Help Judge the World’s Best Chocolate Rolls on March 21


Want to help judge the World’s Best Chocolate Rolls? Then mark your calendar for March 21 and get ready to head to Marshall for the city’s Chocolate Roll Festival held at Marshall High School.


Festivities start at 8 a.m. with the MHS Cross Country 5K Chocolate Roll Walk/Run. Or, if you’re not worried about working off the calories you’re about to consume, you can wait to show up. The chocolate roll contest is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A small entry fee lets you sample all of the chocolate rolls and cast your vote for the best one. The event also includes a chocolate roll making workshop, a car show, arts and crafts, student art show, live entertainment, and concessions. Chocolate rolls are also available for sale at the festival, but go very fast!

Last year, 14 entries competed in the contest and nearly 250 people voted for their favorite chocolate roll. The car show had 27 entries. New to this year’s event is the 5K and the MHS art club’s High School Invitational Art competition. Area high schools have been invited to bring student artwork to be judged and prizes will be awarded. All artwork will be on display during the festival.

Searcy County declared itself the Chocolate Roll Capital of the World in late 2012. Chocolate rolls are sold at stores throughout the county not only during festival time, but year round.

For more information, call 870-448-6224.