Tickets On Sale For Dallas Chocolate Festival

A three-day festival will celebrate with Dallasites the future of chocolate with more than 60 vendors, family-friendly activities, and educational workshops and seminars this September.

Tickets are now available for the ninth-annual Dallas Chocolate Festival.

Presented by Whole Foods Market, the event will take place Sept. 7 through 9 at Fashion Industry Gallery.

Festival highlights include a Friday night VIP Party and Saturday’s family-friendly expo offering samples, shopping opportunities, demonstrations, and classes at the F.I.G. Sunday’s hands-on workshops, including a Chocolate Making workshop and Chocolate Tasting class, will be held at Whole Foods Market in Preston Forest Shopping Center.

Dallas Chocolate Festival VIP Party
7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7
Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) – 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets are $75 for 21+.
VIP Party guests will have the premiere opportunity to explore and meet this year’s exhibitors, sip specialty cocktails made with Cacao juice from Repurposed Pod – made from the same fruit that brings you chocolate – and lots of tasty chocolatey treats! Each guest will receive a goody bag. Tickets are available at www.dallaschocolate.org.

Dallas Chocolate Festival Main Event
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8
Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) – 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Adults and children will be immersed in a complete chocolate experience — wowed by the aromas, the textures, the visual artistry, and the tantalizing flavors of the finest chocolates ever created. In addition to everyone’s favorite part of the day – the tastings – guests can learn every element of chocolate-making. The day includes demonstrations, lectures, roundtable discussions, and a special kid’s area with coloring stations, chocolate fountain, and even a scavenger hunt. Tickets are available at www.dallaschocolate.org.*

Dallas Chocolate Festival Workshops
Sunday, Sept. 9
Whole Foods Market – 11700 Preston Road
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Workshop. Tickets are $100*
2 to 4 p.m. – Chocolate Tasting Workshop.
Tickets are $60*
*All Day Workshop Pass is $150.
Two interactive Festival workshops allow chocolate fans to dive deeper into their passion. Students can learn to make chocolate from bean-to-bar, experience an intensive chocolate tasting, or do both. The hands-on Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making Workshop will be taught by some of the best chocolate artisans including, Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate, Art Pollard of Amano Artisan Chocolate, Troy Easton of Sublime Chocolate, and Jessica Beeman of 5 Mile Chocolate. Starting with the humble cacao beans, the panel of instructors will guide students on how to roast, crack, winnow, grind, and blend ingredients, resulting in chocolate bars the students can take home. The Chocolate Tasting Workshop, led by Founder and Chief Chocophile Lauren Adler of Seattle-based Chocolopolis, and Rob Anderson of Fresco Chocolate. The two will guide the students through a chocolate tasting using the methods honed in Chocolopolis’s regular tasting panels while learning how roasting, coaching, and other tools of the chocolate makers are used to develop specific flavors. Tickets are available at dallaschocolate.org.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Preston Hollow People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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