Event Synopsis

Event Synopsis:

The Eighth Annual McLean Chocolate Festival, managed by the McLean Rotary Club, is a community and family-based event held on the last Sunday in January at the McLean Community Center.

Our goals are to:

Ø  Bring out local residents during a relatively quiet winter time

Ø  Promote McLean businesses and the Rotary Club of McLean  

Ø  Raise funds for the Rotary Club of McLean to support local and international charitable and educational programs

Any business that sells something chocolate or related products (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, drinks, ice cream, etc.) is invited to sell its products.  The Rotary Club of McLean retains 25% of all vendor proceeds.

Vendors will be selling all things chocolate in the McLean High School Cafeteria.  There will be a separate section of the cafeteria where patrons can see a colonial America chocolate-making demonstration by American Heritage, a Mars Company. There will also be space for patrons to eat their treats. McLean High Interact Club students will conduct chocolate-related games for children in the Lecture Hall down the hall from the cafeteria. Ukelele Phil and the Hula Kids will be performing at the festival. Visit Ukelele Phil's website by clicking here. 

Local businesses are invited to purchase banners to hang in the cafeteria during the event, or place ads in the event program. Contact mcleanrotary.va@gmail.com for further information.

The Rotary Club of McLean staffs the event.

The festival will be held from 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018. There is no inclement weather date.