Got a sweet tooth? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 15th Annual Festival of Chocolate is taking place this weekend.
And, even better news: Miami-South Florida On The Cheap readers get an exclusive 20 percent discount on tickets!
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15-16, 2022, enjoy access to more than 20 savory chocolate vendors – not to mention that you’ll get to explore the 83-acre garden, at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables.
Usually, admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors age 65 and older, $12 for children age 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children age 5 and younger. But our loyal readers may use the discount code CHOCO20 to get 20 percent off tickets!
Vendors expected to be at the Festival of Chocolate include:
- Club ChoKolate
- CAO Chocolates
- GoDark Chocolates
- Susi Licious Bake Shop
- Exquisito Chocolates
- Circus Eats
- Key West Sweets
- Garcia Nevett
- Miguel Bode Honey
- Keez Beez Raw Honey
Event organizers have refreshed their weekend lineup from past years to include new indulgent treats and interactive experiences. For example, learn about the life cycle of cacao and take a cooking class on how to incorporate chocolate in the kitchen (for an extra fee).
So if you consider yourself a chocolate connoisseur — Willy Wonka-style — chocolate-inspired cooking classes range in price from $45-$49 for nonmembers and $35-$39 for Fairchild members (cost includes festival entry, of course).
Some classes include:
- How to Cook with Chocolate: Sweet Treats and Rescuing Chocolate
Saturday, Jan. 15
- Tea and Chocolate with Admari
Saturday, Jan. 15 & Sunday, Jan. 16
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Growing Cacao Trees with Lara Farms Nursery
Sunday, Jan. 16
Bring your family and friends, especially the chocolate-lovers in your life, to this one-of-a-kind event happening on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
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