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Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival 2014

Posted By AFG Team
Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco

As if you needed more reason to come to San Francisco in its transition to the fall. The infamous Ghirardelli Square will be hosting a weekend full of delicious and decadent treats at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Plus, it all benefits the non-profit Project Open Hand. The festival will be held September 13th and 14th, from 12pm-5pm.

Visitors can expect Chocolate School, Demonstrations from Chocolate Chefs, Ice Cream Eating Contests, Specialized Chocolate Vendor booths, and even a Chocolate and Wine Pavilion (for those over 21).

A ticket to get into the Chocolate and Wine Pavilion is about double the cost of a regular ticket… but oh so worth the additional fare!  At about $40 a pop, guests can sample some premium wines from local wineries while they savor 12 gourmet tastings from premium dessert vendors. What could be greater than this dreamy combination? How about an excellent view of the Golden Gate Bridge all while you nosh? A great excuse for a weekend getaway with a fellow chocolate lover!

Once you are full of delightful samples, you can head over to Golden Gate Park and witness Comedy Day (Sunday, September 14). Here you can laugh ‘til you split at the seams (if you haven’t already from all the chocolate) as local comedians perform…. for FREE!

Or, if husbands treat their wives to wine and chocolate, they can return the favor by taking their men to a San Francisco 49ers home game against the Chicago Bears at 5:30 pm.

No matter where you end up, the weekend of September 13 & 14 should be an excellent time to visit San Francisco. Get some chocolate, find some entertainment, and enjoy the weather of the Bay Area’s “Indian Summer”.

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