May 3, 2012
Well, you didn't get a chance to complain about the weather, but you can start the moaning as festival season gets under way. We'll get you started with the Long Grove Chocolate Fest, where there will be more than chocolate cake and chocolate-covered strawberries. This is also an opportunity to take in the Long Grove's shops and restaurants
Why go: This is a trick question, right? It's chocolate. Everywhere.
Reconsider: You're on a diet/allergic/hate chocolate/just plain contrarian.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Long Grove Historic Village, Illinois Highways 53 and 83, Lake County; $5; 847-634-0888, longgroveonline.com