Love and chocolate are in the air at Carefree festival

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

CAREFREE, Ariz. -- Savor the romance of Valentine's Day weekend at the 4th Annual Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art. The four-day festival runs February 12-15, at 101 Easy Street in the Carefree Desert Gardens.

This free event begins on Thursday from noon-5 p.m. and continues Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m- 5 p.m. Attendees will feast their eyes (not to mention their noses and taste buds!) on a chocolate bonanza!

More than 100 exhibitors of fine art, chocolate, and handmade confections will be on hand. Live music and entertainment performances are additional treats throughout the event.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory is this year's feature chocolatier. Known for its small, quality batches, the company will display its signature chocolate candies, fresh-dipped fruits, and sauces across sixty linear feet of booth space.

Chocolatier Jay Levine joined us on Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona to show off some of his sweet treats.

Other vendors at the festival include: It's a Devine Bakery specializing in European style fresh-baked pastries and breads, and Mr. Fudge's all natural, Mackinac Island fudge.

The festival is presented by Magic Bird Festivals. For more information call 480-488-2014 or visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com.