Chocolate Trail to showcase more than a dozen downtown businesses


Since 2014, Noblesville Main Street has presented a niche event for those who love downtown and chocolate.

This year, Chocolate Trail will return from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 as the organization’s monthly First Friday festivity.

“It is a really relaxed, fun evening,” said Lorna Steele, executive director of Noblesville Main Street. “Guests will come to the orange Noblesville Main Street tent (on the downtown square) and pick up their map. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m., but it is really a come-and-go-as-you-please event.

“I recommend eating dinner downtown and then doing Chocolate Trail for dessert.”

Participants visit downtown shops for samples of chocolate and other refreshments and get their map signed at each location. When the map is filled, guests return it to the Noblesville Main Street tent by 9 p.m. to be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Steele said the event has grown during its five years.

“If the weather holds up, I expect at least 500 people, maybe more,” she said. “Our attendance has definitely grown every year, which is awesome. I think just the title of ‘Chocolate Trail’ attracts a lot of people. This year, we also are involving Hamilton County Tourism and their ‘White River Monster’ (sculpture), which will be super cute for the kids and a fun photo opp.”

Participating businesses and organizations include Lil Bloomers, Old Picket Fence, Nickel Plate Arts, Texy Mexy, Little Gypsie Boutique, The Mix, Bash Boutique, Shine Yoga, Noblesville Antique Mall, Noble Made, Hamilton County Tourism, Linden Tree and Caravan Classes.

Participation in Chocolate Trail is free. For more, visit