WILLIMANTIC celebrates 13th annual Chocolate Fest!

It’s time to “get your cocoa on!” and begin thinking about all that is romantically Willimantic as our Downtown celebrates its 13th Annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, February 11th. The day begins with the Cupid Made Me Run road race and fundraiser for WAIM, and special chocolate themed events planned at various businesses and venues around Willimantic, including an annual cake contest (22 and counting…) at the Kerri Gallery on Main Street, music with Bruce John on the lunch hour, and so much more. Sponsorships are also available to help support this uniquely regional event (see Activities-Sponsorship info below). For more information email: or call 860.423.6389

Announced Events Happening That Day:

Let Them Eat Cake Chocolate Cake Baking Contest – Fire up your ovens and get baking!  No matter your age or ability, you are invited to bake your favorite chocolate cake for the 13th annual chocolate cake baking contest that will occur on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 in conjunction with the Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival and the Windham Town 325th Birthday Year of Celebration! Find Out More & Sign Up Here

Swift Waters Artisan Cooperative – Handing out chocolate treats from 10am – 5pm. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket.

First Congregational Church of Willimantic – Providing 2 free chocolate chip pancakes per person from 10:00 am – 12:00pm. Coffee & hot chocolate will be available for purchase.

CT Eastern Railroad Museum – Model railroad in operation, RR Museum promotional information, handouts. Complimentary instant cocoa packets. Activity will take place at Sumner & Sumner – 757 Main St. Willimantic.

Jewels Verne Jewelers – Participating in the Chocolate Chip Stroll. All different kinds of baked goods will be available for purchase.

Windham Textile & History Museum – Chocolate Windham frogs & mice can be created and devoured at the Windham Textile & History Museum from noon to 2pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsorships Are Available!

Sponsorships help publicize the event to the greater community and assure a stellar event for the Downtown. Sponsorships for the event will help cover event costs such as marketing, posters etc.

Chocolate Truffle: $250 – Include logo on event posters, press releases & websites, guest on radio shows

Dark Chocolate: $100 –  Name on event posters, press release & websites

Chocolate Chip: $50 – Name on event posters Windham Arts, Thread City & Chamber of Commerce Websites

Chocolate Sprinkles: $ Any Amount Under $50 There can never be enough chocolate sprinkles! These sponsorships are here to support an event in return for the awareness that they, too are responsible for bringing a successful Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Fest to our Region!


Truffle Sponsor:
Willimantic Food Co-op

Choc. Chip Sponsor:
A Cupcake for Later, LLC

Chocolate Chips Sponsors:

Swift Waters Artisan Cooperative
Ol Williard’s