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Two-Day Wine And Chocolate Festival On Tap This Saturday And Sunday

June 22, 2018

The popular Wine and Chocolate Festival, a two-day event featuring an assortment of desserts and 90 different wines, will complement the live racing cards on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, at Monmouth Park. 

The cash only-festival runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, with wrist band sales closing at 4:30 p.m. 

Cost for unlimited wine sampling and a souvenir glass is $10. The cost for chocolate sampling only is $7. A combined wristband is $16. 

The wine sampling will be held in the Festival area, with the chocolate and dessert sampling on the second floor of the Grandstand. 

The chocolate vendors include: 2 Chicks With Chocolate; Chocolate Sage; Caramella Moo; Lily’s Chocolate Paradise; The Chocolate Art Gallery; The Cocoa Exchange; JD Gourmet; Sweetly Chique and Gourmet Creations. 

The featured wineries are Laurita Winery; Monroeville Vineyards; Wagonhouse Winery; DiMatteo Vineyards; Plagido’s Winery; Villari Vineyards and Valenzano Winery. 

Live music will also be featured “On The Green” both days, with Katfish Lucy performing from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and The Larry Stevens Band providing the musical entertainment on Sunday, also from noon to 4 p.m. 

Sunday is Family Fun Day as well, with free clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house for children 12 and under.