Four Week Countdown to the 10th Edition of “The Story of Chocolate”

Four Week Countdown to the 10th Edition of “The Story of Chocolate”

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 12, 2019 – Tickets are now available for the much-anticipated Dallas Chocolate Festival, presented by, to be held Sept. 6-8 at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). For its tenth annual edition, the Festival will be telling “The Story of Chocolate” with over 60 innovative chocolate makers and chocolatiers from around the world and locally. Over 3,000 attendees will experience the story of chocolate through demonstrations, workshops, shopping experiences, and of course, lots of tasting! For the first time ever, the Festival will be holding the expo over two days and a special 10th Anniversary multi-course chocolate dinner will be held on August 17 at the Fairmont Dallas. donates a portion of proceeds from the Festival to scholarship funds that support local culinary programs. To learn more about the Dallas Chocolate Festival and to purchase tickets, visit


10th Anniversary Dinner

Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venetian Ballroom at The Fairmont Hotel – 1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets are $150 per person (21+ only). Gratuity included.

In commemoration of’s premiere event 10 years ago – a dinner featuring two craft chocolate makers – the Dallas Chocolate Festival and the Fairmont Dallas present a special 10th Anniversary Dinner to be held in the newly renovated Venetian Ballroom at The Fairmont. The dinner will feature five-courses created by Fairmont Executive Chef Jared Harms and Pastry Chef Cristal Gonzalez, with each dish incorporating fine artisanal chocolate. Cocktails from Balcones Distilling, wines from California-based O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, and ports from Fonseca will also be enjoyed. Legends of the American chocolate movement – Art Pollard of Amano Artisan Chocolate, Greg D’Alesandre of Dandelion Chocolate, Jael Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate, and Jessica Young of Five Mile Chocolate – will be on hand to tell their stories of chocolate. Tickets are available at




Dallas Chocolate Festival VIP Party

Friday, Sept. 6, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) – 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets are $75 for 21+ only. Valet parking included.


Friday night’s VIP Party will be a fairy tale come true! VIP Party guests will have the first opportunity to explore, sample, and shop over 60 exhibitors, from chocolates and treats to cocktails and sweets. Light bites and adult beverages provided, and a spectacular chocolate fountain will flow. Guests will also receive a memorable gift bag. Tickets are limited and available at



Dallas Chocolate Festival Main Event

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 7-8, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) – 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets are $35 for adults, $7 children 4 to 11, free for children 3 and under.

Valet is available for $10. Ross Tower Garage Parking Lot is available for $5.


The ultimate chocolate wonderland weekend awaits! Adults and children alike will be immersed in a chocolate paradise filled with spellbinding aromas, visual artistry, and mouthwatering flavors of the finest chocolates, leaving happily ever after. In addition to everyone’s favorite part of the Festival – the tastings from over 60 exhibitors! – guests can learn every element of chocolate-making. The weekend includes demonstrations and discussions from chefs and chocolate makers, lectures from industry experts, a kids’ area, food trucks, and more. Hands-on workshops*, including guided tastings and chocolate-making classes, will also be available for an additional fee.


To manage engagement through the Festival exhibitor hall, tickets are assigned an entry time at three points throughout the day: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. For further details and to purchase tickets, visit and follow @DallasChocolate on Facebook and Instagram.



Dallas Chocolate Festival Workshops*

This year, the Festival will be offering six interactive workshops allowing chocolate fans to dive deeper into their passion. Students can learn to make chocolate from bean-to-bar with industry experts, discover the history of chocolate through a guided tasting, or enjoy a chocolate pairing class featuring whiskey, wine, port, or beer. The workshops will be held at various times on Saturday and Sunday at F.I.G. and are available for an additional fee. Details of each workshop are available online at


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Photo credit: Kathy Tran