For anyone with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the 2021 Newburyport Chocolate Tour, a mouthwatering day filled with chocolaty treats from local retailers. On Saturday, October 2nd, from 12 – 4 pm, over 25 shops in downtown Newburyport will be offering up sweet treats to patrons with a chocolate tour ticket. This wonderful annual event is hosted by volunteers from the Central Congregational Church and 100% of the NET proceeds are used to support local nonprofits.
The Newburyport Chocolate Tour is a great way to experience and explore downtown while also indulging in chocolate! From specialty stores to bakeries, there is a great variety of participants, allowing you to shop your way through town while embarking on the chocolate tour. Stop into Harbor Creamery for an ice cream sample, Simply Sweet for some homemade chocolate, Chococoa Bakery for a taste of their famous whoopie pie, and more.
Purchase tickets now for this delicious event that helps to promote awareness of our local Newburyport small businesses! Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $20 (+ a $1 fee) or at one of the following locations: Port Plums/Newburyport Olive Oil, Brass Lion or the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. While tickets are available for purchase the day of the event for $25, be warned, the Chocolate Tour limits sales to 400 total tickets and the event typically sells out.
Kick off the fun by visiting one of the two Newburyport Chocolate Tour starting points: Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street or Market Square, where you will get a map of all the tasty stops and a bag to collect what you manage to not eat immediately! There will also be some chocolate themed baskets for raffle, so grab some tickets to try your luck when you pick up your map.
The Chocolate Tour motto, “Eat Chocolate. Be Happy. Do Good.“, sums up this delicious tour as 100% of net proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations. This year’s proceeds go to: Prescription Refill Program for Elders, MSPCA at Nevins Farm Animal Shelter, Beacon Coalition (youth suicide prevention) and Theater in the Open. You can truly feel happy eating chocolate AND donating to great causes.
The Chocolate Tour needs volunteers to help run this wonderful event. If you are available to help greet ticket holders during one of the two shifts: 11:30-2:15 or 1:30-4:15, e-mail Diane at email@example.com to sign-up. Community service credits are available for students.
For more fun happenings in Newburyport, be sure to check out our full events calendar!