THIS festival is the sweetest spot in West Virginia

The town of Ripley has held a festival every March since 2008 to celebrate one of the most important things in life: Chocolate! The West Virginia Chocolate Festival is a celebration of all things chocolate and a great way to showcase the finest chocolatiers of the state as well as the states chocolate industry. Businesses, churches, schools, individuals and the community of Ripley come together to hold this amazing celebration of chocolate.

If you love chocolate, then this festival is a must-see because there will be no shortage of delicious chocolate. The festival features molded chocolate, chocolate coffee, chocolate dipped fruit, chocolate cake pops — and the list goes on and on.

Even better, this festival has free admission and fun activities for everyone including live entertainment, a parade, face painting and maybe even a special appearance by the Easter Bunny or a magician. The West Virginia Chocolate Festival is the perfect way to indulge in some mouthwatering chocolate and to have a great time with friends and family.

If you can’t make the West Virginia Chocolate Festival don’t worry there are several festivals throughout the state in the month of April where you can indulge in delicious chocolates, including:

What type of chocolate are you most looking forward to trying?

This post was last updated on March 17, 2022