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Dallas has a world class chocolate festival this weekend with tastings, workshops, parties– and it’s open to the public


Bless Sander Wolf and his chocolate elves who put on the Dallas Chocolate Festival. The annual celebration of theobromine in bars, beans and truffles is back with its annual lineup of chocolate luminaries this weekend, Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9. And you’re invited to join the chocolatiers, chocolate makers and chocolate fans who fly into Dallas for workshops, tastings, seminars and parties. There’s even a free app to keep you up-to-date (activate it with code dcf2018), free valet parking to keep you on time, and free swag at all the events. Pick up your tickets here.

Here’s the lineup, directly from organizer, founder and chocolate nut Sander Wolf:

VIP Party, Friday, Sept. 7th 7-10PM:
Sample and shop from more than 60 chocolate industry artisans including chocolate makers, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, and more inside the F.I.G. There will be drinks to sip (beer, wine, and chocolate cocktails), light bites to taste (including chicken tacos with chocolate mole), a chocolate fountain to indulge (with fruit skewers, sugar cookies, and more), and a VIP goodie bag that’s particularly awesome. (VIP Party is Ages 21 and up.) Valet parking included. (Cost: $75)

Chocolate Festival Main Event, Saturday Sept. 8 11AM – 5PM:
This family-friendly day features exhibitor booths from over 60 chocolate artisans and industry experts at the F.I.G. in Downtown Dallas. There will be chocolate bars and chocolate treats to sample and purchase. We’ll also have a kids room, lectures, demonstrations, and a gift shop. Tickets will be sold with entry times to the main exhibitor hall of 11:00AM, 12:30PM, 2:00PM, and 3:30PM. Tickets: Adult $35, Children 10 and under $5. Valet parking for $10, Self-parking available in the Ross Avenue Garage for $5.

Festival Workshops, Sunday Sept. 9th from 9:00AM –  4:00PM:
For those who wish to dive deeper into the world of chocolate, we have hands-on workshops at the Whole Foods Market in the Preston Forest Shopping Center (11700 Preston Rd., the SE corner of Preston and Forest in Dallas). Spaces are limited.

At the 9:00AM Bean-to-Bar class, expert chocolate makers including Ben Rasmussen (Potomac Chocolate), Art Pollard (Amano Chocolate), Troy Easton (Sublime Chocolate), and Jessica Beeman (5 Mile Chocolate) will take students through the entire chocolate making process, from the humble bean to a delicious chocolate bar that they can take home at the end of class. (Cost: $100)

At the 2:00 Chocolate Tasting Class Chief Chocophile Lauren Adler from Seattle’s Chocolopolis and Fresco Chocolate’s head chocolate maker, Rob Anderson, will lead a chocolate tasting to educate chocolate lovers about what it is that makes certain chocolates taste the way they do. There will be lots of delicious things to try during this class. (Cost: $60)

Enjoy both classes for $150 (save $10). 

Buy Tickets Here!
Download the 2018 Dallas Chocolate Festival Mobile App.This year, we are introducing an EventMobi event app that will give attendees all kinds of information about the Festival. Download the EventMobi app from the App store, and then select code DCF2018 to activate for our event!
Download the Event App (code: dcf2018)

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