booths, demonstrations by celebrity chefs and live
musical performances under a big tent.
MONROE ---– The Chocolate Expo, the nation’s largest chocolate event, will make its debut at the historic Museum Village in Monroe, NY, just four miles west of Woodbury Commons, on Sunday, Oct. 22nd, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The expo will be held rain-or-shine under a huge tent for all-weather comfort.
At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wines, hard ciders, distilled spirits, beer and more at over 65 vendor booths, while touring Museum Village, which features vignettes of 19th century American life using costumed guides.
Among Museum Village’s unique displays are a one-room school house, a log cabin, blacksmith shop, print shop, broom shop, candle shop, power house and one of just three complete mastodon skeletons in the entire world.
Participating chocolatiers include Buster’s Bark, Carousel Sweets, CB Stuffer, Chocolate Moonshine, Emalyn Sweets, Pop-In Café, Pretzel Princess, Raw Chocolate Love, Rescue Chocolate, Teacher’s Recipe Fudge and Twizzles Tasty Treats, among others.
Other popular participants at The Chocolate Expo will include An Artistic Taste, Drink More Good, Dutch Desserts, Finger Lakes Harvest, Liquid Luv, Luscious Little Dessert Company, Magnolia House Honey, Red Oak Foods, Terra Nut, The Cheese Guy, Vesco Foods, Wild Coyote Hot Sauce and Yoni’s Pretzel Challah.
Unusual items at The Chocolate Expo range from Bacon Bites’ chocolate-covered bacon to chocolate beer from the Racing City Brewing Company.
For ready-to-eat treats, Aurora Gourmet will have flowing chocolate fountains, while Crazy Crepe Cafe will be making yummy chocolate crepes and Pika’s Farm Table will be serving authentic Belgian-style waffles dipped in a choice of white, dark or milk chocolate.
Always a highlight of the event, The Chocolate Expo will feature wine tastings and sales by Adirondack Winery, Americana Vineyards, Oliva Vineyards and Pazdar Winery, which was the first winery to make chocolate wines. For fans of distilled spirits, Lake George Distilling will have samples of its moonshine, bourbon and whiskey, while Yankee Folly Cidery of New Paltz will have hard cider tastings.
Chocolate-related demonstrations will be conducted at The Chocolate Expo by celebrity chefs Lawrence Rosenberg (Guy’s Grocery Games), Tony Albanese (Cake Boss Season 1) and Barret Beyer (Hell’s Kitchen Season 11).
Musical guests include the Roddy Harrington Band and Pine Island’s Black Dirt Bandits, which opened earlier this year for the legendary Charlie Daniel’s Band.
The complete schedule of events can be found at www.TheChocolateExpo.com.
“Not only does The Chocolate Expo provide a wonderful time for attendees, it also helps to showcase Museum Village, which is one of the Hudson Valley’s true gems,” said Michael Sosler, Museum Village’s Executive Director.
According to Marvin Baum, Creator and Producer of The Chocolate Expo, the Hudson Valley was chosen as an expo site because the region has become one of the greatest culinary destinations in the United States.
“Best of all, Museum Village is at the crossroads of the New York State Thruway and Route 17, just minutes from the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets and only a short drive from Bergen, Rockland and Westchester counties, as well as the entire Hudson Valley and even New York City” he added.
Tickets can be purchased online for $15 per adult and $10 per child (ages 4 to 12). At the door, tickets are $20 per adult and $15 per child (age 4 to 12).
A special “late day” ticket is available online only for just $10 per person for all ages (4 and up) after 3 p.m.
Tickets to The Chocolate Expo include regular admission to Museum Village.
For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.TheChocolateExpo.com. Additional information about Museum Village can be found at www.MuseumVillage.org.
ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE EXPO:
The Chocolate Expo is a Baum Image Group event. Prior creations of Baum Image Group include the official Woodstock 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2004 (under license from Woodstock Ventures) and the New York Chocolate Expo. In 2016, The Chocolate Expo was featured both of The Dr. Oz Show and on PBS.
ABOUT MUSEUM VILLAGE:
Museum Village was the vision of Roscoe William Smith (1877-1976), an electrical engineer, philanthropist and collector who contributed to his native Orange County in many ways during his 99 years. Roscoe made his fortune as founder of the Orange & Rockland electric company in 1905. The wealth he generated from his successful company and investments allowed him to give back to the community in many ways. Probably Mr. Smith's most cherished gift to the community was Museum Village of Old Smith's Clove. Mr. Smith was passionate about American history and was an avid collector of Americana. His collection varied widely from textiles and porcelain items to horse-drawn carriages. His main interest was in craft tools and mechanical devices; their invention, adaptation and development, which he realized were slowly disappearing. He would sometimes accept farm tools or artifacts as forms of payment for electricity. For over 40 years Mr. Smith amassed a great collection. In 1940 he began to display the artifacts and educate visitors. Museum Village opened its doors on July 1, 1950.
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