The 12th Annual Homewood Chocolate Fest -
The 12th Annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

So much chocolate, so little time! For just one very sweet afternoon, every chocolate lover’s dream comes true on Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Homewood. Attendees of the 12th Annual Homewood Chocolate Fest will be able to taste and purchase various chocolates and pastries, view baking demonstrations and listen to live music.

This event, held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, is family-friendly and will have activities to engage the little chocolate lover’s in attendance. In addition to the usual events, Mitchell’s Candies and Ice Creams, a Chicago institution since 1931, will be unveiling its new look!

Don’t miss the annual Chocolate Bake-Off, where contestants compete to become “Home Sweet Homewood’s Master Pastry Chef.” Amateur bakers and confectioners are welcome to enter and three winners are chosen by a judging panel. To enter the bake-off go to and follow the links to the events page.

While donations to a local non-profit for samples from the winners are welcome, there is no cost to attend this event. Just don’t forget your sweet tooth!