Chocolate Crawl 2018 Recap


Just a bit more than a week before Valentine’s Day, Florence Main Street hosted our 4th Annual Chocolate Crawl! This year was just as great as the rest with delicious chocolate treats that were to die for and new businesses to visit as well as our returning favorites!

Tickets this year sold out 3 days before the event and even though it was cold out, we had a great crowd!  We saw so many new faces and heard a lot of positive feedback from the patrons.  Many of them said it was the best year yet!

On top of that, ticket holders enjoyed 15% off their purchases as well as a chocolate treat at participating businesses. Grier Insurance even gave away dinner for 2 at Ricatoni’s to one lucky winner!

This year’s chocolate treat winner was Cloth & Stone with their Chocolate Wine Cake!  Great job to the Cloth & Stone team, we heard crawlers raving about that treat and the store it was in all day.

A very close second was Miss Beth’s Tailoring and Alterations with their Oreo Bon Bons!  Miss Beth’s was a first time participant in the crawl this year and nearly clenched the victory, so congratulations to all involved; everyone seemed very impressed.  

A few honorable mentions this year were North Alabama Chiropractic’s Chocolate Covered Bacon, Jack O’ Lantern Farm’s Mocha Turnovers, and Printers and Stationer’s Mini Cannoli’s, but there were many more amazing treats as well that were very well made and well received.

We can’t thank the participants enough.  The bar had already been set high by the previous years and the ball was still knocked out of the park by each and every one of you!  

If you missed out this year, don’t worry; there’s always next year! If you love bacon, be on the lookout for our Bacon Fest in June that will include our annual Bacon Crawl!

Florence Bacon Fest

Get ready bacon lovers and mark your calendars now! Florence Main Street is bringing the Bacon Fest to downtown Florence this fall!

This day full of Bacon, Brews, Music and Fun will include several events.

The .5k Pig and Swig Fun Run
Registration – 8:00am ~ Run Begins – 8:30am
Each runner must swig and eat 2 pieces of bacon at the start and the half way point.
Each runner will receive a participation medal.
Cash prize awarded for best costume.
registration forms will be available online August 11th.

The Downtown Bacon Crawl
10:00am – 2:00pm
Participating merchants will have samples of all types of bacon treats for ticket holders to enjoy while they shop hop through downtown.
Ticket sales for the Bacon Crawl will begin August 11th.
Tickets are $10 at the office and $11 online.
Tickets will only be sold IN ADVANCE (no day of tickets will be available). Limited number of tickets available.

Alabama Craft Beer Festival
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Penny Beer Garden 2017 – Sample the best beers brewed in the state of Alabama as well as visit with the brewers themselves.
For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, now on sale, visit their webpage at

The BBQ Block Battle
BBQ Cook-Off
Judging begin at 2:00pm.
Tickets for BBQ Block Battle Tasting will be available for purchase
the day of the event at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 Limited number of tickets available.

Downtown Block Party
Live Music Downtown through out the afternoon and evening.

Be sure to follow this event for updates and exciting new things added to the event as our planning progresses. We’re so excited!

Florence Main Street
301 North Pine Street
Florence, AL 35630

Business hours:
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 12pm