The chocolate craze begins in Fairfax this Thursday. Feb. 28, as the 2013 Chocolate Lovers' Festival gets under way... with chicken?
Make a trip to the Chic-fil-A at 9509 Fairfax Blvd. in Fairfax, Va., and mention the Chocolate Lovers' Festival when you place an order. Chic-fil-A will donate 20 percent of the purchase to the festival's grant program to help local shelters, senior centers and the Fairfax Fire Department.
But let's get to the real star of the festival -- the chocolate, obviously. Starting Saturday March 2, events like the Taste of Chocolate begin at the Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive, Fairfax), where hundreds of fine chocolates will be for sale by local confectioners... plus, cakes, brownies, ice cream and more.
Silent auctions will also be held each day, with hundreds of items up for grabs such gift cards, haircuts and yoga sessions. Kids' face painting and puppet shows will be offered each day near City Hall, while the adults can tour exhibits and open houses at the nearby Legato schoolhouse and Ratcliffe-Allison House.
The festival runs March 2-3 at various locations in Fairfax. See the online schedule here for more info on events.