Event: Cincinnati Chocolate Festival

It’s paradise for your sweet tooth: an entire afternoon of tastings, contests and demonstrations centered on nothing but chocolate.

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Cincinnati Chocolate Festival

It’s paradise for your sweet tooth: an entire afternoon of tastings, contests and demonstrations centered on nothing but chocolate. The sixth-annual fest features more than 20 vendors — including Aglamesis Bro.’s, Macaron Bar, Three B’s Sweets and Gigi’s Cupcakes — who will give out treats throughout the day in exchange for tasting tickets. The event also incorporates several cooking demos, including a lesson on using sweet flavors to encourage your kids to eat healthy foods. At 1:30 p.m., Food Network host Ben Vaughn — an award-winning chef and restaurateur — will demonstrate a

chocolate recipe from his new book Southern Routes .

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10;

free 12 and younger. Cintas Center, Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston,

513-745-3428, cincinnatichocolatefestival.com