Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

When:
March 17, 2018 – March 18, 2018 all-day
2018-03-17T00:00:00-06:00
2018-03-19T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro Drive Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
USA
Cost:
General Admission $10 - Kids 12 & under FREE
Contact:

One stop shopping for some of the nation’s finest chocolates, coffees, cheeses, baked goods, candies, dips, sauces, wines, and beer.

Founded in 2009, the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest brings together 120 purveyors of incredible chocolates, coffees, candies, teas, gourmet foods, and wine and beer.  While not sampling and shopping from these unique businesses, attendees enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, coffee seminars, baking contests, and a Kids Zone with free activities and live cow milking demonstrations.

By creating an affordable and accessible environment, the event now attracts over 18,000 chocoholics and coffee aficionados, making it the largest chocolate & coffee consumer festival in the country.

The event has grown to include purveyors of all types of gourmet foods and proudly presents craft cheeses, artisan breads and baked goods, and unique sauces and dips.

The mission of the festival is twofold: 1) support the development and prosperity of small culinary businesses and 2) educate consumers of the farm-to-festival lifeline of both chocolate and coffee and the value of supporting local, culinary businesses.

Experience the Southwest’s most delicious festival! From coffee roasters and tea houses to cakes and donuts, you’ll find something for everyone. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, live music, contests and, best of all, sample premium chocolate, coffee and gourmet food.

The Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea houses, cake, donut and candy makers, wineries & more. There will be cooking demos, baking contests, chocolate eating contests and a barista latte art contest as well as live music. For kids there will be free games, bounce houses and face painting!

 

EVENT DATES & TIMES

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018: 10am – 6pm

*Alcohol sales start 10am on Saturday, 11am on Sunday and end at 6pm each day.

 

STANDARD TICKET PRICING

– Adults:  $10. Weekend Pass: $15
– Seniors (60+) and Students: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Members of the Military and First Responders, and their families: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Ages 4-12: $3. Weekend Pass: $5
– Ages 3 & under: Free

PREMIUM TICKET OPTIONS (limited availability)
All include admission to the festival and special perks.

– Latte Art Throwdown Ticket. $20. Details to be Announced
– Chocolate Dessert Challenge Ticket. $25. Click for Details

PARKING
– Parking is $5 per vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
– Bikes are free. We do not provide bike valet service.
– Free handicapped parking available.
– We will not have wheelchairs to rent

DAY-OF TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE
BOX OFFICE SALES CASH ONLY.

 *A note on SAMPLES:

Yes, vendors provide complimentary samples of their amazing culinary creations from chocolates to coffees to candies to tea and more. If you enjoy a sample, show some love and support these hard-working, local businesses. Your community depends on it. Thank You.

 

LOCATION

EXPO New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Manual Lujan Buildings A, B, C
300 San Pedro Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Enter at San Pedro & Copper
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP 

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