Treat yourself to chocolates for a good cause at the 4th Annual Chocolate Fest in Grapevine


There are four basic food  groups milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles.   You are certain to sample something from each of those food groups at the fourth annual Chocolate Fest in Grapevine on March 7 and 8.  All proceeds from the event featuring more than 30 of the finest chocolatiers in the D/FW region will go toward Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth, a United Way agency whose mission is to provide information and social services to the DFW Airport community and surrounding communities.

In support of Traveler’s Aid D/FW, guests can enjoy an evening under the stars indulging in decadent chocolates and sipping fine wine on March 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.  You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to sample delicious chocolate treats, candy and desserts from area chocolatiers.  The evening event will be at La Buena Vida Vineyards located on 416 E. College St. in Grapevine.  Tickets may be purchased in advance for $35 or $40 at the door.

On Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – bring your sweet tooth and spend a day indulging in chocolate and perusing unique pieces of art at the Palace Arts Center in Historic Downtown Grapevine located on 300 S. Main St. Art demos and exhibits from local artisans will provide the public a sweet and entertaining experience.  Tickets may be purchased in advance for $14 or $15 at the door, and includes 10 delectable chocolate samples.

Admittance for children ages seven and under is $5.  Entertainment will be provided at both events.

"Unfortunately, emerging situations and crises have increased during travel including flight cancellations and delays," said Bruce Freeman, Executive Director of Travelers Aid D/FW. "As a result, somebody must be available to assist these folks looking for help…and that’s what we’re here to do. We appreciate everyone who comes out during Chocolate Fest to support Travelers Aid D/FW and all we do to help those in need."

The non-profit organization has assisted distressed passengers at the DFW
International Airport since 1974.  The agency was heavily involved in assisting individuals stranded at the airport during 9/11 and helped evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Travelers Aid services include crisis counseling and intervention; travelers assistance; car seat rental; runaway transfer supervision; SafePlace; translation services; military assistance; meet and assist services; TDD phones; information and referral; Western Union; and numerous additional services.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 972-574-4420 or visit For more information about historic Grapevine, Texas and its attractions and events, please contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817- 410-3185 or visit