Annual International Chocolate Festival

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  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • access_time Jan 19, 2018 09:30am -
    Jan 21, 2018 04:30pm
  • attach_money Included with Garden admission. $25 for non members and free for Fairchild Members.
  • info_outline Paid Entry Only
  • contact_phone 305-667-1651
  • web Website

Annual International Chocolate Festival

Don't miss the 12th Annual International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Gardens!

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.

View last year's International Chocolate Festival program!

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.

Admission Pricing

Free for Fairchild Members

Adults: $25

Seniors (age 65 and up): $18

Children (ages 6-17): $12

Free for children 5 and younger

ChocoKids: Fun for the Whole Family! 

Engage with Fairchild educator's and learn how chocolate is made, it's importance within our rainforest and more! Get your face painted or hang out and play fun family lawn games!

Lectures & Cooking Demonstrations  - 

Saturday, January 20 

LECTURE:11:30 a.m. - Biodynamic Cacao and Its Impact on Chocolate Flavors, Francisco Morena, Pacari Chocolates

COOKING DEMONSTRATION:12:00 p.m. - Dish coming soon, Chef Chris Bulgarin, Delicious Catering and Event Production 

LECTURE:12:30 p.m. - Follow Cacao's Journey, Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 1:30 p.m. - Chef Jackie Gadala, Superfuzion

Sunday, January 21

LECTURE:11:30 a.m. - Biodynamic Cacao and It's Impact on Chocolate Flavors, Francisco Morena, Pacari Chocolates

COOKING DEMONSTRATION 12:00 p.m. - Coming soon!

LECTURE: 12:30 p.m. Lecture title coming soon!, Dr. Osman Gutierrez, USDA 

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 1:30 p.m. - Coming soon!