Taking Part

It's always fun to get involved!

Get fully involved with the next Chocolate Winterfest by participating in one of the many activities on offer. See the heading below for more information and links to application forms.  Good luck!


Chocolate Wonders of Wearable Art is again part of Latrobe’s chocolate festival and you’re invited to enter.

The basis of this event formed from New Zealand’s Wonders of Wearable Art. This competition challenges artists, fashion designers, crafts people or, in fact, anyone with a creative flair for the dramatic, to have fun and be innovative as they let their imaginations soar to create a wearable art costume inspired by chocolate.

There is a lot of diversification of interpretation and community spirit in the creation of entries with the saving of chocolate and lolly wrappers for use in the construction of these costumes.

All costumes must be wearable and are judged on how it fits the entrant’s chocolate inspiration, the innovative use of materials, how well it is created with the major factor being how mind blowing it is - the “wow“ factor.

Details are available HERE with registrations closing on 24 July 2020.

Garments to be delivered 7 August 2020.

Lantern Parade

A community lantern parade will be held for the 2018 festival as part of the Cement Australia Lights on Fire event on Saturday, 8 August.

Make your own lantern by downloading the Lantern Making Instructions and come along to the stage in Kings Park, off Gilbert Street, Latrobe at 5.45 pm for a 6.00 pm departure to Bells Parade via Sheean Walk.

If this distance is too long for you or you have a large lantern, meet the walking lantern parade opposite the Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park for a 6.10 pm departure to Bells Parade.

Lanterns will be displayed amongst the trees in Bells Parade until the conclusion of the Lights on Fire activities, approximately 8.00 pm.

Free admission with food and refreshments available for purchase.

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