Chocolate Fantasia 2016 – Chocolate Fantasia Around the World

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Chocolate Fantasia takes on a distinctly international “flavor” with this year’s theme—Chocolate Fantasia Around the World. Mark your calendar now for the annual pre-Valentine’s Day chocolate extravaganza, CHOCOLATE FANTASIA. Saturday, February 6, 2016 11a.m.-4 downtown Silver City.

Travel the world without leaving Silver City as local shops and galleries transform downtown into a global village. Experience the creativity and whimsy of Silver City as you stroll the historic district with your loved ones, sampling 20 gourmet chocolates inspired by exotic locales. Tickets are $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate from over 30 Chocolate Stops. Chocolate Fantasia always delivers many surprises, so keep your eyes peeled for site-specific events, games, music, and children’s activities throughout the tasting area.

“This is one of the most fun events we have,” says downtown business owner Jeff Hawley, owner of the Raven’s Nest Boutique and Gallery, “and it’s great for business too.” Chocolate Stops open at 11 a.m. and stay open until 4:00 p.m. Event maps and empty candy boxes ($2.00 each for collecting your chocolates so you can save some for later!) will be available at Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters, The Family Karate Center, at 416 N. Bullard Street, open at 10 a.m.  Don’t forget to check out the Chocolate Fantasia merchandise also available at HQ.

A distinguished panel of local citizens will be judging the chocolates and host sites throughout the day in a number of categories. The ever-popular People’s Choice Awards is back again as well, so ticket holders can vote on the back of each ticket after all 20 chocolates have been collected. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Little Toad Creek Brewery, 200 N Bullard, at 4:30 pm, directly following the event. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the awards event.

Chocolate Fantasia is a delicious way to spend a day with your sweetheart or family!  Tickets make great Valentine’s Day gifts! Come for the day or stay the weekend. We guarantee a truly delectable visit. Contact the MRAC office. Chocolate Fantasia tickets traditionally sell out so purchase yours early.


For more information, tickets or the day’s events, call MRAC at 575-538-2505, or visit