Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival // What to do in Montrose

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival & it will be taking place this coming Saturday, May 20th. We block off a whole street, fill it with unique vendors, wineries, good food, and bring in the community stage for an afternoon of fun! Each year we raise over $30,000 for local charities, isn't that amazing? It's not just a good time but it's also supporting awesome causes like our local library, hospital and Interfaith to name a few. 

I've been on the committee for three years now and I truly think this year is going to be the best yet. Our team has poured our hearts into making this a high end festival that you will love coming to! We hand selected vendors that carry unique, high quality items, food vendors that offer a variety of types of food, made sure that there were lots of chocolate & sweets and are bringing back bands that everyone has loved in the past! 

We have people coming from Philadelphia, NY state and I'm sure places we haven't even heard yet! I wanted to create a quick reference guide of things to do for those traveling in to spend the day with us! 

Shopping // 

From the Heart: A little gift shop on the main street, Twyla has been open over 10 years & has a wonderful selection of unique gifts for everyone. She will have a booth at the festival too. 

Chocolates by Leopold: The shop that inspired the start of the festival, get your chocolate fix at their shop or at one of their stands in the festival! 

Lily Pad: Personally, Lily Pad Florist & Gift Shop is one of my favorites, I love flowers! They have clothing & gifts in the back! Their booth at the festival features their famous flower crowns!! It's a huge crowd favorite & they sell out quickly! Get yours before they are gone! 

 

Dining // 

Original Italian Pizza : pizza, salads, sandwiches 

Joycie's Cafe  : soups, salads, sandwiches 

McCormack's at The Inn : pub food 

Montrose Club : sandwiches, specials on their FB 

Anthony's : pizza, salads, soups 

Places to Stay // 

Rosemont Inn  

The Inn at Montrose 

Schedule of Events for Chocolate & Wine Festival // 

8:00 AM : 2017 Run for Life 5K and Fun-Run

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM FOCUS: Annual Chocolate & Wine Festival Invitational Art Exhibit

(Location is the Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books, Public Avenue)

2:30 PM Festival Opens!

2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

- Chocolate Demos with Leopold

- Home Wine Makers Wine Making Demo

- Glassblowing Demos by PieceMaker Glass

- Live Entertainment

- Sampling from PA Wineries

- Microbrews on Tap

- Gourmet Food Vendors

- Vendors with Wine, Chocolate & Art Related Products

- Products from Local Artisans

7:30 PM Festival Closes

Order your tickets here! We hope to see you in Montrose on May 20th! Tag us in your photos using the hashtag #montrosecwf!