Ninth annual Chocolate Lovers Festival on tap

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The ninth annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival will bring a world of epicurean delights to local choco-holics beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Ark. This is the fourth year the event has been sponsored by Vacation Rentals, Inc.

"This is the perfect day-trip or weekend get-away for those wanting to celebrate Valentine's Day or just indulge in waterfalls of chocolate," said Pam Hinson, Holiday Island Vacation Rentals manager. "Vacation Rentals is thrilled to be presenting the Chocolate Lovers' Festival again this year."

This year's event will feature multiple dipping fountains in addition to cakes, cookies, ice cream and beverages. Chocolate novelty items and body products will also be available. Vendors will showcase their items and offer samples to attendees.

The festival will also have several "best of" contests in both amateur and professional categories. Some of those include best decorated cake, best candy, best dessert, most creative dessert, best brownies, best candy and best cookies.

The event will benefit many area charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Tickets for this year's event are available at a cost of $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 6. Tickets may be purchased by calling 888-465-4753 or by e-mail at

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