Schedule of Events

Funtastic Fridays are back at The Village Chocolate Shoppe at 471 Main Street, Bennington VT!
Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? We have just the thing. Joins us at The Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington from 6pm-8pm the first Friday of the month August through October and every Friday Night in July and August! Call us at 1-802-447-3789 for more information.
July 28
Sock Hop
Break out your dancing shoes as an old-fashioned sock hop hits the streets of Bennington and the VCS. CDs have replaced records so you can make a chocoloate CD while you dance the night away. $5.00
August 4
Chocolate Bingo
Join us for a night of BINGO and fun - VCS style, complete with chocolate prizes. Play one game or the whole night. All proceeds to benefit Bennington Cancer Center Community Crusaders. $5.00
August 11
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day? Choose from a huge variety of ice cream, gelato and a large variety of assorted toppings. Don't forget the whip cream and a cherry. $5.00
August 18
Moana
Inspired by the Disney movie, come celebrate the Polynesian culture with us. Our Luau is full of activities such as making an edibel lei, chocolate tiki mask and more. Special gift for those who come in beach or island attire. $5.00
August 25
Sip and Swirl - Chocolate Style
Show off your artistic talents by creating a masterpiece with chocolate paint. Sip on chocolate drinks to help provide inspiration. Fun for ALL ages. $5.00
September 1
15th Anniversary Gala
Time sure files. In November we will be celebrating 15 years of business in Bennington. Come party with us as we kick off a year of celebrating. Watch for details on Facebook. Free!

Prior Events - 2017

July 21
No Event Scheduled
(We are still recovering from midnight madness.)
July 14
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try your combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year.
July 7
Girl Scout Cookie's 100th Anniversary

Everyone has a special place in their heart for Girl Scout Cookies. Help us celebrate with proceeds going to the local troop as they help girls fulfill their dreams. Girl Scout Cookie Gelato, S'Mores, and more. Proceeds to benefit Bennington County Girl Scouts Troops.

Choose from the following options:

Girl Scout Cookie Sundae: Start with one scoop of either vanilla or chocolate gelato. Top it with your choice of a variety of crushed girl scout cookies, fudge sauce and more. Don't forget the whipped cream and cherry.

Girl Scout Cookie Gelato Cone: Two scoops of Girl Scout Cookie gelato on a cone or in a cup.

Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Chocolate Bar: S'mores Bar: marshmallow, graham crackers and milk chocolate. Tag Along Bar: peanut butter, crushed vanilla wafer & milk chocolate. Thin Mint Bar: crushed chocolate mint cookies, mint chips & dark chocolate. Samoa Bar: crushed vanilla wafers, caramel, toasted coconut & milk chocolate.

Prior Events - 2016

September 4
Garlic and Herb Festival
Join us at The Garlic and Herb Festival at Camelot Village (66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT 05201). Admission is $6 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com or $8 at the gate.
10am-5pm
September 3
Garlic and Herb Festival
Join us at The Garlic and Herb Festival at Camelot Village (66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT 05201). Admission is $6 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com or $8 at the gate.
10am-5pm
September 2
No Event Scheduled
Join us this weekend at the Garlic and Herb Festival in Bennington!
August 26
Chocolate Game Night
This is the tenth year of this very popular event. We take some of your favorite carnival games and give them a chocolate twist. Non pariel toss, ring around the fudge apple, fudge bingo, and many more! (As always, additional game tickets are available with your donation to the Food Shelf.)
August 19
Star Wars
May the Force Be With You!
August 12
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day? Choose from a huge variety of ice cream and toppings and enjoy your own special ice cream treat. Don't forget the cherry!
August 5
Chocolate Bowl Sculpture
As part of Bennington's Art Weekend, come make your very own chocolate bowl.
July 29
Blueberry Festival
Everything is turning BLUE. Celebrate Vermont Blueberry Harvest with delicious chocolate blueberry treats created by our own chocolatiers.
July 22
No Event Scheduled
(We are still recovering from midnight madness.)
July 15
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try you combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year!
July 8
Native American Night
Celebrate America's heritage on this special night. Make a chocolate tepee. This is a fund-raising event.
July 1
Going Away Party for Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen, our baby chocolate moose, is moving to East Arlington. Join us in wishing him well!

Prior Events - 2015

August 28
Chocolate Game Night
This is the ninth year of this very popular event. We take some of your favorite carnival games and give them a chocolate twist. Non pariel toss, ring around the fudge apple, fudge bingo and many more. (As always, additional game tickets are available with your donation to the Food shelf.)
August 21
Feste Italiano
A real Italian Festa complete with dancing, music, and food - Village Chocolate Shoppe style. VIVA ITALIA!
August 14
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day. Choose from a huge variety of ice cream and toppings & enjoy your own special ice cream treat. Don't forget the cherry.
August 7
Despicable Me
Come make your own loveable and playful minion out of chocolate.
July 31
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try your combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year.
July 24
Christmas in July
It's never to early to celebrate Christmas. Come make your own chocolate Christmas tree. Don't forget your list for Santa. Special Guest Appearances.
July 10
She's Having a Baby
Help us congratulate Molly and Benny on the arrival of their first born. Everyone is invited to the party to help us celebrate this wonderful event.

Prior Events - 2014

December 7
Chocolate Expo (Hartford, CT)
We are attending the Chocolate Expo in Hartford, CT from 11-6.
November 29
Make Your Own Event
Anytime between 10am-12:30pm
Cost: $5
Free Chocolate Making Demonstration at 1pm
Chocolate Tasting at 3pm ($5 Per Person)
November 28
Chocolate Tasting at The Chocolatorium
Time: 3pm
$5 Per Person
October 3
Chocolate Extravaganza
Details to follow. Proceeds to benefit Bennington Coalition for the Homeless.
September 5
Let's Make a Deal
VCS twist on the popular TV show Let's Make a Deal.
August 22
SHHH!!! It's Time for a Baby Shower
Guess the secret is out - Molly is expecting a baby. Although the baby isn't due until next June, let's help Benny and Molly celebrate. We will play party games with a chocolate twist, have cake and help the happy couple choose the name for the baby. Feel free to bring a gift that will donated to those in need in Bennington County.
August 15
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day. Choose from a huge variety of ice cream and toppings & enjoy your own special ice cream treat. Don't forget the cherry.
August 8
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try your combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year.
August 1
Frozen - The Chocolate Adventure Begins
Be amazed as the Village Chocolate Shoppe is transformed into the frozen kingdom of Arendelle. Help Elsa bring Olaf to life and Anna, Kristoff and Sven as they save Arendelle. All those who come dressed as their favorite Frozen character receive a special treat.
July 25
Mexican Fiesta Party
Enjoy a real Mexican fiesta - Village Chocolate Shoppe style. Complete with piñata, music, tacos, etc.
July 11
Motorcycle Rally
Come help us celebrate Bennington Bike Night. Create your own chocolate motorcycle. Proceeds go to Meals on Wheels.
July 4
Independence Day Celebration
Come and make a chocolate flag. (Special time 3:00pm-5:00pm.)

Prior Events - 2013

October 4
World Record Attempt - World's Largest Peanut Butter Cup!
Please join us as we attempt to set the world record for the world's largest peanut butter cup. Watch as we put together the peanut butter cup and document its weight and size. After we have set the record we will be eating our work. Pieces will be sold to benefit PAVE. Hope to see you there. Don't forget your camera.
September 6
Chocolate Race Cars
Make your own race car out of chocolate as we prepare for the Bennington Car Show next week.
August 23
Chocolate Game Night
This is the eighth year of this very popular event. We take some of your favorite carnival games and give them a chocolate twist. Non pariel toss, ring around the fudge apple, fudge bingo and many more.
August 16
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day. Choose from a huge variety of ice cream and toppings and enjoy your own special ice cream treat. Don't forget the cherry.
August 9
Super Hero
You know about Superman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League. Tonight you will meet Bennington's newest superhero. He is ready to protect earth - the only planet with chocolate!
August 2
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try your combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year.
July 26
Chocolate Kitchen
Here's your chance to work in the kitchen making some chocolate treats.
July 12
Chocolate Pizza Party
Our own special twist on the traditional pizza party.
July 5
Old Fashioned Taffy Pull
June 7
Cat's Galore
Join us as we kick off the Catamount prowl and make your own cat out of chocolate. All proceeds to benefit The Wounded Warriors Project.

Prior Events - 2012

September 7
Village Chocolate Shoppe 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wow, it has been 10 years since we opened our doors here in Bennington. We have a lot to celebrate. Join us to help celebrate this momentous event.
August 24
Chocolate Game Night
This is the seventh year of this very popular event. We take some of your favorite carnival games and give them a chocolate twist. Non pariel toss, ring around the fudge apple, fudge bingo and many more.
August 17
Ice Cream Buffet
What better way to celebrate Battle Day. Choose from a huge variety of ice cream and toppings; enjoy your own special ice cream treat. Don't forget the cherry.
August 10
Long Trail Sticks
Make a treat for yourself and help repair sections of the Long Trail. 25% of the proceeds will go to Green Mountain Club.
August 3
Make Your Own Candy Bar
So you think you have the best combination for a candy bar? Come in and try your combination. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them together. Then watch your creation go through the cooling tunnel. This is our most popular event every year.
July 27
S'Mores Night
What better way to celebrate the summer than with that perennial summer treat S'Mores. Come make your own - The Village Chocolate Shoppe way. Listen to some campfire stories.
July 13
Chocolate 101
Come Learn where chocolate comes from and taste several different kinds of chocolates and confections. Come ready for fun.
July 6
Puff the Magic Dragon
Come and make a dragon out of puffy marshmallow and chocolate. All proceeds to benefit Big Brother Big Sister of Bennington.
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