17th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival

It’s hard to believe that February is almost here and so will the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival. This year will be its 17th year and will be one you don’t want to miss. Staying with us at Atlantic Beach Realty will keep your family wanting to return every year to experience this one of a kind festival on the Crystal Coast. Let’s take a peek at what you and the family can experience at the Festival below.

Cocoa 5K Run

Why not spend a little time outside running before heading over to the festival to munch on some chocolate goodies? Yes, this year the Cocoa 5K run will be returning and is one that you will remember forever. Happening on Saturday, February 1st at Carteret Community College McGee Building at 8:00 am is where it will happen. And if you’re worried that you won’t be able to keep up with a run, then you can just walk the course instead. It will be for individuals and there is even a family pack that you can sign up for. What a great way to start the day then to run for a sweet treat afterwards!

Chocolate Spa

For those who want to get their spouses or loved one a day at the spa, then consider the Chocolate Spa. Enjoy a 90-minute Swedish Massage to help you relax while you are on vacation.  Plus get the relaxation of a foot reflexology as well during your massage. Relax and enjoy the smell of chocolate as you get to relax the day away. There are a limited number of spots so be sure to reserve a spot for you and your loved one today.

Chocolate Treats & Goodies

When it comes to chocolate, we can tell you that you won’t run out of finding some of the most decadent treats around. From chocolate cakes to tortes to homemade chocolate bars, there will be something for everyone in the family. And who wouldn’t want to shop for other fun things that are made from chocolate to bring home as souvenirs for the rest of the family who didn’t come along with you. There will also be an hourly chocolate pudding eating contest that will make your kids want to join in. What a great two days that you can join in on the fun and enjoying some delicious chocolate treats on February 1st & 2nd.

While there are so many other great reasons as of why you should go and enjoy the 17th Annual Chocolate Festival, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to Atlantic Beach this year, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family soon as you get to indulge in some tasty treats at the Chocolate Festival!

2019 Carolina Chocolate Festival

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Did you know that visiting the Crystal Coast during February you can enjoy a sweet treat? Yes, it’s the Carolina Chocolate Festival that is happening February 2-3, 2019 this year in Morehead City. It’s the biggest annual event that happens every year that is made for the biggest chocolate fan you know, and it will totally satisfy every sweet tooth out there. Let’s look at what the schedule looks like for the annual chocolate festival this year below.

Carolina Chocolate Festival Facts

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Here is what you need to know about this year’s Carolina Chocolate Festival. You must tell your friends and family about this chocolate adventure you need to attend. It is held during the first weekend of February every year and is held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. It happens to be the largest chocolate festival in Eastern North Carolina. Tickets to the festival are $9 per adult, $2 for kids 5-12 and kids under 5 are free. Active duty Military personnel will be given free admission on Sunday with your Military ID. What a perfect way to start the weekend filled with treats and sweets!

It’s a Chocolate Lover’s Paradise

Enjoy a Sweet Great on the Crystal Coast this Year

Not only will you get your yearly dose of decadent chocolate during the festival, it’s also be dubbed as being a chocolate lover’s paradise. Did you know that there will be a Cocoa 5K Fun Run & Walk, a Chocolate Spa and so much more! And if you have a little baker in your family, then you must allow them to enter into the Jr Cup Cake Wars! If you are a NC Resident, then your child from ages 10-16 can enter in the very first Jr Cup Cake Wars. The entry is free, and you must submit 2 dozen cupcakes to serve at least 8 with chocolate being the main ingredient.

Enjoy a Sweet Treat on the Crystal Coast this Year

Chocolate will be literally everywhere, and you will find chocolate vendors galore tempting you everywhere you turn. From wall-to-wall cakes to chocolate bars and ice cream. This even offers you more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Join in the hourly pudding eating contest, and even the door prizes that will be given away such as the “Golden Ticket”. The Golden Ticket Grand Prize happens to be a trip to chocolate’s own amusement park, Hershey Park for 4!!

Celebrating Charity & Chocolate

Chocolate will not be the only thing that is being celebrated this weekend. Charity is the foundation of the event and allows the festival to continue year after year. The Carolina Chocolate Festival is a charitable organization that partners with local non-profit agencies that can all reap from the benefits and while enjoying chocolate. Some of the charitable organizations are Carteret County Domestic Violence, Second Blessings Community Outreach and Bridge Student Ministries. You can read about the charitable organizations here to learn more about them.

If you’re coming to the North Carolina coast for the amazing Chocolate Festival this year, then you might as well stay here at the beach, right? Of course, the answer is absolutely and let’s make it a delightful weekend full of chocolate and the beach. Imagine yourself sitting back and relaxing on your sound side or oceanfront deck, feet propped up, soaking up the sun and enjoying some decadent chocolate you grabbed from the Chocolate Festival. Ah yes that does sound amazing and like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be a dream. You too can stay at one of our amazing Atlantic Beach vacation rentals and make it a fun filled sweet trip to start off Valentine’s Day a little early!

**Photo Credits goes to Carolina Chocolate Festival Photo Page