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  • Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce
  • 15311 Three Oaks Rd
  • Three Oaks, MI 49128
  • 269-469-5409

Harbor Country Chocolate Classic

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

 Download brochure for 2015 Chocolate Classic destinations!


Thank you to the 2015 Chocolate Classic Sponsors!

Blue Fish Vacation Rentals – Horizon Bank – Evolve Spa – Casey's New Buffalo

Timothy's Restaurant – Journeyman Distillery – Skip's Restaurant

Casey’s New Buffalo

136 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 773.750.7528,

Cheers to Chocolate! Enjoy a delicious chocolate martini for $5, the entire month of February.


Chikaming Park Board/Harbert Community Park

Red Arrow Hwy(just North of Harbert Rd,) Harbert

Ph. 269.469.1676,

Saturday, February 21st, 6:30-9:00pm

Celebrate Community and Chocolate! Come for a very unique “S’more grilling contest!” Taste and cheer the judges on as they choose the best of these traditional treats, prepared with unusual, delectable ingredients! The ice-skating rink will be open and pit-fires will be a-blazing!

Park hours: sunrise-10pm. Admission: Free, thanks to the generosity of the Harbert Business Association.


David’s Delicatessen & Coffee Shop

30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.7177

Saturday, February 7,  3-5pm and Saturday, February 21, 3-5pm

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.


Elm Street Bistro

8 S Elm St, Three Oaks

Ph. 269.756.9274,

Sundays, February 8th & 22nd, from 2-3pm

A spirit of curiosity and delicious discovery! Enjoy and learn the nuances of chocolate and wine pairings on February 8th. Come and be pleasantly surprised by the chocolate and beer pairings on February 22nd. Register early, class size is limited. Class fee: $20 per person. Chocolate enhanced beverages will be featured throughout the month!


Equilibrium Fitness

705 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.586.4280,

Melt away the chocolate with special couples rates. Join as a couple and have both of your activation fees waived. Save $100! Offer expires February 28, 2015.


Evolve Spa

309 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.5483,

The most romantic couples massage for your Harbor Country Getaway. Mention the Chocolate Classic for your complimentary truffle and a glass of champagne during your visit. Get 30% off any chocolate wrap or scrub. Back for February, the $99 Spring Fling special, 30min massage and 30min facial.


Fernwood Botanical Garden

13988 Rangeline Rd, Niles, MI 49120

Ph. 269.695.6491,

Saturday, February 21, 1-5pm

Learn about the origins of chocolate and participate in seeing how the addition of botanicals like lavender and chili pepper enhance and change chocolate treats. Experiment in our classroom setting and take home an original. Event is free with admission to Fernwood.


Fitzgerald’s of Sawyer

5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer

Ph. 269-426-3489,

For the love of chocolate! Fitzgerald’s is known for delicious comfort food and February will be extra comfy with Chocolate Bourbon Chili, Chocolate Martinis and Triple Chocolate Brownies!


Garden Grove Bed & Breakfast

9549 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 800.613.2872,

Enjoy a romantic getaway! Throughout the month of February guests will be treated to a box of homemade chocolate goodies.


Goldberry Woods Bed & Breakfast-Cottage-MicroFarm

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/suites, each furnished with an artisan-made bed, luxury linens, double Jacuzzi and gas fireplace. Guests may indulge in local wine in the evenings along with homemade breakfasts and snacks featuring chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!


Harbert House Bed & Breakfast

13827 Prairie Rd, Harbert, MI 49115

Ph. 269.231.5111,

Receive samples and recipes for a decadent chocolate cake, scrumptious candy treats and a yummy bittersweet cookie. $10 at the door and free for B&B guests!


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!


Jackie’s Cafe

801 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.1800,

Saturday, February 7th, 3-5pm and Saturday, February 21st, 3-5pm

Delight in the wonders of dessert making with Chef Jackie. She will provide demonstrations of her Brandy & Grand Marnier Truffles along with her famous Chocolate Bag. The Chocolate Bag is a rich chocolate “bag” filled with Belgian white chocolate mousse, fresh berries and a house-made raspberry sauce. Reservations required.


Journeyman Distillery

109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269-820-2050,

Chef Luke Caenepeel features decadent chocolate desserts all month long. Kitchen opens at noon every day!


Lakeside Inn

15251 Lakeshore Rd, Lakeside, MI 49116

Ph. 269-469-0600,

Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, noon-5pm.

Lift your spirits! Stop by and taste delicious Lindt chocolates or warm up with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. While you’re here, tour the ballroom and take a peek at one of the thirty guest rooms in this Michigan Historical Landmark.


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,

Visit Millie’s Antiques, beginning Valentine’s Day. Saturday, February 14th – season opener! Vintage recipe tollhouse cookies will be offered with every purchase. February promotion is “Red”-any treasure with red in it will be 15% off.


Nelson’s Saloon

18 N Elm St, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.756.6161

Come for the burgers, stay for the pie! Donna makes a mean chocolate pie! Try February’s scrumptious beverage, the white chocolate raspberry truffle.


New Buffalo Business Association

New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.9690 or 888.660.6222,

Saturday, February 7, 6:30-midnight

Bev’s Second Season Ball “A Chocolate Fantasy” will be held at Four Winds Casino-Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo. Enjoy great food, drinks, live music, and participate in the silent auction. Tickets: $80 person. (Reserve in advance)


New Buffalo Savings Bank

45 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo 49117

Ph. 269.469.2222,

Sweet Treats of Fridays in February from 12-6pm. Come share the love of chocolate with our staff!


New Buffalo Times

139 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo 49117

Ph. 269.405.0705,

Sweet Treats of Fridays in February from 12-6pm. Come share the love of chocolate with our staff!


Pleasant House Three Oaks/Pleasant House Brewing Company

9 N Elm St, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 269.756.3600,

The 2013 Graze Magazine Cocoa Derby Champs, Pleasant House will be serving decadent chocolate-fan favorites. From luscious chocolate custard to moist, steamed chocolate cake made with their own Doctor Moxon dry stout. Beer and chocolate? Absolutely! Also brewing special beers that pair with 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! Every Thursday, enjoy chocolate without the calories, noon-1pm. Songs with chocolate in the title or chocolate-themed will be played for your enjoyment!


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,

February 6-7th and February 20-21st,  noon-3pm – Hot Cocoa Bar

February 13-14th and February 27-28th – noon-3pm – Chocolate Dessert Tastings

Chocolate delights, every weekend of February! Cozy up to the Hot Cocoa Bar and come back for delicious chocolate dessert tastings. Check out fresh produce section and the Wine & Spirits Room.


St Julian Winery

9145 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

Ph. 269.469.3150,

Special chocolate-themed events & tastings during the month of February! Call for details.


Sweet Pea Studio

5794 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125

Ph. 269.426.4359,

Enjoy Sweet Pea Studio’s infamous chocolate cookies & a romantic setting. Visit for a preview of their spring tin tile collection & painted furniture. Open weekends beginning February 14th: Friday-Monday 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.


The Village Store

20 N Elm St, Three Oaks, MI 49128

Ph. 847.420.5401

Friday, February 13th, 11am-6pm and Saturday, February 14th, 11am-6pm

Featuring a variety of vegan, gluten-free and organic goodies to taste!


State Farm Insurance

815 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.4442,

All month, enjoy a fresh-baked chocolate cookie and a cup of hot chocolate while reviewing your insurance and financial plan.


Villa Nova Pizzeria

134 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Ph. 269.469.0200,

The whole month of February, receive $1 off Villa Nova’s signature dessert, “The Cookie


Mark your calendars for the Chocolate Soiree hosted by the Chocolate Classic Committee! Join us Thursday, February 26th 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.