Weekend Happenings: Chili, Chocolate and Crafts

If jamming out to country music is up your alley, or you’re looking for something a little more mellow, like enjoying an arts festival – there’s plenty going on in South Florida this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend:

Homestead Championship Rodeo – January 19 – 21
This year marks the 69th annual Homestead Championship Rodeo.  The Homestead Championship Rodeo event has a plethora of events, including: a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, a rodeo parade, a dinner dance and of course: the rodeo performance! The event takes place at the Harris Field Rodeo Arena. Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased here.

Chili Cook Off – January 20
The 33rd Annual Chili Cook Off will take place at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. Expect live music from Darius Rucker, Big & Rich and many more performers, plus food and plenty of fun. Tickets are still on sale and start at $56. They can be purchased here.

12th Annual International Chocolate Festival – January 19 – 21
If you’re a chocoholic – this is the event for you! Sample chocolates from artisan chocolatiers, listen to lectures  on chocolate making and watch demonstrations from Miami’s master chefs and chocolatiers at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased here.

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Wings of Freedom: World War II Aircraft – January 19 – 21
Get a first-hand look at history, as you’ll be able to get up close and personal with World War II aircrafts. This rare opportunity to visit, explore and learn about aviation history is one that can’t be missed. Visitors can explore the aircraft inside and out, and even take a 30-minute flight aboard the plane. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased here. The event will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens – January 20 – 21
Enjoy an afternoon of art at the Pinecrest Gardens. Local artists and artisans will show off their best pieces in hopes that you will take home one (or two!). In addition to beautiful art, visitors will also find delicious food, live music and other activities for the entire family. Admission is free.

Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Show -- January 19 - 21
The Ft. Lauderdale ORchid Society celebrates their 60th diamond anniversary with their Orchid Show, Sale and Celebration. Enjoy beautiful vendor exhibits, raffles, and much more. Tickets are $15. More information can be found here.

Made it out to one of these events or decided to do something else not listed here? Show us! Tag us on social media: @NBC6 or #NBC6. Enjoy your weekend!

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