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#234825 04/10/07 10:39 AM
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CACAO FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR TOLEDO A new festival, Toledo Cacao-Fest, is set for 18-20 May 2007 in Toledo District. The festival opens Friday, May 18, with a wine and chocolate evening at the PG Sports Bar in Punta Gorda, with Govenor General Sir Colville Young in attendance. Saturday brings "Taste of Toledo," celebrating Toledo cooking and crafts, followed by "Harmony in Culture," with live music at local restaurants. On Sunday, the 20th, participants will have the opportunity to tour the "Cacao Trail," visiting organic cacao farms and Maya village, followed by a music and fireworks finale held at Father Ring Parish Hall. Details are available at

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PG legends, Paul Nabor and "Lee-Laa" Vernon will be performing at the Festival Finale on Sunday 20th May, followed by the grand raffle, and firework display over the Bay of Honduras.

Visit the Festival website - for more information!

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Come and celebrate Commonwealth Day holiday weekend in Punta Gorda at the annual Toledo Cacao Festival.

Our weekend celebration of chocolate begins on Friday 18th May with the Festival Opening by the Governor General, HE Sir Colville Young, at the "Wine and Chocolate" evening. Held on the roof-top terrace at PG Sports Bar, you can sample a range of fine Premium Wines, exciting Traveller's cocktails, and scrumptious chocolate-themed hors d'oeuvres, along with music from the Pallotti Chamber Group. Tickets are just BZ$35 per person, available at the door.

Saturday 19th May brings you the "Taste of Toledo" cookery and craft fair in PG's Central Park, along with free "Cacao for Kids" children's activities and competitions, and "Sea Toledo" marine trips and boat rides, from just BZ$5 per person. The celebrations continue into the evening with "Culture in Harmony" musical performances at some of PG's favourite restaurants and bars.

Venture inland to Toledo's chocolate country on Sunday 20th May on the "Cacao Trail" tours to the cacao plantations and one of Toledo's beautiful natural attractions (BZ$60 per person), before returning to PG for the Festival Finale, with free music from PG legends Paul Nabor and "Lee-Laa" Vernon, a spectacular firework display over the Bay of Honduras, and our grand raffle. Your BZ$1 ticket gives you the chance to win many great prizes, including a mini-vacation in San Pedro with return flights on Tropic Air, a Placencia sunset cruise, a weekend break at Machaca Hill Lodge, and a Kyocera Camera phone!

For more information on the Festival, accommodation, and how to get here, visit Alternatively you can email us at [email protected], or telephone the Festival Office on 667-2483.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toledo - the birthplace of chocolate!

Festival office: 667-2483

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