Every year, Óbidos turns into the "chocolate village" for about a week
The Óbidos International Chocolate Festival transforms Óbidos into the world’s chocolate capital for about a week, in the months of April or May. Each year has a different theme, meant to inspire the amazing chocolate sculptures that are usually on display. There are tastings of chocolates from different parts of the world, and professional chefs showing off what they can do with cocoa. Chocoholics may also join workshops and courses, and participate in contests.
Almost everything happens in the shadow of the castle, and, in order to access the site, visitors must first buy their tickets from a booth by the entrance gate.