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!

Lantern Parade

A community lantern parade will be held for the 2017 festival as part of the Cement Australia Lights on Fire event on Saturday, 12 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.

Limited lantern making kits are available for collection from the Latrobe Council office, 170 Gilbert Street, Latrobe.  

Chocolate Wonders Of Wearable Art

From the extravagant to the highly imaginative, artists of all genres are invited to share their passion and join in the fun of creating fantastical, chocolate inspired wearable art costumes to adorn the human body.

Registrations close for this FREE TO ENTER competition on Thursday, 3 August with costumes deliverable on Saturday, 12 August 2017.

This showcase of wearable art will amaze and astound whilst celebrating the artistic talent that flourishes throughout Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe on 13 August 2017.

There is both a Judges Award and Viewer’s Choice Award. 


Spend $5 or more in Latrobe at the businesses below, before 6.00pm on Friday, 11 August; write your name and contact number on the back of your receipt and leave with the shop owner to be in with a chance to participate in the Kit Kat Chunky Tower Challenge.

Six participants (no duplicates) will be drawn at Mackeys Hotel, 161 Gilbert Street, Latrobe at 8.00pm on Friday, 11 August and advised to ensure their attendance at the competition at 3.00pm on Sunday, 13 August.  If they are unable to attend, another participant will be drawn to take their place.

There will be three tower challenges with the winner of each challenge receiving the Kit Kat Chunky bars from that tower.

Enter at -

Mackeys Royal Hotel
Speedway Motorcycles/Tattoo
Rustys Bargain Central
Lifestyle Gardens
Robyns Hair Studio
Spice Gifts and Homewares
Legs Gear
Soul Hairdressing
Something for Everyone
Shadows Café
Acelt Barbers
Reject Shop
Jo Jos Hair Care Centre
Shearwater Sport & Toys
Sew n Sew Latrobe
Latrobe Hair & Design
Latrobe Newsagency
Morses Butchery
Simply Us
Virtues Spirit
The Dreamers Den
Emelda’s Shoes
Silk Fudge
Food to Go n Coffee
Carolyn McLennan Hairdressing
Flowers on Gilbert
Furnitcha & Funky Stuff
A Sweet Craving Lolly and Icecream Shop


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The challenge is on to find the best -

~ decorated chocolate cake

~ yummiest chocolate biscuits and/or

~ most delicious chocolate slice (cooked or uncooked).

Sections for Junior (Under 16) and Adult with great prizes to be won.

Biscuits and slices professionally judged and taste tested.

Decorated chocolate cake winner decided by public vote.

Winners announced at 3.00 pm.

All enquiries to either Audrey (64247170) or Phyllis (64284170).


Join TasTAFE 'Grown in Industry' students - the chefs of the future - as they indulge you in a casual, relaxed brunch comprising of multi-course culinary delights with chocolate as their inspiration.  What better way to start your Sunday!

Cost: $25.00 per person.  Limited seating.

Bookings link coming soon but if you wish to reserve your seating, email