Long Grove Chocolate Festival

Long Grove Chocolate Festival Tickets

This past weekend I really flubbed up on a blog opp. I felt horrible, seriously, because in all honesty I was really looking forward to doing participating in the opportunity since it was for Chicago area bloggers. However, since I was already at the Long Grove Chocolate Festival I determined to make the best of a sad situation – I bought chocolate – of course. ;)

Long Grove Chocolate Festival Sign

Long Grove Too Much Chocolate Sign

Blondie and “B” were with me and we spent a little over an hour walking around the festival. Thankfully, we had arrived a little before opening time which enabled us to find parking very easily and we avoided massive crowds and lines during checkout. It definitely pays to be an early bird to popular Chicago events.

Long Grove Stopping to Smell Tulips

It was a beautiful day on Sunday for the Long Grove Chocolate Festival. We enjoyed stopping to smell all the tulips and daffodils in bloom. We rested on park benches and watched people. We visited a Christmas shop called, The Pear Tree Shoppe, the Scandinavian shop, the Irish shop, the Nifty Fifties shop as well as an antique store and others.

Long Grove Confectionary

My girls were very pleased with our outing, especially when it came time to visit the Confectionary and buy chocolate! We treated ourselves to creamy chocolate fudge, a chocolate covered pretzel and a peanut butter cup with M&Ms on top. We treated those at home to a dozen apple cider donuts and chocolate coins.

Long Grove Sisters Forever

All in all the girls thought we should get out more often as we absorbed warm sunshine and pleasant companions.

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31 comments

  1. LyndaS says:

    What? A chocolate festival? How awesome!

  2. Mellisa says:

    Sounds like my kind of festival!

  3. Oh my! A chocolate festival!!

  4. Marcie W. says:

    I would be a very dangerous person at a chocolate festival!

  5. Tammy says:

    Now that’s a blog opp my husband would have been happy to have joined me on!

  6. Kathleen says:

    We get things like the rattlesnake festival around here, sure do wish it was a chocolate fest instead.

  7. Oh my, Kathleen, I don’t think I could handle a rattlesnake festival.

  8. Sounds like a nice festival!

  9. courtney says:

    Oooh my kind of festival :)

  10. What a fun outing and how could you go wrong with CHOCOLATE??!!!

  11. Jenn says:

    Those tulips are gorgeous! It looks like the girls had a wonderful time!

  12. Lisa says:

    We went to that! My kids loved it!

  13. Ummmm … and WHY can’t this be in MY area?

  14. I know, Rachel, this is something EVERY town should host! ;)

  15. Sounds wonderfully delicious!!

  16. Colleen says:

    Who wouldn’t love a chocolate festival.

  17. We used to go there as a kids! Love long grove chocolates!

  18. I’m glad you were able to salvage the day and have an amazing time eating chocolate :)

  19. I would love to go to a chocolate fest! So fun!

  20. I regret never trying their chocolate when I lived in the suburbs!

  21. CHOCOLATE!!!!! Awesome way to salvage a day!

  22. Donna says:

    I love when we have Chocolate Fest here in Knoxville. :)

  23. I would have gained 10lbs going to this festival, lol.

  24. At this point in my life a chocolate fest would even beat out a beer fest :D

  25. Yum, a chocolate festival, sounds tasty and fun!

  26. Lolo says:

    I would love to go to a chocolate festival!

  27. A chocolate festival sounds AWESOME!!

  28. Who doesn’t love Chocolate! I would love to go to this!

  29. Maryann says:

    yum chocolate

  30. Shell Feis says:

    That sounds like fun!

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