Chocolate Excursion returns to downtown Waynesboro


WAYNESBORO—Mainstreet Waynesboro is bringing back one of its signature events to downtown.

The Chocolate Excursion will be held Saturday, March 4, from 2-5 p.m. The event will feature many downtown restaurants and eateries as well as several other sweet chocolate sharers positioned in downtown businesses.

The Chocolate Excursion was created in 2022 as a safe alternative to Mainstreet’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday of every March. Strollers will pick up a passport at the American Legion Post 15 starting at 2 p.m. and follow the prompts around downtown, tasting and sampling chocolate from many different purveyors.

This year’s purveyors include: Brio Coffeehouse, The Candy Kitchen, Christine’s Café, The Crispy Biscuit, Cupcake Gypsy, Funnel N Around, Nanner Bananer Bakery, Rough Edges, 633 Brewing, Taqueria La Cienega, The Waynesburger, Zoe’s Chocolate Co. and Lake House Distilling.

Tickets cost $25 in advance at and $30 at the door and include a happy hour from 4-5 p.m. at the American Legion with acclaimed local singer Kerensa Gray and a complimentary glass of champagne.

“We are excited to bring this event to downtown again,” said Bill Kohler, director of economic development for Mainstreet Waynesboro. “This is a chance to showcase our great businesses and restaurants, while sampling some of the best chocolate in the area.”

There also will be chances to win nearly a dozen raffle baskets at the Legion. Sponsors include Craig, Friedly, Potter & Moore Insurance Agency, a division of Blue Ridge Risk Partners, LLC, and Linda Barkdoll, Realtor at Ronnie Martin Realty. Proceeds benefit Mainstreet Waynesboro’s downtown revitalization efforts.

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