The Falmouth Strawberry Festival 2014 will be celebrated on June 21st marking an official start to the 2014 summer season. This is your opportunity to enjoy beautiful Falmouth Cape Cod on the grounds of St. Barnabas church. The church is located across from the historic Falmouth Village Green and a short stroll into Falmouth Village. Save your appetite so you can enjoy lobster rolls, hot dogs and bbq chicken then finish off with scrumptious strawberry shortcake under the tent on St. Barnabas lawn. After indulging your appetite browse the Arts and Crafts vendors, home baked goods sale, plant sale, face painting, dunk tank, and small children’s games. The weather forecasters are predicting absolutely picture perfect weather for the weekend. We make a point of visiting the strawberry festival and filling up on their great bbq chicken while making sure to save room for strawberry shortcake. Our guests love the feel of the festival as it brings them back to a simpler time of town celebrations with good food and entertainment on the lawn. After the festival take some time to walk into Falmouth Village and explore the many boutique shops with unique gifts and perhaps some salted caramels from Ghelfi’s or ice cream for Ben and Bill’s Chocolate emporium. As the weather is predicted to be fabulous perhaps a walk to the beach in in order and less than a mile from St. Barnabas.
National Chocolate Month is February and it is a time to celebrate for all of us chocoholics! Pretty much a day does not go by that I don’t have a little bit of chocolate. We are lucky here in Falmouth, Cape Cod that just a short stroll down from The Captain’s Manor Inn on Main Street in Falmouth Village are two great places to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
You may stop in at Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium or Ghelfi’s Candies or like many guests visit and sample both. At Ben and Bill’s many of our guests love the mocha chip ice cream which has the largest pieces of chocolate you can enjoy. A favorite of guests who frequent Ghelfi’s Chocolates are there different flavored salted caramels from milk chocolate to dark or white chocolate and even crème brulee.
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to search for that special chocolate treat any time this month will do. The healthy benefits of chocolate are being lauded in all sorts of magazines such as Women’s Health, and even the Wall Street Journal had a story.
Chocolate is even being talked about as a superfood. Of course for us chocoholics, National Chocolate Month is not even enough. So if you need a reason to justify why you are eating chocolate why not follow the national chocolate day calendar.
THE YEAR IN CHOCOLATE HOLIDAYS
January 3: National Chocolate-Covered Cherries Day
January 8: National English Toffee Day
January 10: National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 27: National Chocolate Cake Day
February: National Chocolate Lovers Month
February 1: National Dark Chocolate Day
February 14: National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
February 28: National Chocolate Soufflé Day
March (week 3) American Chocolate Week
March 19: National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 24: National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day
April 21: National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
May: National Chocolate Custard Month
May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2: National Chocolate Mousse Day
May 3: National Chocolate Custard Day
May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
June 3: National Chocolate Macaroon Day
June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 16: Fudge Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day
July 7: Chocolate Day
July 8: National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day
August 4: National Chocolate Chip Day
August 10: S’mores Day
August 20: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13: International Chocolate Day
September 22: National White Chocolate Day
September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day
October: National Caramel Month (with Chocolate)
October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 28: National Chocolate Day
November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
December 12: National Cocoa Day
December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
December 28: National Chocolate Day
December 29: National Chocolate Day
Source: National Confectioners Association, Foodimentary, CandyUSA.com.
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Falmouth’s Main Street has many ice cream shops with many different choices to chose from. Looking for a fun night out with a little dessert specialty to end your perfect night? Well our Main Street has just what your looking for, with many ice cream shops just minutes away.
Ben and Bills Chocolate Emporium:
Ben and Bill’s is a co-owned ice cream shop and chocolate emporium that has been on Main Street since 1992 and has been serving happy customers ever since. They offer 64 flavors of hard-ice cream and 12 different flavored gelatos. They also make their own waffle cones which are a must! If your not in the mood for ice cream, you could also enjoy some of their many handmade chocolates, candies, fudges, or my favorite, butterscotch. Whatever sweets your in the mood for, they’re sure to have it!
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice Creams:
Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice creams is also located on Main street. It offers a variety of candies and ice cream. It is fairly new to Main Street and offers customers all homeade desserts. Ghelfi’s has a kitchen on Cape cCod where they make everything they offer in their stores. You can also go to their website shipchocolates.com to order there treats right to you. Whether you need a gift for valentines day, or sweets for your wedding day, Ghelfi’s has it.
Dairy Queen is located a little farther down Main Street, but its worth the five minute car ride. Dairy Queen offers its customers many unique soft serve combinations. From their famous blizzard, which is a mix of ice cream and your favorite toppings, to hot fudge sundaes and banana splits. Dairy Queen is just an ice cream store and offers its customers outdoor benches to enjoy their little piece of heaven.