Friday, February 3, 2017
Hors d'oeuvres and
WINE & CHOCOLATE
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
noon - 4 p.m.
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2840 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
The 2017 Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival invites vendors who produce and sell products that include or feature wine, chocolate, speciality foods or art to join our celebration! Download, fill out completely and send in with your payment to secure your booth asap. Spots are filling up fast!
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Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival
2840 S. College Road, #132
Wilmington, NC 28412
On Friday evening, February 3rd, 2017 the Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival will again opens with a gala event,, The Grand Tasting, featuring the sampling and selling of wine and chocolate. Guests will be treated to live entertainment, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Jurying of vendor booths takes place just prior to the opening and award presentations will take place during the evening. On Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th, 2017, The Marketplace, with its large enthusiastic group of festival-goers, will follow. Demonstrations and other related programming will enhance — but not interfere — with the promotion and sales of your products.
Our event has a thirteen-year history of success. With a following of dedicated festival-goers who have been eagerly anticipating this year's event, thousands of people of all ages will attend what has become a regional tradition.
The Coastline Conference and Event Center is a charming downtown venue, well-appointed with conveniences and amenities that optimize the festival experience for both vendors and attendees. A thoughtful plan for good flow, use of space, and distribution of festival attendees throughout the weekend has been developed. A loading dock lift will be added this year. Plentiful parking, downtown attractions and adjacent lodging sweeten our new site.
PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONS
A vigorous regional marketing plan includes the entire southeast coast. Strong state-wide media support and web exposure ensure record attendance again this year.
With just two weeks until Valentine's Day, this event is the perfect place to sell products and take special orders for Valentine’s Day. The coast is usually sunny and cool, not cold — making it an ideal seasonal destination for vendors and festival guests.
Contact us for discounted vendor accommodations.
THE GOOD CAUSE
The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is produced by the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League, a non-profit organization, to benefit the Senior Citizens in our community.
Some of the services the seniors have received through the years that are supported by this festival are:
• Family Caregiver Respite Program
• Meals on Wheels, Ensure Nutrition Program
• Foster Grandparent Program
• Retired Senior Volunteer Program
• Emergency Utility Payments