3rd Annual International Chocolate Festival

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3rd Annual International Chocolate Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida. Join us for Fairchild's 3rd Annual International Chocolate Festival! Learn how to make chocolate, listen to lectures on the rich history of chocolate, visit the Chocolate Spa, explore the rainforest to learn how chocolate grows and sample savory chocolate delights (while supplies last).


Saturday, January 24, 2009 - Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 9:30 AM to
4:30 PM

About the Chocolate Festival

Guests to Fairchild's Third Annual International Chocolate Festival will
be in cacao heaven. For two days, visitors are immersed in the wonderful
and diverse world of chocolate, from chocolate treats to tree sales,
cooking demonstrations to chocolate sculpture competitions, kid's
activities, a chocolate spa and more. "It just goes to show the amazing
amount of enthusiasm and interest the public has for chocolate,"
comments Mike Maunder, Executive Director at Fairchild.

Lectures: Learn about the cacao tree and all of its wonders! Here's a
sneak peak, the scientific name of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao,
means "food of the gods."

The Chocolate and Rainforest Experience: Volunteers will be giving
lectures and tours of Fairchild's Rainforest. Come learn all about cacao
and its habitat.

Cooking Demonstrations: There are cooking demonstrations all weekend
long in the Cooking Demonstration Pavilion. Come down and learn how to
whip up some heavenly treats.

Plant Sales: Now you can have your very own Oncidium "Sharry Baby"
Chocolate orchid and cacao trees!

Tastings: Sample some of the greatest chocolate made, from dark to
white, fine to thick, decide which is your favorite. Chocolate vendors
will have samples available for tasting, however, quantities are

Admission to Fairchild's 3rd Annual Chocolate Festival is free for
Fairchild members and children 5 and under, $20 for adults, $15 for
senior citizens 65 and older and $10 for children 6-17.