Chocolate Chip Stroll


On Saturday, Feb. 10th from 11-3 pm* local businesses will open their doors with free chocolate samples and menu specials. (*times vary, see merchant)

There's plenty of parking downtown, so bring your family and friends and hit the streets to sample chocolates in various forms and visit many of Willimantic Downtown's merchants. 


Look for:


A Cupcake for Later - offering Salted Chocolate Caramel, Red Velvet and White Chocolate Rasoberry mini cupcakes

Arts at the Capitol Theater - (10 - 12) - Open House, tours, Q&A, food, and raffle

BENCH Shop – stop in and enter to win a raffle basket valued at $75, 1/2 price off on Lunasea Treasures sterling silver earings, chocolate treats, too

CADMarshall Framing – (10 – 4) - offering sweets, a raffle, and a gallery show

Cafemantic – offering their special Valentine’s Day menu, reservations recommended by calling 860.423.4243

CT Eastern Railroad Museum (at Sumner and Sumner) – will be running a small model railroad, providing information about the museum, hot cocoa packets

Edible Arrangements – offering free chocolate fruit samples

Elm Discount Package Store (12 – 5) - wine tasting

Faith Cafe (at Cafemantic) – offering samples of baked goods, and gift packages for purchase

First Congregational Church – (10 - 12) - free chocolate chip pancakes, and beverages for purchase 

Garo's Place – samples of hors d'oeuvres, nutella flan, and cheese flan

Grounded Coffee Co. – special menu item

H&R Block – (9 – 3) - handing out treats

Hosmer Mountain Soda – samples of Chocolate Cream Soda

Jewels Verne Jewelers – chocolate surprises, and a 20 – 40% off sale

Kerri Art Studio & Gallery - Chocolate Samples and for purchase from Pomfret Chocolates, live music including Bruce John from 12:30 - 1:30

Liberty Bank – (9 – 12) - giving out brownies and Hershey kisses

QVCC - at the Willimantic Public Library 

Rajean’s Gifts, Antiques & Collectibles  - (10 – 3) - Bev York gives the history of chocolate at 10:30 and 11; free hot chocolate samples

Swift Waters Artisans' Coop (10 – 5) - chocolate treats, drawing for gift bag, sample Hosmer soda

Taquitos Mexican Grill - samples of churros with chocolate, chocolate abuelita, 21+ Valentine's raffle

The Fermented Crepe - special menu items, art exhibit, and live music

The Mill Museum – (1 – 3) - Romantic Willimantic Candy Land and The Price is Right, Candy Hat contest

Willimantic Brewing Company – (opens at 11:30) - special menu items: SWAK Stout, Chocolate Martinis, Chocolate Mousse

Willimantic Food Coop - 38th birthday party, free samples, 10% store wide

Willimantic Pharmacy - Chcocolate Surprise

Willimantic Public Library (10 -2) – drop in craft for kids, Hershey’s kisses

Willimantic Records – (12 - 5) celebrating their 6th anniversary with live music

Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. - selling Romantic Willimantic tees

Willimantic Whitewater Partnership

Windham Energy Commission - 

Zok's Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies – (11 – 4) – samples of chocolate beer brewed especially for the Chocolate Festival


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