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.

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.