Vallarta Cacao & Chocolate Festival

Engage your taste buds, minds and imaginations for a chocoholic’s dream weekend. Money may not grow on trees, but who needs that if you can grow your own chocolate? Event entry is included in regular garden admission (adolescents and adults 80 pesos, children 20 pesos).

Event Itinerary

Sat., Oct. 17
Noon – 5:30 pm
Open House of the Special Exhibition:
Chocolate, Gift of the Gods
1 -2 pm
Guided tour of the VBG’s Theobroma cacao groves
2 - 5 pm
Presentations from a series of dynamic guest speakers

Sun., Oct. 18
Noon – 5:30 pm
Open House of the Special Exhibition:
Chocolate, Gift of the Gods
1 -2 pm
Guided tour of the VBG’s Theobroma cacao groves
2 - 4:30 pm
Presentations from a series of dynamic guest speakers
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Closing celebration with live music

Guest guides, lecturers, and exhibitors including:

Fernel Bobadilla
Director of Amo Cacao, a Guadalajara based network of organic cacao farmers

Ana Rita García Lascurain
Director of the museum MUCHO Mundo  Chocolate in Mexico City

Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH
Author of Chocolate, Chilies and Coconuts: The Culture and Cuisine of West Mexico

Doreen Pendgracs
Author and owner/guide of the Canadian  based company Chocolatour

…along with several area chefs and restaurateurs.

Registration is not required, but a quick email to let us know how many guests to expect would be highly appreciated! eventos@vbgardens.org .



Date
October 17 2015
Time
Noon – 5:30 pm
Location
Vallarta Botanical Garden