Hello chocolate travellers! As I’m researching and writing Chocolatour, I continue to learn of chocolate events all over the world.
Salon du Chocolat holds 20 shows across 5 continents
To my surprise, it would appear that the largest number of chocolate events of the year 2013 will occur March 23-24.
I’m therefore declaring the weekend of March 23-24, 2013 to be World Chocolate Weekend. I’m not sure how to go about making that official (I will check!) but in the meantime, to help with your chocolate travel plans, here are some events that we’ve got ear-marked as places to be when planning your Chocolatour:
Festivals and Events to be held on World Chocolate Weekend:
London, England: London’s Easter Chocolate Festival will be held March 22-24, 2013. Details will be available at http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/festivals/london/.
Zurich, Switzerland – Salon du Chocolat: Zurich hosts an international chocolate show March 22-24 at the Messe. http://zurich.salon-du-chocolat.com/accueil.aspx
Mons, Belgium – Chocolate Festival: March 23-24 marks the 10th anniversary of the event and there will be lots of Belgian chocolate tastings and demonstrations to enjoy. http://www.visitbelgium.com/index.php/calendar/calendar-of-events-2013
San Francisco, California - International Chocolate Salon: To be held at Fort Mason Center, March 24, 2013. http://www.SFChocolateSalon.com/
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, Albuquerque Convention Center, March 23-24, 2013. http://www.chocolateandcoffeefest.com/
Norfolk, Virginia – Virginia Chocolate Festival, Scope Exhibition Hall, March 23-24. http://www.vafest.org/2013/virginia-chocolate-festival-2013
Kona, Hawaii - Big Island Chocolate Festival, March 23, 2013. Updates at http://www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com/
If you know of other chocolate events planned for this momentous weekend, please let me know!
Enjoy your chocolate travels, and I’ll see you along the chocolate trail.