[caption id="attachment_35689" align="aligncenter" width="430"]<img class="size-full wp-image-35689" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/01\/Lewisburg-Chocolate-Fest.png" alt="" width="430" height="576" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier County CVB)<br \/>Willy Wonka makes an appearance at the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Southeast Tourism Society (STS) once again names the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival as one of the STS Top 20 Events for the Southeast for April 2019.<\/h1>\r\nAttendees of this sweet festival sample sugary treats while strolling the streets of Lewisburg. The festival features chef demonstrations providing tips and tricks from professional chefs, live music, face-painting and more. The mayor of the City of Lewisburg joins in the festivities, dressing up as the beloved candy man, Willy Wonka. The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is a benefit for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley.\r\n\r\nThis year\u2019s festival will take place Apr. 13. Tasting tickets will go on sale Feb. 11 at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center and online at lewisburgchocolatefestival.com. Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau, members of STS, nominated the festival.\r\n\r\nTravel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.