Saturday 1st September 2018 will see #AmazingAccrington come alive with a Town Takeover, including its first-ever Chocolate Festival!

  • Accrington Town Hall 10am – 4pm (indoors and outdoors)
  • Special guest appearances from Oompa Loompas
  • Hot Chocolate Tribute Singer 12pm – 1pm (outdoors)
  • Over 20 chocolate themed stalls
  • Chocolate wrestling entertainment inside Accrington Town Hall
  • Chocolate Gin being served on the balcony of the Town Hall
  • Children’s Miss Wonka’s Workshop every hour, on the hour inside the Town Hall run by Just Imagine North West

There will be a wide range of chocolate-themed stalls including: chocolate sprinkled meat pies, chocolate pizza, chocolate churros, chocolate truffles, chocolate cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge, chocolate puddings, chocolate fountain, and more.

Guests will be able to sample more goodies and browse handmade stalls by venturing inside The Ballroom, with a Chocolate Gin speciality being served on the balcony outside.

The #AmazingAccrington Chocolate Festival is sponsored by Property Shop – a specialist dedicated letting agent who offer a unique and unrivalled letting service based in Accrington.

Steven Chippendale, Joint Managing Director of Property Shop, commented:

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring Accrington’s first ever Chocolate Festival. We know that events in Accrington are hugely successful and we’re anticipating this one will be the same! As a local business, it’s important to all of us at the Property Shop to be involved with the local community in any way we can be. Supporting events going on in the town is a huge part of this.”

Danielle Smith, Managing Director of Just Imagine North West said:

“Children will be able to join us on the day, every hour, on the hour for Master Chocolatier Workshops. They will join Little Miss Wonka in the Invention room, within the town hall, for interactive storytelling, invention tasting and Master Chocolatier Training to gain their official certificate and a chocolate treat!”

Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, commented:

“The #AmazingAccrington initiative is really all about engaging with the community, showcasing what the town has to offer, and encouraging a wider audience to come and visit, helping local businesses increase footfall. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to introduce new traders to Accrington. The council are incredibly proud to support events going on in the area.”

The Chocolate Festival will take place on the same day as the Rally Challenge outside Accrington Market Hall with a live demonstration at Accrington and Rossendale College, plus the Soapbox Challenge at the college in the afternoon – all events combined providing entertainment for all the family for the entire day.

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