Toledo CacaoFest 2008 - 23rd to 25th May

Come and join us at the second annual Toledo Cacao Festival for a family weekend celebration of chocolate, and the unique flavours of our District!

You'll recognise all your favourite events from the previous Festival, with some exciting new additions - including a special performance of the Deer Dance held at the wonderful Maya site of Lubaantun, as well as a presentation on the Maya history of Toledo given by Dr Jaime Awe, the director of the Department of Archeology.

[Linked Image] The Festival opens with a Wine & Chocolate evening, featuring local and international wines and chocolate based cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Saturday brings you the Taste of Toledo cookery and craft fair, with cookery and chocolate demonstrations and a host of cacao-related and other craft produce, Cacao for Kids children's activities, Sea Toledo marine trips, and Culture in Harmony musical performances.

Sunday's Cacao Trail takes you inland to Toledo's chocolate country to visit the cacao plantations and on to one of Toledo's beautiful natural attractions, followed by a special performance of an excerpt from the Maya Deer Dance at Lubaantun's atmospheric plaza. Round off the weekend at the Festival Finale with music from some of Toledo's best-loved musicians, followed by a spectacular firework display over the Bay of Honduras.

Precise times and more detailed information on each event will be added over the forthcoming weeks, but in the meantime click on the thumbnail picture on the right to download the Festival "at a glance" flyer.

Use our contact form to register to receive updates, or check back regularly as new information is added to the website. If you have any questions about the weekend, please email us!

CacaoFest 2008 is held in conjunction with Toledo Cacao Growers' Association, Department of Archaeology and NICH, Belize Tourism Board, Green & Black's, Love FM, Smart!, Toledo Tourism, and Tropic Air.

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