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Calling All Chocolate Lovers: Dallas Chocolate Festival Returns

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The Dallas Chocolate Festival returns to town for a chocolate lover’s fantasy weekend September 6-8. The festival started ten years ago with a small dinner party hosted by Founder Sander Wolf. He invited several bean-to-bar chocolatiers as guests of honor.

The event has boomeranged, now drawing 3,000 chocolate lovers to three days of Total Chocolate Immersion. This year’s festival, “The Story of Chocolate,” is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.IG.) 1807 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas.

Chocolatiers From Around the Globe

Calling All Chocolate Lovers: Dallas Chocolate Festival Returns

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Over sixty chocolate makers and chocolatiers from all over the world will share their stories—and their work. Attendees can explore, taste, shop, and indulge themselves in the finest quality, hand-crafted chocolates.

A VIP Party kicks off the three-day festival Friday night, offering the first opportunity to sample these artistic chocolate creations. Explore, sample, and shop with light bites, adult beverages (including beer, wine, and specialty cocktails), a take-home gift bag, and complimentary valet. Tickets are $75 each, for age 21 or over, available now online at dallaschocolate.org.

Family Activities Saturday & Sunday

Calling All Chocolate Lovers: Dallas Chocolate Festival Returns

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The two-day family-friendly festival Saturday and Sunday includes demonstrations, samples, children’s area, a chocolate fountain, food trucks, and shopping opportunities. Admission is $35 for Saturday or Sunday tickets, or $5 for children under 10. Dallas Chocolate Festival donates a portion of its proceeds to scholarship funds that support local culinary programs.

Several hands-on workshops include guided tastings and pairings, plus chocolate-making classes, both Saturday and Sunday. A Beer and Chocolate Pairing from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Saturday, presided over by TAPs owner David Stephens and Yelibelly Chocolates’ Sarah Marshall, is $25 to attend (plus festival admission).

A Whiskey & Chocolate pairing tasting from 4:00-5:15 p.m. Saturday is taught by experts in these crafts. Tickets to the tasting event are $25 each, plus festival admission. A more intensive workshop, the Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class Sunday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. is taught by well-known chocolate makers. Tickets are $60 each, plus festival admission.

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Calling All Chocolate Lovers: Dallas Chocolate Festival Returns
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