Chocolate Fest


Historic Downtown Long Grove proudly presents another weekend dedicated to two of life’s sweetest pleasures – Chocolate Festival May 17, 18 & 19!  

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 17:  12pm- 11pm
Saturday, May 18:  10am – 11pm
Sunday, May 19:  10am – 6pm

$5 per person per day, kids 12 and under get in free. They may be purchased at the gate or ahead of time by clicking HERE.
$5 per day for anyone over 12
3 Day Pass $10 ($15 dollar value!)  – available online ONLY

2019 Information will be updated soon, the following is from 2018:

Parking is FREE at all public lots, but is limited and fills up quickly.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a ride-share service:
We are offering 2 for 1 admission for up to 2 people when using rideshare and being dropped off at the Archer & Robert Parker Coffin Gate when you show your receipt at the gate. 

(Limit 2 per group, subject to change – check Facebook for updates)

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 (after 7pm on Friday)

Street parking on Old McHenry Road and on residential streets is prohibited and vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.

Some of the Amazing Chocolate Speciality Items include:

Restaurant Row:

  • Funnel Cakes with Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate Chip cookies
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Varieties and Bars
  • Chocolate Blintz
  • ChocoFlan
  • Chocolate Covered Bananas and Strawberries
  • Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  • Chocolate Bacon
  • Chocolate Covered Cheesecake

Merchants selling:

  • Chocolate Popcorn
  • Chocolate Cotton Candy
  • Chocolate covered pretzels, candies, and caramels
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate Granola
  • Chocolate Fudge Assortments
  • Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate FIlled Croissants
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip breads

And Many more…

Main Stage 

FRIDAY times
Sixteen Candles 9pm – 11pm 
Red Carpet Riot 6:30pm – 8:20pm 
Dennis Caravello Trio 4:30pm – 6pm 
Owen Stevenson Trio 2:30pm – 4pm 
the Axxidentals 12pm – 2pm 
7th Heaven 9pm – 11pm
Karma Committee 7pm – 8:20pm 
Serendipity 5pm – 6:30pm 
Hoodoo Brown 3pm – 4:30pm 
Kevin Presbrey Duo 1:30pm – 2:30pm 
School of Rock Alrington Heights 12pm – 1pm 
SUNDAY times
Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers Tribute 4pm – 6pm 
Anderlik, Otto, & Church  2pm – 3:30pm 
The Shades 12pm – 1:30pm 
Fountain Square
Pino Farina 4:00pm – 6:00pm 
Murph 4:00pm – 6:00pm 
Brian Allison  2:00pm – 3:30pm 
Mackenzie John 12:00pm – 1:30pm 
Robbie Celestin Band 4:00pm – 6:00pm 
Valentine Bennett 2:00pm – 3:30pm 
Chase Walsh 12:00pm – 1:30pm 

Towner Green – Kids Area
Sign up at the Red Long Grove Confectionery Tent
Saturday:  2:30pm & 4pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 4pm

Chocolate Merchants:
Puna Chocolate
Long Grove Confectionary  here year round!
  • Chocolate Kabobs
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Amazing Chocolate creations inside the store
  • Music on the Patio
  • Chocolate Drenched Donuts/ aka Johnny Pops & More!
Morkes here year round!
  • hot, fresh cider spice cinnamon /sugar donuts
  • yellow cake with chocolate fudge
  • chocolate dipped strawberries
  • a variety of other hand-made chocolates
  • large chocolate bars
Gourmet Goodies
Strawberry Patch
Chocolate Experience Tent:
Kiki’s Cotton Candy
The Bom Truffles
Miss B. Bakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Truffle Making Demo by the Bom
in the Chocolate Experience Tent
Saturday & Sunday
1:15 – 2:15pm SIGN UP BY Clicking HERE

Luke’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Main Stage, Sunday, 5/19/19

Primrose School of Long Grove Kid’s Zone



Friday 12PM – 6PM
1:00-4:00PM Chocolate Crafts & Painting, Presented by Primrose
2:00p-2:30p Party-Men Performance
3:30 PM Medieval Times Jr Knight Training
5:00p-5:30p Party-Men Performance
12pm-6pm Free lawn games
Saturday 11AM – 5PM
11:00a-5:00p Chocolate Crafts & Painting, Presented by Primrose
11:00-11:30am Medieval Times Jr Knight Training
12:00p-12:30p Party-Men Performance
1:30 PM In Motion Dance Show
2:30 PM Pie Eating Competition- Heat 1
3:00 PM Medieval Times Jr Knight Training
4:00 PM Pie Eating Competition- Heat 2
12pm-6pm Free lawn games
Sunday 11AM-5PM
11:00a-5:00p Chocolate Crafts & Painting, Presented by Primrose
11:00-11:30am Medieval Times Jr Knight Training
12:00p-12:30p Party-Men Performance
1:30p-2p Party-Men Performance
2:30 PM Pie Eating Competition- Heat 1
2:30 PM Medieval Times Jr Knight Training
4:00 PM Pie Eating Competition- Heat 2
12pm-6pm Free lawn games

Carnival- located in the Archer Lot 

Carnival Hours                             Ride Specials
Friday           11AM – 9 PM*     $20 Unlimited rides** (12PM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Saturday      11AM – 9 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides** (12PM – 4PM) & 5PM – 9PM
Sunday         11AM – 6 PM*      $20 Unlimited rides** (12PM – 4PM)

**Subject to Weather Change.

Food Vendors:

Zacarellis Pizza
Luke’s of Mundelein
Brothers BBQ
La Cebollita Grill
Smokin’ T’s bar-b-que
Quang Noodle
Home Bakery/ Dumpling House
Covered Bridge Creamery/Signature Popcorn  here year round!
Scout and Forge Vintage Ice Cream Truck
Strawberry Patch
Shuttle Times: (tentative times- subject to change)
Friday: 5pm- 11:15pm
Saturday: 11:15 am – 11:15pm
Sunday: 11:15am – 6:15 pm


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Thank you to all our sponsors!                                                 


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