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2023 Events

AG Chocolates 2023

Schedule of Events 2023

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Mindo Chocolate Makers - Informative fun facts about all things chocolate and delicious samples of Mindo’s Hot Chocolate. Learn more about cocoa beans, cocoa pods, and ‘how chocolate is made’ @ Agricole Farm Stop

 

  • 11:00 am - Until supplies last: A Penguin Egg Hunt! Children Ages 2-7 will hunt for chocolate-filled penguin eggs located inside and outside of participating downtown stores. Look for the Penguin fliers on doors and window fronts to find participating businesses.

 

  • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm: The Vendor Market @ Chelsea First Congregational Church on Middle Street. 

 

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: AG Chocolates - the art of making chocolate shared by Chris Kitley, Owner. Learn more about this fascinating art and enjoy samples @ Agricole Farm Stop

 

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Juggling savant Willy Wonka will be juggling throughout downtown, adding to the merriment as people meander through stores, restaurants, and demonstrations. 

 

  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm & 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm: Lakehouse Bakery Owner Keegan Rogers will  share his knowledge of all things chocolate in a presentation @ Chelsea Congregational Church on Middle Street. Keegan will have special chocolate items for sale.

 

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Chef Emily of Chelsea Alehouse Brewery will be sharing her experience of cooking with chocolate @ Chelsea Congregational Church on Middle Street.

 

  • All Day: There will be four drawings; 1) Jiffy Mixes 24 box assortment plus a cookbook, 2) One Night Stay at Chelsea Comfort Inn featuring a King Whirlpool Room with Complimentary Hot Breakfast and two tickets to the Purple Rose Theatre, 3) Gift Basket full of Chelsea Goods, and 4) a $250 gift card to participating merchants, compliments of Mykala Mortgage Planning... Enter to win at Agricole and at the Chelsea Congregational Church on Middle Street.

About Chocolate Extravaganza...

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to help celebrate, Chelsea merchants will showcase the best gifts for your Valentine. While you shop, you will have the opportunity to indulge in an assortment of decadent treats during the 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza Saturday, February 11, 2023, starting at 10 a.m.  

Featured items & Events

Agricole Farm Stop

Hosting live chocolate maker demonstrations starting at 10am. Mindo Chocolates Maker owner Barbara Wilson will have samples of Mindo Hot Chocolate* and you can learn fun facts about chocolate from 10am-12pm. Gingie's Cookies will also be here from 10am-12pm with her delicious treats for sale! AG Chocolates owner Chris Kitley will have free samples of his delectable truffles* from 12pm-2pm. There will be samples of Ferris Nut Company's Dark Chocolate Almonds and Malt Balls* from 2pm-4pm. All day cafe special - Chocolate Rose Elixir $5. (*while supplies last)

Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce 

Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Vendor Market from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday Feb 11 at the Chelsea First Congregational Church on Middle Street 

Chelsea Alehouse (Open 12pm-10pm)

Chocolate covered cherry old fashioned. A twist on a classic, with bourbon, cherry liquor, and chocolate bitters. This cocktail drinks smooth and sweet, finishing with chocolate aromatics, a perfect cocktail for a romantic dinner.

Chelsea Village Flowers

Stop in during Chocolate Extravaganza to place an order for a beautiful flower arrangement for your special Valentine!

Cleary's Pub (Open 11:30am-10pm)

Cleary’s Pub food and drinks, the perfect sustenance to keep your shopping strength in peak condition! A modern Twist on the Classic Bliss!

                                                                                                   

The Cottage Rabbit (Special Hours on February 11th - 10:00am - 8pm)

The Cottage Rabbit will be holding a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, in addition they will be selling Gilbert's chocolates all day. 

FarmSudz

Will have special soap and skin treats made special for your Valentine!

The Garden Mill

Find the perfect gift for your Valentine at The Garden Mill, and get 20% off all Valentine's Gnomes – plus a free chocolate treat with every purchase! In-store only, while supplies last. Children can also search for Penguin Eggs filled with a chocolate treat.

Kitty Face

Lots of special Valentine's Day items!

La Jolla Fine Jewelry

Chocolate Truffles and a Free Jewelry Give Away Drawing will be going on throughout the day. Plus, stop in for free jewelry cleaning.

La Maison

Stop in and see our beautiful collection. 

Merkel Furniture and Carpet One

Additional 10% off all clearance items. Plus check out Merkel Furniture's very own line of Hometown Candles. 

The Potting Shed

Lots of special Valentine's Day items!

Serendipity Books

Featuring a pretty cotton baggie of European chocolates and a book-ish paper flower with each purchase.

 

Smokehouse 52 BBQ (Open 11:30am-9pm)

Serving specialty cocktails, featuring a delicious Coco Puff Old Fashioned created especially for Chocolate Extravaganza!

True North Jerky

Delicious and delightful Charcuterie and more! 

Violet and Moss

Lots of special Valentine's Day items!

Whitetail

Find the perfect gift for your valentine while you enjoy delicious treats from Beetons.

Withington's

Harvest Chocolate will be here from 12pm-3pm sampling their chocolates, along with wine and beer pairing samples. They'll also be showing off some fresh cocoa pods and roasting beans so we can see what their process looks like!

Zou Zou's Café (Open 8am-7pm)

Stop in during Chocolate Extravaganza to warm up with a cup of hot coffee or fanciful latte! 

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