Grapevine Chocolate Festival held Mar. 12-13

By Rebecca Fowler
Staff Writer

Downtown Grapevine is known for its annual “Grapefest” in September.  An event that many people do not know about, however, is Grapevine’s Chocolate Festival this Friday and Saturday, March 12-13.

On Friday from 7-10pm, the Chocolate Fest will feature “An Evening of Chocolate and Wine,” held in the patio setting of La Buena Vida Vineyards, 416 E. College Street.  Tickets for this adult-centered event are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and will include chocolate samples, wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music.

On Saturday, a “Day of Chocolate and Art” from 10:303:30pm we be held in the Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street.  This event will include chocolate samples from area chocolatiers, caterers, bakeries, restaurants and more, art exhibits and sales from area artisans, commemorative chocolate containers for sale, people’s choice contests with celebrity judging and live music.  Tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door for adults and $5 for children 7 and under.  Adults will receive 10 chocolate samples, and kids receive 3.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on-line at  or by contacting Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth at 972-574-4420.  Advance ticket sales end at 6 p.m. Thurs, March 11.

Click here for more details about the Grapevine Chocolate Festival.

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