Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chocolate Festival Logo LewisburgChocolate Tasting Extravaganza
Location: Downtown Lewisburg Shops
Time: 11am to 4pm
Price: $1 per tasting ticket sold in packets of five for $5*
*We highly recommend that you purchase your tasting tickets in advance, as there are a limited number of tickets available!


Check out the list of delicious tastings HERE

Chocolate Chase logo-page-001HospiceCare 10K Chocolate Chase

HospiceCare of The Greenbrier Valley will host a 10k and a Fun Walk (less than one mile) the morning of the Chocolate Festival.
10K start time: 9am
10K start location: Greenbrier Valley Airport
Fun Walk (less than one mile) start time: 9am
Fun Walk start location: Premier Bank (formerly First National Bank), Downtown Lewisburg

  • Register online for the Chocolate Chase 10k or download a printable registration form here.
  • Download a registration form for the Chocolate Chase Fun Walk here.



Chocolate Festival Brunch
Location: Greenbrier County Public Library

Time: 9am to 11am
Price: $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 & under
Menu to be announced!
*Limited Tickets; Advance purchase suggested. Call  304-647-7568



wonkagroupWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 - Rated G)
FREE at the Historic Lewis Theatre
Two Show times:  10:30am and 2pm
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.  (100 minutes) Click here to view movie trailer.

bake off imageChocolate Bake Off - Benefits the Greenbrier Humane Society
Location: Premier Bank lobby (formerly First National Bank) 
Registration Time: 10am - 11am
Judging Time: 11am to Noon
Tastings: Noon - 2pm or while the goodies last!
Fee to enter a treat in the bake off: $5 and a copy of the recipe
Bake Off Registration Form


Chocolate MousseChocolate Mousse Eating Contest
Location: Stella's Restaurant on Washington Street
Registration:  10am - 12:30pm
Ages 5 to 9:  1:00pm
Ages 10 to 14: 1:30pm
Ages 15+:  2pm
Cost:  Free to participate

black king coal



Live Music featuring BlacKingCoal

Genre: Appalachian Soul

Location:  City Greenspace
Time:  11am - 2pm
Cost:  Free






2nd block rock

Live Music featuring Second Block Rock!

A class at Greenbrier East High School under the direction of Mr. Jim Allder that focuses on original music and covers of songs from all different genres.

Location:  City Greenspace
Time:  2:30 pm
Cost:  Free




horse guy





el Gleno Grande  (The Horse Guy)
Location:  intersection of Washington Street and Court Street
Time: Two performances 11:45 and 1:45 pm
Cost:  Free






childrens read aloud book cover


Children's Story Telling
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate
Location:  Love Child (124 West Washington Street)
Time:  1:00pm
Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Love Child in downtown Lewisburg



quick lunch



A few downtown restaurants will be serving quick lunches for those who want a bite to eat (other than chocolate) but do not want to spend time on the full dining experience. The Bakery, Cakes & Cones, and The Asylum will serve up some quick lunch options for festival-goers. Stop by to get yours!






Chef Jean-Suteau


The Greenbrier Pastry Chef Demonstration
Featuring Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Suteau
Location: City National Bank
Time: 1pm  (Seating is Limited)
Cost: Free





Chef Rich RosendaleChef Demonstration
Chef Rich Rosendale, CMC
The Rosendale Group

Location: Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center
Time:  2:00pm
Cost: Free 

Chcolate entree


Special Chocolate Themed Entrees & Desserts

Graciously offered by the downtown Lewisburg Restaurants
The following restaurants will be hosting special chocolate themed entrees and desserts on their menus in honor of the Chocolate Festival.
(We do suggest visiting the restaurant's website for dining and reservation information.)



The Asylum:

Homemade chocolate cheesecake with salted caramel sauce 

Del Sol Cantina and Grill

Coffee encrusted pork tenderloin topped with mole served with crisp tostones, roasted vegetables, and picked onions

Food & Friends

Pepper crusted beef tenderloin with a chocolate port sauce served with garlic smashed red potatoes, veggie medley, soup or salad, and fresh bread. Dessert: Chocolate bread pudding

The Livery

Chocolate barbecue babyback ribs

The French Goat

Steak et Hommard avec Sauce du Chocolate:

Grilled ribeye barrel, butter poached lobster, crisp oxtail McCair potato, white chocolate fennel silk, baby vegetables, milk chocolate jus

Stardust Cafe

Hot Chili Chocolate Mole Chicken

Historic General Lewis Inn

Cocoa Rubbed Filet with Mocha Porter Reduction

Price:  Prices will vary at each establishment

Contender movie poster-page-001The Contender (2015)
From Lewisburg, West Virginia to Lyon, France
Showing at the Historic Lewis Theatre
Show time:  7pm
Ticket Price: $5
In the winter of 2012, Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale and Corey Siegel earned the opportunity to represent the United States in the prestigious cooking competition known as the Bocuse d'Or. Held every two years in Lyon, France, the Bocuse d'Or represents the pinnacle of competition cooking. With the United States determined to make the podium for the first time ever, Rich and Corey embark on an intense one-year training regimen in Lewisburg, WV that includes the construction of a secret test kitchen inside of The Greenbrier's decommissioned cold war bunker. Together with some of America's greatest chefs, they vie for culinary glory at the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France.

Click here for a preview!



GVT logoGreenbrier Valley Theatre presents: You Can’t Take It With You
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Comedy | April 8 – 23
Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart showcases their time-tested recipe for quirky comedy with three generations of the Sycamore family living under one roof. Fireworks ignite when daughter Alice brings her fiancé and his straight-laced parents home to meet the assortment of mixed nuts who make up her endearing family. You can’t help but leave the theatre smiling!

Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm
Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the GVT Box Office at 304.645.3838.
Single Tickets
General: $27
Senior (60+): $24
Student/Child: $20