Event Synopsis

Event Synopsis:

The 11th Annual McLean Chocolate Festival, managed by the McLean Rotary Club, is a community and family-based event which will be held January 29, 2023 at the McLean Community Center.

Our goals are to:

Ø  Bring out local residents during a relatively quiet springtime to an event that is fun for the whole family

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

At the 10th annual festival 9 businesses sold something chocolate or related products (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, drinks, ice cream, etc.).  The Rotary Club of McLean retained 25% of all vendor proceeds.

What Can I Do at the 11th Annual Festival?

Vendors will be selling all things chocolate in several rooms at the McLean Community Center. There will be a separate room where patrons can see a colonial America chocolate-making demonstration by American Heritage, a Mars Company. There is space throughout the building for patrons to eat their treats.  There is a children's game room staffed by the Keyettes Club from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  There will be free entertainment throughout the day. Patrons can also purchase raffle tickets for four chocolate baskets and a cultured pearl necklace with matching earrings.

Local businesses have banners hanging throughout the building during the event. There is also a separate room of five non-food or beverage organizations providing information. 

The Rotary Club of McLean, an all-volunteer service organization, staffs the event.

The festival will be held from 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2023. There is no inclement weather date.