ART ON CHOCOLATE IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
The 2017 Art on Chocolate—a fine art and craft festival in Downtown Hershey—boasts over 130 artists, fine craftsmen, and food vendors. This family friendly event also will include children’s art activities, face painting and local students’ art on display at The Hershey Story, the museum on Chocolate Avenue.
Live entertainment will be featured throughout the day and food and beverage options will be offered in a variety of locations. Take this opportunity to shop downtown at the unique local vendors and retailers Hershey has to offer. The event is produced by the Downtown Hershey Association and the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. Admission to the event is free to the public.
Event Parking is available in the Downtown Hershey parking garage, located at the corner of Chocolate Avenue and Linden Road, and in the parking lot located at the corner of Chocolate Avenue and Homestead Road. View the map of all parking and vendor locations here.
Cocoa Avenue will be closed between Chocolate Avenue and Caracas Avenue starting at 6 am and will remain closed until event cleanup is complete. Eastbound traffic on Chocolate Avenue will be restricted to one lane in Downtown Hershey, but Chocolate Avenue will remain open. View the map of all detours here.
Art Vendors: Registration is now closed for art vendors.
Food Vendors: Send the completed application form and payment to the provided address.
10:15 – 11:00 am Shelba Purtle (Hershey, PA)
11:00 – 11:45 am Kenzie McCarter (Reedsville, PA)
12:00 pm – No Last Call Street Band (Central PA)
12:30 -1:15 pm Mike Gingrich, Lina Yang and Rick Russell (Hershey, PA)
1:30 – 2:15 pm Carly Clark (Harrisburg, PA)
2:30 – 3:15 pm Up Pops the Devil Trio (Harrisburg, PA)
3:15 – 4:00 pm Clyde Wrenn (Palmyra, PA)
4:15 – 5:00 pm Conrad Fisher (Central PA)
Volunteers: Check out this link for volunteer opportunities.