Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival held the same time each year?
The festival is held the second Saturday in April. The only exception is when Easter falls around that date. We announce the date of the festival at least one year in advance.
Should we come for the weekend?
For sure! The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival often has events happening both Friday and Saturday. 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. Check out the "Where to Stay" page on our local visitors center website.
How many tasting tickets should I buy?
It really does depend on how much of a chocaholic you are! The Tasting Extravaganza takes place from 11-4 on Saturday, and a frequent Chocolate Festival goer usually buys two packs of tickets per person (or 10 tickets total.)
Where do I get tickets?
This Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is almost always a sell-out, so we strongly encourage that you plan ahead. There is no admission fee and all festival activities are free, but you will need tasting tickets in order to take advantage of the more than 30,000 chocolate-themed treats. Tickets are on sale here or in person inside 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 a balloon artist, street performances, children's read-aloud, a free screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and face painting. They may even see Willy Wonka himself!
Do we need tickets for the other events?
Nope, festival activities are free and open to the public.
Can we see a list of all the chocolate offerings?
Yes! We will post a final list of tastings and their locations the week before the festival, including a Lewisburg Chocolate Festival map so you can plan out your day and not miss a thing!
Where can we park?
There is a municipal parking lot on the corner of Lafayette and Foster Streets, Premier Bank and City National Bank lots, behind New River Community and Technical College, Greenbrier County Public Library, and side streets. 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 begins at 11a.m. but you'll see folks milling about in the downtown shops starting at 10. If you have tickets at will call inside City Hall, the doors open at 10a.m.
Are dogs allowed?
As much as we love our fur babies, please leave Fido at home. Chocolate isn't good for dogs anyway, right?