The Sweetest Event in Bedford!
This year, Bedford Downtown is thinking chocolate – a whole downtown of chocolate!
On Saturday February 20, join us for the 3rd annual Bedford Downtown Chocolate Walk!
When: Saturday, February 20th 10:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $20.00 each
Join the Bedford Downtown community for this sweet event! The walk will take you through Bedford’s Downtown where you can shop at our stores and save.
Tickets can be bought online here
Your ticket includes:
- A coupon book full of savings
- A map of participating businesses
- A box full of treats
- Wine Pull – purchase a “Pull” ticket for $20 and take home a mystery bottle of wine or spirits.
- Gift Card Punch Game – purchase a “Punch” ticket for $10.00 and punch to win a mystery gift car
Day of Event:
The drive-through is from 10:00AM – 2PM at The Train Depot.
ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!
Only 200 tickets will be available for this event so make sure to secure your spot for an afternoon of sweet February goodness!
*This is an all weather event and tickets are non-refundable due to inclement weather.
What is a Chocolate Walk?
Chocolate lovers are really lucky. There is a thing called a Chocolate Walk that is literally geared to take advantage of that most human of desires. What is a Chocolate Walk? In various communities it has been marketed as a Valentine’s activity, a fine cuisine journey, and just a chance to sample one of humanities most natural drugs. Chocolate has a profound ability to release some important chemicals which make us happy in a variety of ways and has a historic and scientific link to romantic love.
Chocolate has been called a “love drug” and seems to enhance our feelings of well-being and open our reception to romantic contact. Chocolate is associated with love and romance by our modern media and marketing campaigns, but there is also a scientific link to this yen. The Australian Academy of Science has broken this down into the beneficial compounds found in chocolate and what they do to enhance our happiness levels. There is anandamide, which helps reduce anxiety; phenylethylamine that pumps up our brain’s pleasure center; and sugar, which in its various forms stimulates the production of dopamine, creating a pleasurable feeling.
With all the lovey dovey sensation that comes with chocolate, why would we need another reason to celebrate this delectable sweet? Chocolate Walks are a community activity that can be enjoyed by any age group. It also gives local artisans a chance to exhibit their wares. For the “walker,” it is a time to engage with others in a meaningful way while indulging in one of life’s sweetest and most addictive treats. Often, the event is combined as a charity endeavor but sometimes it is just simply a community party, where participants can support local businesses and enjoy quality time with loved ones. Fun craft booths, open air music, and other family activities also feature prominently in a Chocolate Walk.
Chocolate treats come in a variety of forms. Some are artistic, others are a palate challenge such as Mexican chocolate or salted chocolate. Chocolate can evolve into many states and is useful as a sugary treat but also is a wonderful companion in salty, savory, and spicy foods. What is more satisfying on a crisp, cold day than a cupful of hot, delicious chocolate? Chocolate has worldwide culinary influence and it is shared in many ways in eateries and specialty craft stores. A Chocolate Walk is a chance to explore all that chocolate can be. It is also an opportunity to pamper yourself and the ones you love the most. So, if a Chocolate Walk occasion comes upon you, treat yourself and the whole family with some quality time spent in your community and this most special mood-enhancing treat.