Indulge the mind and the senses at the Fifth Annual Chocolate Fest and Book Faire held in the historic downtown Martinsburg on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
This event is sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg and Blue Ridge Technical and Community College. Experience a one day chocolate extravaganza held in downtown Martinsburg… taste some wonderful chocolate, indulge yourself in an array of chocolate creations throughout the businesses in downtown Martinsburg, explore the unique shops and speak with West Virginia authors. The festival features local and out of state authors signing their books within the businesses There are over 25 businesses each preparing a different chocolate item for you to enjoy on the Chocolate Walk. DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates, a local chocolatier, will offer tours of its 10,000 square foot factory, plus host a wine pairing on Friday Night.
An annual favorite, the cupcake competition offers a prize of $500 for the very best cupcake creation. The cupcakes are judged on flavor as well as presentation.
And who thinks of chocolate without thinking of the favorite film, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. Showings are at the Public Library on the corner of King and Queen Street. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the day of the event. Tickets are $5.00 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free. The event starts at 10:00 a.m.