Chocolate, Caramel and Wine, Oh My!  The 2019 Chocolate Tour kicked off the Downtown Excelsior Springs event calendar with a bang!  It was a record breaking sell out!   There were 400 tour attendees that had the opportunity to enjoy sampling in 34 participating locations throughout the streets of downtown.  Of those 400, 107 were from Excelsior Springs and 293 were visitors to Downtown Excelsior Springs.

The Chocolate Tour was created 9 years ago by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership with a goal of supporting Downtown Excelsior Springs businesses and it has grown into a favorite downtown event!  From delicious chocolates to decadent dessert dips and sugary pastries to chocolate porters this year was definitely a crowd favorite!  Attendees enjoyed sampling and strolling throughout the streets out downtown!

Participating Locations

Broadway Bar & Grill
Bobkorn Kettle Corn
Willow Spring Mercantile
Broadway Toyz
Shabby Chic Boutique
St. James Winery
Shelby’s Stiletto Factory
Sturm Bros.’ Jewelry
Molly Roberts Studio
E.S. Museum & Archives
Style By Ry
Waves On Broadway
The Farmhouse
Atlas Saloon Brewery
Main Spring Arts Gallery
Heradurra Mexican Restaurant
Mind, Body & Soap Co.
Ventana Sweet Kneads
Ventana Gourmet Grill
Studio 113
Boopy Locks
American Artifact
Slightly Off Broadway Theatre
Broadway Bargains
Fishing River Market
Chamber of Commerce
Payne Jailhouse B&B
Four Horses and a Dog
Dubious Claims Brewing Co.
Blue Bird Couture
Elms Hotel & Spa

Event attendees concluded the tour by returning to the Hall of Waters Visitor Center to vote for their favorite Chocolate Stop.

First Place – $150
Ventana Gourmet Grill

Second & Third Place Tie – $75 Each
Style By Ry
Willow Spring Mercantile

We had a great amount of giveaways donated to the Chocolate Tour by many of our businesses.  Upon completion of the tour there was a random drawing to determine the winners.  Below you will find the results and winners of each donated prize.

Elms Overnight Stay
Kim Sanson

Photo Session from Jade Williams Photography
Jennifer Fletcher

New Age Skincare Spa $99 Gift Bag
Kim Endsley

Bliss Basket
Christine Dial

Boopy Locks $60 Gift Certificate
Gus Allison

Willow Spring Mercantile Chocolate Covered Wine Bottle
Staci Ferrell

Willow Spring Mercantile $25 Gift Card
Joe Drees

Boopy Locks $25 Gift Certificate
Sheila Brimager

Broadway Bar & Grill $25 Gift Certificate
Deb Howerton

Four Horses and a Dog Original Cin Wine
Keira Romazon

Style By Ry $25 Gift Certificate
Lisa Whitworth

Broadway Toyz Gift Set
Reagan O’Farrell

Broadway Bargains Bowl Set
Sloan Bestgen

Broadway Bar & Grill Sweet Baby Bubbly
Tayler Hines

Shabby Chic Boutique & Co2 Sign
Amy Tucker

Broadway Bar & Grill Mixers
Jae Jaurez

Ventana Gourmet Grill Cote des Roses
Angela Casey

Boopy Locks $15 Gift Certificate
Renee Onel

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. Crowler
Laura Campbell

Blue Bird Couture $25 Gift Certificate & Chocolates
Linda Puetz

Chamber of Commerce Trolley Shirt
Sam Robbins

The Downtown Excelsior Partnership wants to give a huge thank you to the businesses that participated in the tour and donated giveaway items.  This tour is completely made possible by our businesses involvement and we are extremely thankful to have them as partners in this revitalization journey!  DEP also wants to thank everyone who purchased tickets and attended event, we truly hope you had a great time in Downtown Excelsior Springs and we look forward to seeing you again in downtown very soon!