A major sponsor is Mars. Inc., a multinational, global company headquartered in McLean, and the world's leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections.
Due to Covid-19, no Festival was held last year. However, in 2020 the Festival drew almost 3,000 visitors. A similar number is expected for this year. In addition to vendors of chocolates and chocolate-themed items, the Festival will also feature a children's game room, Colonial chocolate-making demonstration by American Heritage, and over a dozen exhibitors, raffles of chocolate items, and a Rotary information booth.For additional information about this year's Festival, please see the Festival webpage at www.mcleanchocolatefestival.com. This webpage will be updated as needed.