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DC Chocolate Festival 2018

They say time goes by faster when you’re enjoying, which is probably why chocolate bars seem to be over so fast. In the blink of an eye, it’s already April, and two chocolatey things come to mind for this month: organic, bean-to-bar Chocotenango bars, and the DC Chocolate Festival!

It’s okay, you’re still in time for your tickets, as it takes place during April 28th. It will go down at nothing less than the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., two different sessions. Individual tickets go for 25$, but you may consider the all-day pass for $35.

This festival gathers up vendors, or rather artisans, to bring us chocolate from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. It’s a concentration of chocolate makers, chocolate lovers, and chocolate itself; it’s hard to think of a better combination. Chocolate is actually very interesting, and you can learn a lot from it during this event.

It’s the third time this event is held, but this year it comes bigger and better than ever. Expecting over 1800 attendants, the event will feature local, domestic, and international chocolate makers. You’ll get the opportunity to participate in exclusive chocolate workshops, experiencing in first person (and tasting) how a bar is made.

Some of the morning activities (although not all) are geared towards families and children, and there will be a 1-hour break between blocks. The evening block is the ideal date night activity; classes and offerings involve some whiskey and a class on chocolate pairing. It will also feature a cash bar.

Each block will be somewhat different, and if you’re down to spend a full day with chocolate, the all-day pass will prevent you from missing a thing. It’d be your loss to miss out really. Here, we’ll get to do what we like the most; taste, talk and learn about chocolate.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 28th

10:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-7:00pm

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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