This year's Chocolate Lovers Festival offers sweet-tooth traditions like the Taste of Chocolate, chocolate chip pancake breakfast, and silent auction.
Held in downtown Fairfax Saturday and Sunday, the Chocolate Lovers Festival provides confectioners with an outlet to sell their treats. The 2013 collectible Chocolate Lovers Valentine features a drawing of the old Wayne Feeds Store by Jackie Liedl of Local Color.
Warren Brown, founder and owner of Cake Love and Love Cafe in Washington D.C., will judge local cake challenge entries along with Sabrina Campbell of Occasionally Cake in Alexandria, Thomas Prohaska of George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, and Mayor Scott Silverthorne.
Schedule of events:
- Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale: Fire Station 3, Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 for adult, $4 for kids 4-10 years old.
- Face Painting: Fire Station 3, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $2 per child.
- Taste of Chocolate: Old Town Hall, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Chocolate Challenge and Silent Auction: Nutrition Kitchen on University Drive, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Child Fingerprinting: City Hall, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The Chocolate Caper Mock Trial: City Hall, Saturday 10:15 a.m.
- Q&A: Warren Brown and Sabrina Campbell: City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m.
- Harley Eye Candy Photos: City Hall, Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Fire Safety Puppet Show: City Hall, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; City of Fairfax Regional Library, Sunday 12-1 p.m.
- Cake Decorating Working with Chocolate Transfer Sheets: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Saturday 12-1 p.m.
- So You Think You're Smarter Than a Lawyer?: City Hall, Saturday 12:45-1:45 p.m.
- Art Activities: Adam Lister Gallery, Saturday 1-3 p.m.
- Animal Ambassadors Journey to the Jungle: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Saturday 2-3 p.m.
- Cody & BJ Let's All Be Green: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Saturday 3:30-5 p.m.
- Chocolate-Covered Fairy Tales: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Sunday 2-3 p.m.
- Magic with Turley: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Sunday 3:30-4:15 p.m.