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Chocolate Excursion returns to downtown Waynesboro

Mainstreet Waynesboro is returning one of its most delicious events to downtown Waynesboro.

The Chocolate Excursion will be held Saturday, March 2 from 2-5 p.m. at shops and restaurants in on Main Street.

The event will feature many downtown restaurants and eateries as well as several other sweet chocolate purveyors positioned in downtown businesses. The Chocolate Excursion was created in 2022 as a safe alternative to Mainstreet’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday of every March. Strollers will pick up a passport at the American Legion Post 15 starting at 2 p.m. and follow the prompts around downtown, tasting and sampling chocolate from many different purveyors.
The purveyors include: The Candy Kitchen, The Crispy Biscuit, Cupcake Gypsy, Wednesday Coffee, Sarah’s Eats & Treats, Rough Edges Brewing, The Waynesburger, Sweet Thyme, Classmate Creations and Zoe’s Chocolate Co.

The stroll will feature samples of chocolate wine at the Wee Scott Book Shoppe. Several of the downtown stores will be sharing samples of their favorite chocolates as well. New this year is the Boro Bake-Off! More than a dozen bakers will be making chocolate cakes for the chance to win cash prizes. Winners will be announced during the final hour of the event.

Tickets for the excursion cost $25 in advance at and $30 at the door. Tickets include the excursion as well as a happy hour from 4-5 at the American Legion with popular local singer Kerensa Gray and a complimentary glass of champagne, “We are excited to bring this event to downtown again,” said Bill Kohler, director of economic development for Mainstreet Waynesboro. “This is a chance to showcase our great businesses and restaurants, while sampling some of the best chocolate in the area,” Kohler said.
There also will be chances to win nearly a dozen raffle baskets at the Legion.

Sponsors include F&M Trust, The Leland at Laurel Run, McLaughlin’s Energy Services, WACCO Properties and Barbara Gaydick.

Proceeds benefit Mainstreet Waynesboro’s downtown revitalization efforts. Mainstreet is an independent nonprofit working since 1996 to attract and retain businesses and improve the look, safety and aesthetics in downtown Waynesboro.

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