Chocolate and Coffee Festival begins this weekend

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A festival that almost anyone can enjoy is coming to the Duke City this weekend.

The 2015 Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Festival is a two-day event that begins Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is an abundance of kitchen demonstrations going on throughout the weekend from brewing methods to Southwest Dairy Farmers, which even includes cow milking.

On Sunday, there will be a Best Chocolate Cookie and Cake Baking Contest.

Both days, festival goers can enjoy live music from local artists.

New Mexico Kids! Magazine made sure this festival would be fun for the youngsters with free bounce houses and face paintings.

Plenty of samples will be given from all the vendors; many recognizable names have a booth.

Purchasing tickets online will be beneficial. Those who buy early will receive a free commemorative coffee mug upon arrival. Online purchasers will also receive a $10 gift card to spend on an Cococlectice Membership Subscription and another $10 gift card for Shoes on a Shoestring.

Adult tickets are $10. Seniors, students and military are $8 and children younger than 12 are free. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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