Sat. April 14: Legendary 12th Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

The wait is over. We made it through winter.  The ground is starting to thaw and plants will soon grow. Beginning mid-morning on Saturday, April 14th, long lines will form in the middle of downtown Lewisburg. This will be the 12th annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, a daytime event to enjoy sweet stuff and promote local shops and restaurants. Make sure you come early. This celebration of all things chocolate attracts thousands of chocoholics. And bring your dancing shoes (or boots) as there will be live music all day at the Greenspace. All activities and entertainment are free with the exception of the Chocolate Chase, tastings, Balloons by Travis, Chocolate Brunch, and Bake-off. The United Way of Greenbrier Valley is this year’s charity partner. United Way works to improve education, health, and financial stability of friends and neighbors in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties. (Photo above: @jojaxandme enjoying a brownie)

From 11am-4pm, enjoy Chocolate Tastings, Balloon Dude Travis, Psychopath Escape Room, and a Chocolate Themed Photo Booth. There will also be a Mini First Aid Kit Booth in front of the Sweet Shoppe on W. Washington St. Kids will be able to assemble their own first aid kits with the guidance of MedExpress.

Festivities kick off at at 9am with the HospiceCare10k Chocolate Chase which starts at Greenbrier Valley Airport. From 9-11am Greenbrier County Library hosts the Chocolate Brunch. Premier Bank (beside the Post Office) is hosting the “All Things Chocolate” Bake-Off which starts at 10am for registration, 11-11:30 for judging, and 11am-2pm for tastings.

Live Music at Greenspace

  • Krista Hughes and Jay Milam will perform classic to modern country, 10:30-12:30pm.
  • Black King Coal will play Appalachian Soul, 12:30-2:30pm.
  • Adam DeGraff performs Rock Fiddle, 2:30-4pm.

Comedy show on Washington St./Court St

  • El Gleno Grande (horse guy) and his trusty steed Sigfrid, 11:45am and 1:45pm.

Story Time

  • “I’m a Hungry Dinosaur” at Love Child, 1pm.

(pictured above: Gold dusted bourbon balls by Exec Pastry Chef Kim, @leenkim05 at 2017 Lewisburg Chocolate Festival)

Chef Demos

  • The Sanctuary’s Exec Pastry Chef Yvonne Ortiz-Galarza presents a Chef Demo at City National Bank, 1pm.
  • Chef Amy Mills, owner of Cakes & Cones, will present a Chef Demo at Greenbrier Visitor’s Center, 2pm.

Theatre

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory plays at the Lewis Theatre at 2:30pm.

Chocolate Tastings List (so far)!!!!

Lee St.

  • Lee Street Studios: Death by Chocolate Cake Lollipops

Lafayette St.

  • The Asylum: Chocolate Covered Banana Split Shots & Choco Chip Cookie Shots
  • The Escape Hotel: Dark Choco Covered Lemonade Buttercream and Dark Choco Covered Cheesecake Bites
  • The French Goat: Marcel’s Sweet & Salty Bar

(Pictured above: @the_french_goat white and dark chocolate mousse gateau at 2017 Lewisburg Chocolate Festival)

E. Washington St

  • General Lewis Inn: Perfect Choco Cookie made w/ toasted almonds
  • Bella the Corner Gourmet: Bella’s Golden Nuggets
  • Edith’s: Chocolove Creamy Organic Salted Peanut Butter Cups
  • Greenbrier Real Estate: Milk & Dark Chocolate Houses
  • Robert’s Antiques: Moscato Dessert Wine in Choco Cup
  • Wild Bean: Espresso Brownies
  • Patina: Chocolate Covered Bacon
  • Irish Pub: Chocolate Mousse Filled Choco Cups

Rt 219/Jefferson St.

  • Blackwell’s: Choco Bread Pudding
  • Plants Etc.: Homestead Creamery’s Double Dark Choco Ice Cream

W. Washington St.

  • Greenbrier Visitor’s Center: Oreo Truffle Balls, White Choco Clusters w/ Pistachio and Cranberries, and White Choco Fudge w/ Salted Caramel Swirl and Cashews
  • Del Sol: Chocolate Martinis
  • Yarid’s: Holl’s Chocolate Lollipops
  • Food & Friends: Triple Choco Pecan Bread Pudding
  • Harmony Ridge Gallery: Dark Choco Ganache Tart w/ Raspberry Marshmallow, Raspberry Glaze & Sugar Crumbles AND Gooey Brownie Bite w/ Caramelia Mousse, Salted Caramel Drizzle and Chopped Pretzels.
  • Serenity Now Outfitters: Gourmet Apples
  • Love Child: Choco Drizzled Popcorn (mobile tasting)
  • Perry Wellington Realty: Chocolate Cider by Hawk Knob
  • Wolf Creek Gallery: Classic Belgian Chocolates

Court St.

  • Corn & Flour: Peanut Butter Truffles & Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peels
  • Show your Colors: Choco Covered Strawberries
  • Amy’s Cakes and Cones: Mini Chocolate Covered Caramel Ice Cream Cones
  • Second Look Thrift & Gift: Choco Covered Gummie Worms

Eating chocolate and helping the community with United Way of Greenbrier Valley. Can you imagine anything better? It’s all possible at the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival. This event runs from 11am-4pm. For more information, visit lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

– HashtagWV #100. April 2018.

Submit a Comment

Eat up the Fun with Hashtag Lewisburg this September!

Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September! - Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September!!! This month we feature Freshwater Folk Festival,2018 WV Roadkill Cook Off & Autumn Harvest Festival, Autumn Harvest Festival -Monroe Co WV, a glimpse into Taste of Our Towns – TOOT, and so much more! Pick us up! – HashtagWV #105, September 2018.

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
lbspy-featured-events-music
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Instagram

  • Repost @the_greenbrier Yesterday, #TheGreenbrier welcomed Kevin Anderson, #5 ranked tennis player in the world! In June 2016, @kandersonatp co-founded a tennis instructional and lifestyle site  reallifetennis.com which offers online instruction and access to life on the professional tennis circuit. His opponent for the day was @baghdatis_official
...
#kevinanderson #simplygbv #greenbriercounty #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #whitesulphursprings #tennisworld #gotowv #kevinanderson #marcosbaghdatis #southafricanstyle
...
Photo creds @the_greenbrier 📷
  • #Repost @smartmuggin I snuck over to the beach this morning and snapped this. Sunrise at Wrightsville. I went back and forth at least 30x and finally decided to head west. Packed up the cats and on my way to Charlotte now. Please keep this beautiful place I call home safe. Keep my friends and family safe. I want to be able to come home.
...
#wrightsvillebeachnc #hurricaneflorence #northcarolinabeaches #beachsunrise #igphotography #igersnc #lifeguardtower #charlottebound
  • Let’s talk about a classic that’s super easy to make: A pumpkin pie martini. All this martini asks for is a little vanilla vodka, some pumpkin puree, caramel syrup, and a small dash of cinnamon. - Katelynn Watson, wine sommelier @the_greenbrier Read full story: HashtagWV.com
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #wvfoodie #igers_of_wv #katelynnwatson #wv_igers #greenbriercounty #gotowv #simplygbv #citypaper #hashtagwv #inthespirit #thegreenbrier #sommeliers #fallcocktails #fallcider #hawkknob #smoothambler #pumpkinpiemartini #martinibar #pumpkinrecipes
...
Photo cred @vaandbeyond 📷

Follow Us!

LBSPY ARTICLES

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]