This Saturday is the eighth annual all-you-can-eat Chocolate Lover's Festival in Eureka Springs. It's held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At $10 a pop (less for kids), you get to sample a smorgasbord of chocolate edibles (cakes, cookies, beverages, dip-ables), as well as chocolate body products (soaps, shampoos, etc.) There will also be take-home goodies and professional, amateur and youth contests for best decorated cake, best dessert, best candy, best brownie, best cookie and most creative dessert. (Full disclosure: Eat Arkansas contributor Kat Robinson is one of the judges.) Entry fees benefit local schools and nonprofits. There's no website for this year's event, but last year's website should give you a good idea of what to expect.
For more info call Jay Nickle at 479-855-1111 ext. 371 or Pam Hinson at 479-253-7700.