNDAY  
Band times
Mellencougar 4pm – 6pm
The Wayouts 2pm – 3:30pm
Charlie Foxtrot 12pm – 1:30pm

Mill Pond Stage

FRIDAY
Band times
Dennis Caravello 4pm – 6pm
SATURDAY
Band times
Tim Flynn 4pm – 6pm
Alex Hoffer 2pm – 3:30p
Brad Hides 12p – 1:30p
SUNDAY
Band times
JDR & The Broadcast 4pm – 6pm
Murph 2pm – 3:30p
Amy Yore 12p – 1:30p

Fountain Square

FRIDAY
Band times
Valentine Bennett 4pm – 6pm
SATURDAY
Band times
Brian Allison 4pm – 6pm
Make it a Double 2pm – 3:30p
Ryan Herrick 12pm -1:30p
Tater Tots Choir 11am – 11:30am
SUNDAY
Band times
Robby Celestin Band 4:30pm – 6pm
Luke Schmitt 2pm – 4pm
Kacie Swierk 12pm – 1:30pm

Music at the Gazebo Choco18


family zone chocolate
Chocolate Vendors:

Puna Chocolate Company
The Bom Truffles  – sign up for the truffle making party today!  click here
Barcacaochocolat
Long Grove Confectionery
My Decadent Sweet Tooth
Gourmet Goodies
Mentoring Gardens


Food Vendors: 

Zacarellis
Luke’s of Mundelein
Brothers BBQ
My Funnel (DQ)
Quang Noodle
Home Bakery / Dumpling House
Smoking T’s  BBQ
La Cebollita Grill
Covered Bridge Creamery
Signature Popcorn
Scout and Forge / Best Made Ice Cream
Strawberry Patch
Sirloin Tips
All the restaurants will be serving a chocolate item as well!

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Thank you to all our sponsors!

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