9th Annual International Chocolate Festival

9th Annual International Chocolate Festival

When: Friday, January 23, 2015 9:30 AM to Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:30 PM

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season's most delicious event! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami's master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our Chocowalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts.

Download last year's program here!  View video and photos of past International Chocolate Festivals to see what makes this event so special.

The Chocolate Festival at Fairchild admission is included with Garden admission. $25 for non members and free for Fairchild Members. Tickets for non members can be purchased the day of the festival or pre-purchased below.  


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Saturday, January 24

11:00 a.m. Lecture by Noris Ledesma, Fairchild
Science Village Classroom
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12:00 p.m. Chocolate Lecture
Science Village Classroom
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1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Whole Foods Market, Coral Gables
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
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2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
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3:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
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Sunday, January 25

11:00 a.m. Lecture by Richard Campbell, Fairchild
Science Village Classroom
Title coming soon

12:00 p.m. Chocolate Lecture
Science Village Classroom
Details coming soon

1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Details coming soon

2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Details coming soon

3:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Details coming soon

Kids Activities

Visit the Kidway and learn the relationship that the cacao plant holds within rainforests. Does the cacao tree stand alone? Or do monkeys and fungi grow with it? How does sunlight affect the plant?  And don’t forget to check Fair Trade products and learn what you can do protect places where cacao grows. 

Choco-Walk, A Delicious Journey

Get your Choco-passport stamped while exploring the Garden from the Rainforest to the Tropical Fruit Pavilion and learn all about the fruit of the gods! 

The Edible Garden

Discover how to make chocolate from scratch. Get a first hand look at the cacao pod and what sets go into creating chocolate.  

Plant Sales

Take home your cacao tree and start making chocolate in your own kitchen! Or grab a chocolate “sherry baby” orchid!

Chocolate Spa

Relax at the Chocolate Spa while you enjoy mini massages, manicures and more.

Beer Sampling Garden

Enjoy seasonal brews that pair well with chocolate and exhibit delicious chocolate notes!

Travel Information

The Chocolate Festival is located in Coral Gables, FL, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotels include Hotel Indigo (call hotel for discounted rate and shuttle service offered to FTBG guests)Sonesta Coconut Grove, The Biltmore Hotel, and the Miami Marriott Dadeland

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