Is the Lewisburg W.V. Chocolate Festival held the same time each year?
The festival is TYPICALLY held the second weekend of April. The only exception is when Easter falls around that date. We always try to list the dates of the festival at least one year in advance.
Should we come for the weekend?
For sure! The Lewisburg W.V. Chocolate Festival has events happening Friday and Saturday each year, so it's enough to keep you hopping. Also April is a great time to visit the Greenbrier Valley.
How far in advance do hotels book up?
Lewisburg is fortunate to have a number of chain hotels, an historic Inn, and a myriad of bed and breakfasts. Since April isn't our prime tourist season, you shouldn't have too much difficulty getting a room reserved through April.
How many tasting tickets should I buy?
Wow - isn't that always the loaded question! It really does depend on how much of a chocaholic you are! The Tasting Extravaganza takes place for five hours on Saturday and a frequent Chocolate Festival goer usually buys two packs of tickets per person (or 10 tickets total.)
What's the easiest way to get tickets?
This Lewisburg W.V. Chocolate Festival event is almost always a sell-out, so we strongly encourage that you plan ahead. Tickets go on sale for the 2016 event on Monday, February 16. You may purchase them here online or inperson at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center.
Is there enough to do to bring our kids?
Absolutely! While they will love the chocolate tastings, they'll also enjoy free balloon artists, street performers, a Chocolate Mousse Eating Contest, and a chocolate storytime. They may even see Willy Wonka himself!
Do we need tickets for the other events?
If you plan to take in the concert - you will need to purchase tickets through Carnegie Hall. All the other events are free and seating is first come, first served.
Can we see a list of all the chocolate offerings?
Yes! We will post a final list of chocolate offerings the week before the festival, including a Lewisburg W.V. Chocolate Festival map so you can plan out your day and not miss a thing!
Where can we park?
There are three free Municipal Parking Lots downtown. In addition, a large parking lot is available at the Greenbrier Community College on Church Street. If you are staying in one of our hotels, don't forget to ask if they offer a complimentary shuttle. Many do!
What time should we arrive?
The Tasting Extravaganza opens at 11:00 a.m. but you'll see folks milling about in the downtown shops starting at 10 or 10:30. If you have tickets at Will Call, the doors open at 9:00 a.m.