March 01, 2009

Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival

Where:: Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.

When:: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday

What:: The 19th annual festival is all about chocolate, with tastings, gourmet samples, raffles and children's games. The heart of the festival is the Chocolate Baking Contest, open to kids and amateurs, as well as restaurants and professionals chefs. Categories include cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecake, candy and "most unusual."

How much: : Admission to the festival is $2. Tastings are 50 cents each. There is no entry fee for the baking contest.

What's nearby:: Shopping and more shopping. Rehoboth Beach's boardwalk is undergoing some construction, but most downtown shops and restaurants are open on weekends. The area also is known for its many outlet centers.

Information:: Call 302-227-2772 or go to

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