Date(s) - 02/16/19
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…
Join us for a fun-filled Valentine’s Weekend in Historic Fayetteville as we host our first ever Wonka Walk! This will be a sweet treat Willy Wonka themed walk through town. We have over 20 sweet treat stops with merchants, shops, and restaurants participating. Enjoy delicious handcrafted sweet treats or an experience at each stop. A Golden Ticket is hiding somewhere in one of the businesses. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive a scrumdiddlyumptious prize! We encourage visitors to embrace the spirit of Willy Wonka by dressing up in character or creating candy inspired outfits to add to the fun. As you stroll through town be on the lookout for hidden treats and Wonka inspired surprises through town. You may even catch a glimpse of Willy Wonka himself.
The Wonka Walk will take place Saturday, February 16, from 11 am to 4 pm. Stay tuned to check out all the other sweet events going on throughout the weekend.
The New River Gorge Learning Co-op will be hosting cupcake bake-off fundraiser on Friday, February 15, from 3 pm to 6:30 pm where visitors can purchase and vote on their favorite cupcakes.
Where do I get tickets?
You will need tasting tickets to take advantage of all of the sweet treat stops through town. We strongly encourage that you buy tickets in advance; we are expecting to sell out. You can purchase tickets in advance at the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau in bundles of 5 tickets for $5. You can also purchase tickets online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fayettevilles-wonka-walk-tickets-54707132506. If you purchase tickets online your first stop must be the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau to exchange your printed ticket for individual packets on the day of the Wonka Walk. 310 North Court St.
Map & Sweet Treats
As the event approaches we will post a map of all of the sweet treat stops in town along with a list of treats available at each location.
Valentine’s Weekend is the perfect time to treat yourself to a getaway in Fayetteville. Many of our lodging partners offer special Valentine’s packages and we will have fun events lined up throughout the weekend.
This event is only possible through community support, our volunteers and sponsors. If you are interested in getting involved email us at [email protected]
Schedule for Wonka Weekend
3pm-6:30pm Cupcake Bake-off Fudraiser New River Learning Co-op @ Fayetteville Visitor Center
8:30am-11am Winter Farmers Market @ Fayetteville Visitor Center
11am-4pm Wonka Walk
2pm Chef Demo with Joy Marr Gourmet on the Gorge @ Fayetteville Visitor Center
Night Fun Wonky Walk (Adults only)Downtown Fayetteville
Wonka Walk Map
Look for the purple balloons marking each stop Saturday!
Wonka Sweet Treat Stops
New River Antique Mall
Ace Adventure Gear
Visit Fayetteville CVB
Pies & Pints
New River Epic Escape
Water Stone Outdoors
The Hobbit Hole
D & K Collectibles
Wild Art & Wonderful Things
Ben Franklin Crafts
Ben Franklin Frames
U.S Cellular (visitor center)