THE CHOCOLATE EXPO COMES TO THE HUDSON VALLEY’S MOTORCYCLEPEDIA MUSEUM
New York’s largest chocolate event to feature 60+ vendors, appearances by Marvel® Superheroes and chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs.
NEWBURGH, NY – The Chocolate Expo, New York’s largest chocolate event, will make its mid-Hudson Valley debut at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY, on Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, distilled spirits and much more from about 60 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest collections of motorcycles in the world.
Among the 85,000 sq. ft. musuem’s display of over 500 rare, unique and historic bikes is a motorcycle from President Kennedy’s Dallas Motorcade, as well as motorcycles from the movies Terminator, Tron and Ghost Rider.
Participating chocolatiers include Carousel Sweets, Chocolate Works, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Grenada Chocolate Company, JoMart Chocolates, Michelle’s Sweet Shop, Rescue Chocolate, Spreading Joy, Teacher’s Recipe Fudge and The Chocolate Executive, among others, in addition to the Hudson Valley’s own Oliver Kita Chocolates from Rhinebeck and the Pretzel Princess from Port Jervis.
Other popular participants at The Chocolate Expo include Aunt Nenee’s, Breezie Maples Farm, Dutch Desserts, FoodArt USA, Screme Gelato, Saratoga Crackers, The Challah Fairy, The Peanut Principle, Whipped-Up and Yona’s Gourmet Delights.
Unusual items at The Chocolate Expo will range from Bacon Bites’ chocolate-covered bacon to New Orleans-style beignets (fritters) from Booqoo Beignets to chocolate-scented bath products from Merriweather’s.
For ready-to-eat treats, Aurora Gourmet will have flowing chocolate fountains, while Crazy Crepe Cafe will be making yummy chocolate crepes and Pika’s Farm Table will be serving authentic Belgian-style waffles dipped in a choice of white, dark or milk chocolate. An Artistic Taste will be featuring its hugely popular Brussels sprouts infused with chocolate.
Always a major highlight of The Chocolate Expo, wine tastings and sales will be offered by Adirondack Winery, Americana Vineyards, Oliva Vineyards and Pazdar Winery, which was the first winery to make chocolate wines. For fans of distilled spirits, Lake George Distilling will have samples of their moonshine, bourbon and whiskey.
Chocolate demonstrations will be conducted by celebrity chefs Barret Beyer (Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 and Kitchen Casino), Larry Rosenberg (author of “The Original Bacon Cookbook” and a contributor to Martha Stewart’s “Wedding Book”) beginning at noon and continuing throughout the day. The complete schedule of events can be found at www.TheChocolateExpo.com.
“Not only does The Chocolate Expo provide a great time for attendees, it also helps to showcase the Motorcyclepedia Museum, one of the Hudson Valley’s true hidden gems,” said Ted Doering, who amassed the bulk of the museum’s collection over decades with Motorcyclepedia’s other co-founder, his father, Gerald.
According to Marvin Baum, creator and producer of The Chocolate Expo, he chose to bring this event to the Hudson Valley because the region has become one of the greatest culinary destinations in the United States. “Now, if you look at what’s happening in Newburgh, particularly at the waterfront with all the exciting new restaurants, this city was a natural choice for us to expand our Chocolate Expo locations,” said Baum, who indicated that with four other locations and over 30,000 total attendees in 2014, The Chocolate Expo has become the second-largest chocolate event in the country. “I believe that with the addition of the Newburgh location, The Chocolate Expo will be well on its way to becoming the largest chocolate event of its kind in the U.S,” he added.
Admission to The Chocolate Expo is only $15/adult and $10/child (ages 3-12). Children under 3 years of age are free. Tickets include regular admission to the Motorcyclepedia Museum.
For expedited entry, tickets are available online from www.TheChocolateExpo.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly on the day of the expo itself using cash, credit and debit cards.
ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE EXPO:
The Chocolate Expo is a Baum Image Group event. Prior creations of Baum Image Group include the official Woodstock 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2004 (under license from Woodstock Ventures) and the New York Chocolate Expo.
ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLEPEDIA MUSEUM:
The Motorcyclepedia Museum celebrates the history of motorcycles with displays of over 500 bikes, as well as through photographs, posters, memorabilia, machinery and other bike-related paraphernalia in a 85,000 sq. ft. facility. The collection is organized into galleries including the Indian Timeline, Chopper City, The Circa Timeline, Fast from the Past, Harley Davidsons, the Wall of Death, Military & Police and more. There’s literally a cycle for every kind of fan!
Motorcyclepedia Museum is located at 250 Lake Street (Route 32) in Newburgh, just south of Broadway (Route 17K) in downtown Newburgh, and it is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway and Routes 84 and 9W.