Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chocolate Fest 2011

Ever wonder where your Nestle's Crunch Bars, Butterfingers and 100 Grand Bars come from? One of those places is Burlington, Wisconsin. Burlington is a small community with a population of 10,000 located about 30 miles west of Racine. Affectionately nicknamed "Chocolate City, U.S.A." after the Nestle's plant was built here in 1966, ChocolateFest has been a regular attraction for Burlington for 25 years on the Memorial Day weekend.

Over the weekend, I took my girlfriend (whom never been there) and my son to visit this spectacle. Even though the skies were cloudy with a few raindrops, the temperatures were in the upper '60's. We had fun, anyways.

The centerpiece of the festival

The midway were rides, games, vendors and delicious food are sold.

Kids digging through chocolate looking for hidden treasures

Dresses made from candy wrappers.
(They actually had a fashion show with these!)


Brett said...

Darn it I missed it again. I have been meaning to take my kids down there (I have never been there either). But alas my son had a baseball tournament all weekend. My 4 yr old is a chocolate fiend :)

drewzepmeister said...

If you ever get a chance to go, you won't regret it! I tell ya, I've never seen so much chocolate in my life!