From the Bel Air Downtown Alliance:
On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance will be celebrating their 11th Annual Chocolate & Candy Festival at the Bel Air Reckord Armory in Downtown Bel Air from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Admission for the event is just$5.00. Each paid admission will receive four FREE sample tickets allowing them to sample from our chocolatiers, candymakers, and sweet treat merchants. Children under 6 years of age are FREE and they will receive two FREE sample tickets. Additional sample tickets may be purchased and are $3.00 for three tickets. This year, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce that Moore’sCandies, Wockenfuss Candies, Bel Air Bakery, Stephanie’s Sweets, The Flavor Cupcakery, Bel Air Kettle Corn, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Sweet Devotion Cupcakery, Broom’s Bloom Dairy, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Mary Sue Candies,Tastefully Simple, Rita’s Italian Ice in Forest Hill, Grandma Whitley’sCreations, Flowers by Lucy, and Coffee Coffee will all be in attendance with their delicious and decadent treats as samples and available for purchase. In addition, there will be a Children’sCraft & Activity Area, sponsored by the Bel Air Athletic Club and APGFCU,with chocolate and candy themed activities for the kids. This year’s festival will also include the 3rd Annual Downtown Bel Air Scavenger Hunt designed-to send you out on an exploration of the local shops and boutiques to find candy and prizes.
“The Chocolate & Candy Festival marks the official start to the event season in Downtown Bel Air. This is really the first time of the year that the community is invited out to Downtown Bel Air and to enjoy everything we have to offer. Chocolate, candy, and sweet treats are what we use to entice everyone to join us,” reported Scott T. Walker, Executive Director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. “Bel Air and Harford County have so many wonderful chocolate and candy makers, like Wockenfuss and Stephanie’s Sweets, but we also have great merchants that offer the chocolate and candy ‘experience’ with other sweet treats, such as, Flavor Cupcakery, Broom’s Bloom, and Bel Air Bakery,” Mr.Walker added. “This is a local event and we wanted to include as many of the local chocolate, candy, and sweet treat merchants as possible. However, it’s still all about chocolate and candy, so we also wanted to give everyone as much ‘bang for their buck’ as possible. We think the addition of some non-local merchants will do that and we are very excited that Mary Sue Candies, from Baltimore, MD, will be joining us once again,” he concluded.
This event is made possible due to the generosity and support of APGFCU, Bel Air Athletic Club, Harford Artists Gallery, Cat Sense Feline Hospital, Circa Ltd.,Bel Air North Child Care & Montessori School, and Harford Bank.
So mark your calendars for Saturday, March 3rd to enjoy a fun-filled and family-friendly afternoon in Downtown Bel Air with chocolate, candy, sweet treats, and so much more at the 11thAnnual Chocolate & Candy Festival! Bel Air … Be a Part of It! For more information, visit www.DowntownBelAir.com.