7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Evening of Chocolate & Wine $ 44.95 per person
Salado Wine Seller 254-947-8011
The weekend kickoff begins on Friday evening with an Evening of Chocolate & Wine from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Salado Wine Seller. Guests will be invited to savor the taste of premier Texas wines paired with decadent chocolates. The Evening of Chocolate & Wine will feature the finest in artisan chocolates and wine tasting from Texas vineyards. (No free shuttle transportation)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. "Truffles & Bubbles" $ 24.95 per person
Stagecoach Inn (Longhorn Room) 254-947-5111
Ken Wilkinson, the creative genius behind Cocoamoda Chocolates
Learn everything you need to know about chocolate, Ken Wilkinson, the creative genius behind Cocoamoda Chocolates, will tell you everything you need to know about Chocolate.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sir Wigglesworth's Homemade Fudge Factory $ 59.95 per person
Mud Pies Pottery 254-947-0281
Mud Pies Pottery is hosting "A Hands on Chocolate Experience" from Sir Wigglesworth's Homemade Fudge Factory from 10:00am - 12:00pm. You will be able to create many chocolate creations from creating fudge kist apples in caramel, fudge & nuts, creating ghosts by dipping Nutter Butter Peanut Butter sandwich cookies in vanilla fudge, creating pecan pralines from Penuchi fudge and many more. Limited to only 10 people. (see more) (pictures)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wiseman House Chocolate and Wine Class $ 24.95 per person
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wiseman House Chocolate and Wine Class $ 24.95 per person
Stagecoach Inn (Robertson Room) 254-947-5111
Kevin from Wiseman House Chocolates will host two Chocolate & Wine classes.
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Chocolate Trail $ 32.95 per person
Throughout the Village of Salado
Enjoy a eight stop "Chocolate Trail" from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. throughout the Village of Salado. Your chocolate trail stops include Salado Wine Seller, Brookshire Brothers, Charlotte's of Salado, Prellop Fine Art Gallery, Side by Side, Salado Creek Winery, Mud Pies Pottery, and Springhouse. Transportation will be provided for this event.
Enjoy " Death by Chocolate Contest" presented by the Friends of the Salado Public Library. This will be held at the Salado Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Deadline for entry is 1:00 p.m on September 22nd. Enter your favorite chocolate recipe and you might win! Entries available at the library. For more information contact 254-947-9191.
6:30 p.m. Four Course Dinner at The Range $ 59.95 per person
The Range at the Barton House 254-947-3828
Guest will enjoy a four course dinner featuring wine pairings from Salado's Wineries (see Menu)
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. "Chocolate & Music" $ 9.95 - $ 19.95 per person
(For pricing to each event go to www.saladochocolatefestival.com, click on "Tickets")
The following events are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. You may choose from "Brownies & Folk" at the Salado Wine Seller where you will be served light hors d'oeuvres and of course brownies! Enjoy Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate covered strawberries with a glass of wine at the Rising Star Vineyards in Salado or you may want to rock your way with "Rock & Chocolate Indulgence" at Adelea's where you will be served chocolate mousse and a glass of champagne as well as the classic rock stylings of our favorite local band. A new one this year is Salado Creek Winery, which will be serving Chocolate & Port tasting with a souvenir glass and of course live music! All four events will start at 7:00 p.m. so choose your favorite!