Get ready to satisfy your Sweet Tooth at the Sweet Treats Festival this Sunday, March 20th.
This epicurean adventure will showcase over 20 of the area’s top bakeries, chocolatiers, pastry artisans or home-based businesses known for creating decadent desserts. Attendees will be asked to help select Dayton’s Best Sweet Treat by voting for their favorite at the event. The line up for treats so far includes cookies, cupcakes, candies, truffles, pralines, macaroons, chocolate dipped fruit, fudge, toffee, peanut brittle, cake pops, brownies, baklava and so much more!
Held at The Coliseum at The Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the event will run from 2 – 4pm. Tickets will be sold for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. There is even a special group ticket deal- buy a bakers dozen (13) for the cost of just 10 tickets ($250).
Admission covers 13 taste tickets, one vote for favorite festival sweet, a bottle of water and insights and lessons from the vendors on the Demonstration Stage. Every booth will have a taste available, and many will have full size treats on sale, just in time to fill your Easter Basket.
Sweet Treats was originally conceived as an opportunity to showcase the growing number of small independent cup cake shops that have popped up in the Miami Valley in the last couple of years. The first Sweet Treats Festival was held in 2013 and was a huge success with over 350 in attendance, but in 2014 we got snowed out and a little discouraged. So many people asked about this event, we’re brought it back for 2016,” says Planned2Give organizer Jeff Jackson. Jackson shares, “One of the best parts of the festival is helping small entrepreneurs expose their products to a larger market.” Purely Sweet Bakery owner Dawn Valor shares “Sweet Treats Festival is near and dear to my heart since it’s where I got recognized and got my spot at 2nd Street Market.” For 2016 there will be bakers that will be offering up sugar free treats, gluten free goodies and even vegan sweets .
Sweet Treats is made possible with support from Garland & Johnson Dental and Planned2Give and DaytonMostMetro.com The charity partner for the 2016 festival is The Hope Foundation of Greater Dayton. Their mobile pantry provides food to those in need, distributing food to 1000+ families in Montgomery and Greene Counties. They provide groceries that feed around 3,000 people EVERY MONTH!
Tickets can be purchased online or picked up at Cake, Hope & Love, Signature Confections and Fronana for $25.
Confirmed Vendors Include:
3rd Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
Cake, Hope & Love
Ella Bella Gluten Free
Geau to the Moon
Moore Dessert Please
Savorie Gourmet Café
Sweet by Kristy
Tina’s Sweet Treats
Whole Foods Market