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2011-10-06 / Community News

Come to the 8th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce invites you to Lexington, Texas for its eighth annual Chocolate Lovers Festival which will be held Downtown on the Square on Saturday, Oct. 15. The theme of the day will be – “Chocolate in all its forms”.

This year marks some new additions, with a greater variety of arts & crafts vendors, the Mobile Dairy classroom, demonstrations and information about how we get our milk, plus kids can have a go at milking a cow. Experts from the Southwest Dairy Association will be on hand at the mobile dairy parlor, on the Square, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. during the festival. As usual, we are looking for the area’s best bakers. Kids and adults are invited to enter their Best Chocolate Cake and/or Best Chocolate Dessert. Have your entry in by 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Texas Chefs Association will be the judges. Separate prizes will be awarded for Youth (13- and-under) and adults (14-and-over).

Kids 10-13 and 14-18 are invited to compete in the chocolate-themed Fear Factor contest. Just like the TV Reality show, this one involves competing in teams, overcoming physical challenges and eating bugs (chocolate-covered, of course!). Fear Factor teams must register by 2 p.m. on Saturday the 15th; contest starts as soon as the Baking Contest winners’ awards are presented (usually between 3 and 3:30 p.m.).

There is no admission fee for the Chocolate Lovers Festival. There are small charges for Chocolate Alley, where you can sample and purchase a variety of chocolate goodies; kids games (Plinko, Slip & Slide, Bounce House), and other activities. For more information, call 979-773-4337 or 979-773-9100.

2010 Baking Contest Winners

Adult Cakes
First, L.D. Levi
Second, Melissa Brown
Third, Ricki Hooper
Adult Desserts
First, Amanda Aduddell
Second, Tonya Bohl
Third, Cindy Gibson
Youth Cakes
First, Katelyn Kocman
Second, Kay Brittany Grander
Third, Genevieve Eberz
Youth Desserts
First, Grace Freeman
Second, Landri Monet Milligan
Third, Chase Allert














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