One of Miami’s sweetest festivals is excited to bring its expertise back to the city this year. The 15th annual Festival of Chocolate at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be a weekend fueled by delicious decadent chocolate and amazing family-friendly activations.
Event-goers will have the opportunity to explore chocolate from the back end and be enamored by the life cycle of the cacao plant, which is located within Fairchilds Rainforest. The weekend will also include a variety of speakers including acclaimed Miami chefs who will explore the art of chocolate and how to cook with the exquisite ingredient.
This year’s Festival of Chocolate features a wide variety of amazing chocolatiers and decadent sweets which include, Club ChoKolate, CAO Chocolates, GoDark Chocolates, Susi Licious Bake Shop, Exquisito Chocolates, Circus Eats, Key West Sweets, Garcia Nevett, Crepemaker, Miguel Bode Honey and Keez Beez Raw Honey.
The event will also feature savory bites with a chocolate twist from, Dutch Magic Enterprises, Eat Da Bone BBQ, Brigitte Borja and M and R Caribbean Conch.
With sweets at the forefront of the weekend, there is no doubt all event-goers will learn a thing or two through the various activities. The Garden Kitchen will have a variety of chef demonstrations, mixology and pairing lessons and chocolate-inspired classes. This event is perfect for the family with lots of fun-filled activities for the kids including Coco’s Chocolate Adventure, which brings all kids through the process on how chocolate is made, a balloon artist and chocolate storytime. Making sure you can bring something home from the event, vendors will be selling chocolate orchids and cacao plants.
The Festival of Chocolate is taking place on January 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.
This is a unique opportunity to step into the world of chocolate, educate yourself and snack on some sweets.
More information, tickets and sign-ups for the weekend’s activities and classes can be found on the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s official website, fairchildgarden.org.