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Harbor Country Chocolate Classic


Cozy up with chocolate in Harbor Country as more than thirty Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce businesses offer a variety of chocolate inducements, the entire month of February.

The 5th Annual Harbor Country Chocolate Classic includes a variety of creative activities for all ages. Culinary venues will offer everything from chocolate-chip pancakes, hand-made truffles, and chocolate-covered bacon, to chocolate-enhanced wine and locally brewed specialty beer – with the key ingredient of chocolate of course! Chocolate Classic retailers entice shoppers with specials on chocolate-hued items including jewelry, glass, furniture and more. Visitors can also win special prizes by participating in various chocolate-themed guessing games!

Come enjoy the winter charms of the eight quaint towns of Harbor Country during Chocolate Classic. Make it a day trip, or stay over-night in Harbor Country’s wide range of accommodations offering something for everyone.

For more information call the Chamber office at 269-469-5409

or email

2015 Chocolate Classic destinations!




2014 Participants

Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.756.3879,

Friday, February 21, 2014

“All You Need is Love!” This special 'Best of Open Mic' program will showcase some of our amazing local talent. Come early and enjoy chocolates and confections a la carte plus specialty drink concoctions at our bar. Reception begins at 7pm, showtime 8pm. Tickets $5


Café Gulistan, 13581 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115

Ph. 269.469.6779,

Offerings include 25% off special cocktails & double chocolate cheesecake! Enjoy the comfort of fine Kurdish cuisine in an atmosphere that feels like home!


Craig Smith Gallery (at Gordon Beach Inn) 16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 773.750.7528,

Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 2014.  6pm-midnight

Chocolate and bubbly – a combination that can’t be beat! Enjoy a variety of champagne and sparkling wines paired with chocolate treats from around the world while perusing new paintings and sculpture by gallery artists. In celebration of Valentine’s Day on Friday, the Gallery will serve a special recipe chocolate martini!


Customs Imports, 139 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.9180,

Saturday-Sunday, February 8-9, 2014

Hot Chocolate Sampling on February 8-9th! Free kisses with every purchase plus chocolate wine and chocolate surprises throughout weekends in February. Come and visit us in our new downtown location!


David’s Delicatessen & Coffee Shop, 30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.7177 

Saturday, February 8, 2014.  3-5pm and Saturday, February 22, 2014.  3-5pm

Tasting fee: $5 Join us for a coffee and chocolate tasting! Discover the nuances of single origin coffees and chocolates from around the world. We also serve homemade pastries, sandwiches, and soups.


Evolve Spa, 309 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.5483,

Book your couples massage in the month of February! A chocolate truffle gifted with hour-long massages. Chocolate wrap treatments are 30% off. Evolve Spa offers massage, skin care and energy work through a variety of services.


Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Rangeline Rd, Niles, MI 49120

Ph. 269.695.6491,

Saturday, February 8, 2014.  1-4pm

Chocolate-covered Saturday! Make your own chocolate treat at the Chocolate Fountain! Visitors will have the opportunity to taste various chocolates and to see an actual cocoa tree and cocoa bean.

Enter our Most Decadent Chocolate Dessert in Southwest Michigan contest. Just bring your dessert & recipe to Fernwood by Friday, February 7th. Event is free with admission to Fernwood.


Fitzgerald’s of Sawyer, 5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125

Ph. 269.426.FITZ(3489)

For the love of chocolate! Fitzgerald’s is known for delicious comfort food and February will be extra comfy with chocolate enhanced foods, desserts and cocktail specials. Warm up with a bowl of the bourbon chocolate chili! Yum!


Goldberry Woods Bed & Breakfast, 9902 Community Hall Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.9800,

Come out of the cold and relax in one of our eight rooms, each furnished with a double Jacuzzi and gas fireplace. Guests may indulge in homemade breakfasts and snacks featuring chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!


Harbert House Bed & Breakfast, 13827 Prairie Rd, Harbert, MI 49115

Ph. 269.231.5111,

Guests will enjoy a luscious chocolate sour-cream marble nut coffee cake with gourmet breakfast. Those with a 2-night stay will go home with a one-of-a-kind handcrafted tiered candy dish…a lovely takeaway and reminder of sweet dreams on a perfect get-away.


Harbor Country Store, 15311 Three Oaks Rd, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.469.5409,

Receive a free copy of the Harbor Country Chocolate Classic Cookbook with every Harbor Country Store purchase over $20. (while quantities last.) Choose from cotton twill hats, awesome tote bags, wine stoppers and colorful mugs that list all eight towns of Harbor Country!


Horizon Bank, 500 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.2265,

Talk about sweetening the deal! Receive a sweet chocolate bar with every new account opened or any loan closing, during the month of February. Horizon Bank, known for excellent service and sensible advice.


Indian Summer Boutique, 126 S Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.9994

Celebrate your romantic side! Hearts are, scarves, accessories. Get your Valentine on in style!


JLN Studios, LLC, 15311 Three Oaks Rd, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.469.6220,

Saturday, February 8th, 2014.  6-9pm

Sunday, February 9th, 2014.  1-4pm

Chocolate wine and canvas class! Unleash your creativity while making your own painting and enjoying good company and delicious wine and chocolate! Class size is limited to 10, so register early. Fee: $45 and includes materials.


Local Color Gallery, 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.5332,

Thursday, February 6th, 2014.  6-7:30pm

Thursday, February 20th, 2014.  6-7:30pm

February may not be the perfect time to walk the beach, but it is the perfect time to create a piece of jewelry that will remind you of a day at the beach. Bring your found beach glass or use ours to create pendant jewelry. Learn the techniques to wire-wrapping beach glass. What does this have to do with chocolate? We’ll be sampling chocolate goodies and chocolate enhanced wine during class! Participation fee: $25.


Milda’s Corner Market, 9901 Townline Rd (at Red Arrow Hwy) Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.9880,

All month long…Chef Milda will offer specials on bacon and chocolate-themed culinary delights! Folks who’ve tasted, now crave her chocolate covered bacon strips and chocolate bacon brownies! Milda's carries Lithuanian, European, & Asian Specialties with products from over 40 Countries!!!


Millie’s Antiques, 13815 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115

Ph. 269.231.5110,

February 14-17 & February 21-24, Friday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Visitors will delight in homemade chocolate-chip cookies as they discover the many treasures at Millie’s Antiques. Peruse the wonderful selection of collectibles, vintage to modern. Toys, dolls, linens, jewelry, furniture, glassware, pottery and more! Check out February promotions.


Musikantow Studio, 107 N Whittaker St (in Michigan Thyme Shops) New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.3604

Saturday, February 8, 2014. 1-4pm.

Chocolate and wine pairings will introduce hand-made Chocolate JEMS. Musikantow Studio exhibits local, national and international artwork in a variety of styles.


New Buffalo Business Association, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.9690 or 888.660.6222,

Saturday, February 1, 2014. 6:30-midnight

Bev’s Second Season Ball “A Chocolate Fantasy” 11-year Anniversary. The Ball will be held at Four Winds Casino-Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo. Enjoy great food, drinks, including chocolate martinis! Dance to the live music, the ‘Middle of the Road’ band and participate in the silent auction. Tickets: $80 person. (reserve in advance)

Saturday-Sunday, February 1-2, 2014. Throughout the day

Winter Fest, downtown New Buffalo. Saturday includes free sleigh rides noon-5pm, and ice sculpting begins at noon. Ice skating and sledding, all day both Saturday & Sunday, at Oselka Park. Bring your own gear!


New Buffalo Savings Bank (3 locations)

45 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo 49117 Ph. 269.469.2222

6485 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer 49125 Ph. 269.426.3100

6701 W US Hwy 12, Three Oaks 49128 Ph. 269.756.2222

Monday-Friday, February 10-14th, 2014

NBSB loves Harbor Country! New Buffalo Savings shows their love with sweet chocolate treats in Sawyer, Three Oaks, and New Buffalo offices for the entire week. NBSB employees from all offices will compete in a chocolate bake-off at the New Buffalo location on Friday, February 14, noon-6pm. Come out and share the love and the chocolate!


Radio Harbor Country - WRHC 106.7fm, 505 W Locust St,Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.756.9742,

Tune into WRHC-106.7fm and hear community radio at its best! Enjoy chocolate without the calories, noon-1pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays during the month of February. Radio Harbor Country just celebrated 8 years of broadcasting in Harbor Country.


Sawyer Antique Mall,12825 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer, MI 49125

Ph. 269.405.1063,

Chocolate Scavenger Hunt! Find your way to delicious treats, through the magnificent collections of 400 Antique Vendors. Nestled amongst the furniture, linens, pottery, jewelry, glassware and retro collections, your treasure awaits.


Sawyer Home & Garden Center, 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125

Ph. 269.426.8810,

Chocolate delights, every weekend of February! Chocolate and Wine pairings will be featured from noon-3pm! Specific weekend feature specific treats. February 1&2, try delicious chocolate desserts! February 8 &9, cozy up to the Hot Cocoa Bar. February 15 & 16, Chocolate Desserts again, for your pleasure! And then if you missed or crave the Hot Cocoa Bar, come back on February 22 & 23. Remember we also stock fresh produce, and a full selection of wine and beer.


Seasons Harvest, 13686 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115

Ph. 269.469.7899,

Vanilla sundaes topped with Seasons Harvest famous Chocolate Overture topping – free to each guest during the month of February! Special offer - 16oz Chocolate dessert toppings will be 50% off in February. Choose from five varieties of dark chocolate dessert toppings (Chocolate Overture, Raspberry Chocolate, Peanut-butter Chocolate, Cherry Chocolate, & Chocolate Fondue.) Delectable serving suggestions: fondue, bananas, rich homemade cookies, fudge, truffles, milk shakes, ice cream, chocolate pie.  


Skip’s Restaurant, 16710 Lakeshore Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.3341,

Saturday, February 8, 2013, 5-7pm

Skip’s hosts the Annual Harbor Country Chocolate Classic Bake-off! This menagerie of chocolate goodies showcases some of the best chefs and chocolate bakers in the area! Guests get to taste and vote for their favorite!

Place your vote and receive a $10 gift certificate!(some restrictions do apply.)


St Julian Winery, 9145 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.3150,

Back by popular demand! Moo-Low, the delicious chocolate wine by St Julian. Enjoy a glass or select a specially prepared chocolate cocktail for only $5. Offer is good on weekdays and from 2-6pm on weekends in February.


Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.9640,

Enjoy a hot chocolate bar every weekend in the month of February! Choose a chocolate candy and enjoy a special discount on your purchase - think Willy Wonka! Shop like a designer and a chocolate enthusiast!


Sweet Pea Studio, 5794 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125

Ph. 269.426.4359,

Visit Sweet Pea Studio for a romantic setting, filled with Valentine gifts and accessories for your home. Hand-painted heart cookies will be served! Sweet Pea features hand-painted furniture, gorgeous hand-painted tin tiles, home-accessories and unique gifts. Open weekends: Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm


Timothy’s Restaurant, 16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.0900,

Come for dinner, stay for dessert…chocolate-themed drinks and delectable desserts will be featured. Choose from our diverse menu, full bar and substantial wine list. Chef Timothy specializes in fresh seafood dishes.



Mark your calendars for the Chocolate Soiree hosted by the Chocolate Classic Committee! Join us Thursday, February 27th from 6-8pm at Timothy’s Restaurant. Light appetizers, cash bar and some fine mingling amongst fellow chocolate-lovers. Admission: one non-perishable food item or cash donation, to benefit the Harbor Country Food Panty.

Stay for dinner and choose from Timothy’s 10 for $10 menu – select from ten entrees priced at $10 each. Dinner reservations are recommended.

Download brochure for a complete listing of events & a map (below,)or pick up a copy at the Harbor Country Chamber office and in area businesses.

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Thank you to the 2014 Chocolate Classic Sponsors!

Blue Fish Vacation Rentals - New Buffalo Savings Bank - ReMAX Harbor Country 

Timothy's Restaurant - Fernwood Botanical Garden - Whole 9 Yards

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