Festivals & Fairs Miami-Dade County

Fairchild’s 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival

Fairchild’s 8th Annual International Chocolate FestivalJanuary 24 – 26, 9:30am-4:30pm – 10901 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Join the Fairchild’s 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, to be immersed in the wonderful and diverse world of chocolate, from chocolate treats to tree sales, cooking demonstrations to kid’s activities, a chocolate spa, a choco-walk and more. Enjoy an assortment of chocolate treats from international vendors, cooking demos by prominent chefs, lectures from chocolatiers and restaurateurs, learning opportunities for kids, and much more. Journey through the world of cacao and get your Choco-Passport stamped at the Choco-Walk stops throughout Fairchild. Don’t miss a stroll through the Tropical Fruit Pavilion’s collection of cacao trees to learn the process that turns their seeds into chocolate consumed worldwide. For an even closer look, the USDA is showcasing a cacao collection featuring the different varieties of cacao beans. And, the Historic Division of Mars, makers of brands like M&Ms and Snickers, is dishing out samples of pure hot chocolate with an interactive demonstration. Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.