Chocolate Festival 2015

It’s time again for the Alabama Chocolate Festival in Rainbow City, April 11th in the Rainbow Plaza from 10 am – 8 pm and it’s FREE!

Schedule of Events: 

6 am: Vendor Check-In
10 am: Festival Begins
10-10:30 am: Receive baked items for Taste-Off
11-1 pm: Judging at taste-off (Big Tent)
11 am: Chocolate Fountain Opens (Big Tent)
11-11:30 am: View Taste-Off Items
11:45 am: Chug-A-Lug Contest
12 (noon): Egg Toss Contest
12:30-1:30 pm: Florida Boys
1:45-2:30 pm: Wise Choice Entertainment & Vocal Academy
2:30-3:30 pm: Vintage Gray
3:30-4:30 pm: The Sinners
4:30-4:45 pm: Announce winners from Taste-Off, Treasure Hunt, Drawings
5:45 pm: Meet & Greet (Big Tent)
5:00-6:00 pm: JSU Steel Band
6:30-8:30 pm: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

Chocolate Taste-Off:
There is no age limit for entering. There will be a $100 cash prize for 1st place winners in each category, $50 for 2nd and $30 for 3rd. There will also be a “Presentation Winner” with a prize of $150.
Entry forms can be downloaded and filled on at the Chocolate Festival Webpage. For more information, call 256-413-1201 or 256-442-5297.


Chocolate Festival Treasure Hunt

It’s time again for the annual Chocolate Festival “Treasure Hunt Contest”!!
The first person to find the treasure will win over $3,000 in cash and prizes.

CLUE #1:
Unlike most treasure hunts, your’s starts at the end of the rainbow, so start at this strange attractions to get your first taste of action.

CLUE #2:
Try it……you’ll strike it!

Don’t forget the 2015 Chocolate Festival is Saturday, April 11th. It’s a FREE DAY of great food and music located in the Rainbow Plaza in Rainbow City. See you there!


**This year’s treasure is worth approximately $3000 in cash and prizes. Treasure hunters are looking for a  certificate (not a chest) hidden somewhere in Rainbow City.The certificate is not buried or hidden in a tree. You will not need to climb. It may, or may not, be accessible 24 hours a day. Be considerate of property owners and others while you are searching. If you find it, contact the Etowah County Chamber to verify authenticity.**

Easter Events

Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015
If  you have a church Easter event or an egg hunt, please send them to to get them on our calendar.

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Gadsden Softball Complex, 2 pm- 4 pm, Thursday, April 2nd
  • Passover Seder: The Union Hill United Methodist Church-Gadsden. 256-484-1361 Thursday, April 2nd; 6 pm 
  • He Is Alive: Music & Easter message, 2nd Chance Food Pantry Sidewalk Friday, April 3rd 11:30 am
  • Easter Services: Lifepoint Church Albertville, Saturday, April 4th 6 pm & Sunday, April 5th 8:15 am, 10 am, 11:45 am, 6 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Ice cream Social: The Episcopal Church, 2 pm, Sunday, April 5th
  • Easter Egg Hunt: The Fellowship, 10 am, 256-891-0018 Saturday, April 4th
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Hewett United Methodist Church. 11 am – 1 pm hot dogs, train rides, games 256-878-1813 Saturday, April 4th
  • Easter Egg  Hunt: Albertville First United Methodist Church, 12 – 2 pm, 256-878-4651. Saturday, April 4th
  • Easter Egg Hunt: U3B Church, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm, 256-494-9180. Saturday, April 4th
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Union Grove #2 Baptist Church, 2 pm Saturday, April 4th
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Boaz VFW Fairgrounds, ages 2 – 13, 1 pm Saturday, April 4th
  • Fyffe Ministries Church of God:  “This Is Our Story”  9 am, 11 am Easter Sunday, April 5th
  • Sunrise Service: Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church Rainsville: 6:15 am, breakfast after; regular service 10:30 am Sunday, April 5th
  • Sunrise Service: Shiloh Baptist Church Fort Payne 6 am, Sunday, April 5th



Show Us Your Big Catch 2015

Spring is finally here and it’s time to break out those fishing poles and head to the lake! If you catch the BIG ONE, send us a picture of your BIG CATCH and you could be one of our lucky monthly winners.
Each month someone will win a $100 gift card from Freedom Marine Center in Guntersville and Wagon Wheel Boots in Arab.
Send us your pictures today and have fun trying to catch the big one ;)

Our Big Catch 2015 sponsors include: Freedom Marine Center in Guntersville, and Wagon Wheels Boots in Arab.


**Submissions are not voted on. One random winner is chosen per month.**