Festival Of Chocolate: Tickets On Sale Now!

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Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Festival of Chocolate, Florida’s largest all-chocolate themed event as seen in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC's The Chew. Sponsored in part by Macy’s, The Festival of Chocolate will take place April 18 & 19 and allow guests to enjoy amazing chocolate indulgences, a live cake decorating competition, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and, new this year, the Junior Cocoa Couture Fashion show.

This year’s event is themed “Growing up Chocolate” in honor of the new, spring festival date and will highlight the area's best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles, cakes and cupcakes to cookies, brownies and ice creams. Chocolate savory items, including chocolate BBQ sauce and meat rubs, will return for those looking for an alternative to the super sweet. Guests can also sample liquid chocolate with chocolate beers, wines and floats.

This year’s event is themed “Growing up Chocolate” in honor of the new, spring festival date and will highlight the area's best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles, cakes and cupcakes to cookies, brownies and ice creams. Chocolate savory items, including chocolate BBQ sauce and meat rubs, will return for those looking for an alternative to the super sweet. Guests can also sample liquid chocolate with chocolate beers, wines and floats. Wine and chocolate pairing classes are also available throughout the weekend for $10 per person.

The Festival of Chocolate is now home to the Junior Cocoa Couture Fashion show. This competition will showcase chocolate-inspired designs created by artists between the ages of 5 and 15. These dresses will walk down the Yumway at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 and will be on display at MOSI throughout the event weekend. Winners will be announced for both elementary-aged designers and teen/tween designers. For more information on entry, prizes and deadlines, visit www.mosi.org.

Entrance into The Festival of Chocolate is included with the purchase of MOSI admission (Adults: $22.95; Children 3-12: $18.95). Each adult ticket purchased in advance will receive two dollars in chocolate coins to spend at The Festival of Chocolate. MOSI Members receive discounted pricing to The Festival of Chocolate at only $10 per ticket for adults, and member children 12 and under can attend for free. Members can buy tickets in advance by calling 813-987-6000 or by visiting mosi.org. Non-member advanced tickets are available at tampa.festivalofchocolate.com.

For more information, visit mosi.org. The Festival of Chocolate is sponsored in part by Macy’s. MOSI and The Festival of Chocolate are the current Guinness World Record holders for the world's largest cup of hot chocolate.
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By: MOSI