Sixth Annual McLean Chocolate Festival

Make your plans now to attend the 6th Annual McLean Chocolate Festival!

McLean Chocolate Festival

January 29, 2017 

11:00 am until 5:00 p.m.

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave

McLean, Virginia 22101

Each year the Festival has grown in both the number and quality of vendors and in the number of visitors attending.  

Mark your calendar now for this family friendly, community event.

How do I get to the McLean Community Center?  Click here for directions.

For a list of participating vendors: click here.

Again this year MARS (maker of lots of great chocolate products and headquartered here in McLean, Virginia) 
will be a festival sponsor.
While at the Festival visit the MARS American Heritage exhibit in the Refreshment room.
Here you can learn about and experience America's history through a chocolate making demonstration
and hear the story of one of America's most beloved foods...chocolate!
Did you know that chocolate has been enjoyed as a drink for over 3,500 years?
Did you know that the earliest record of chocolate in the Americas is from the inventory
of a ship that sank off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida in 1641?
Visit the MARS American Heritage Historic Chocolate website at:

For kids of all ages on the Festival Stage, 
Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids will perform two shows during the festival at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Can you say "chocolate" in Hawaiian?

Accordionist Dave Lovins will also perform on the Festival Stage at 3:30 pm.
We wonder if Dave knows any songs about chocolate?
If not, Dave promises lots of fun songs, some sing-a-longs, and something special just for the Chocolate Festival.

We are still accepting vendors for this year's Festival.
Please see the Navigation column on the left for this year's
(1) Vendor Application, and (2) for Vendor Participation Information.
Potential vendors who would like additional information are invited to contact

The McLean Chocolate Festival is Sponsored by the Rotary Club of McLean
Post Office Box 561
McLean, Virginia 22101

If you are a Rotarian who has recently moved into the McLean area, or if you live and/or work in the McLean area and would like to know more about Rotary and the Rotary Club of McLean, you are invited to join us for our weekly luncheon meal.  We meet every Tuesday at 12:00 noon for lunch in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22101.  For more information view our webpage at:  If you plan to visit our club for lunch, please email us at the address below so we know you are coming.  The men and women of the Rotary Club of McLean will welcome you warmly.

For more information please email:

Updated July 14, 2016.