People are gearing up for the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, March 16 and 17 with 140 vendors of fine chocolates, coffees, gourmet food, wine & beer at the EXPO fairgrounds. At the fest, you’ll find the Candy Lady there as well. Owner Debbie Ball talked about what she’ll have at the fest.
Founded in 2009, the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest brings together 140 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 bread, baked goods, and unique sauces and dips.