2016 Gardiner Cupcake Festival May 14th 12-6 Rain or Shine


Saturday May 14th 2016 12-6 Rain or Shine

This year event will be held on May 14 2016 at Wright’s Farm.

Come enjoy the Gardiner Cupcake Festival where there’s something for the whole family including over 30,000 cupcakes to choose from.

Kicking off the festival is the Gardiner 5K Cupcake Classic. It’s a one of a kind run through the beautiful apple and peach orchards of Wright’s Farm with spectacular views of the Shawngunk mountains. Walkers, strollers and dogs are welcome. All participants that sign up (before May 1) will receive a T-shirt, a fresh apple from Wright’s Farm and a cupcake at the finish.

If you feel like testing out your culinary skills enter the Amateur Cupcake Contest. This year’s categories will be:
– Best Tasting Chocolate Cupcake
– Best Tasting Candy Bar Inspired Cupcake
– Best Animal Decorated Cupcake
– Best Star Wars Themed Cupcake

The event, which was first held in 2009, is a day full of cupcakes, food, music, local vendors, wine tastings and activities for children. The first three years the festival was held on Main Street in Gardiner, but moved four years ago to Wright’s Farm, a much larger venue to allow for more cupcakes and fun.

Wright’s Farm is a 453-acre farm with a 100 year history and is currently run by three generations of the Wright Family. With the new location the ability to expand the event has become possible, in addition to more than cupcake vendors – there will be more activities for kids including face painting, cupcake decorating, a zip line ride, pony rides, wagon rides and 3 bouncy houses.

Amount the various cupcake vendors the festival showcases creations from Deising’s Bakery from Kingston, Peace, Love and Cupcakes from Woodstock and Eat This Bakery from Montgomery with a wide variety of cupcakes along with gluten free cupcakes. Other food vendors include Raggie Boy with their Jamaican delicacies, Pizza Alegna a mobile wood fired pizza truck , a mexican food truck with authentic mexican food and the BEST of the Hudson Valley BBQ from Handsome Devil BBQ.

Admission $5       Kids 5 years and under are free.

Admission includes free parking- live music-3 free bouncy houses-free kids zone-free wagonrides-balloon animals-cupcake the Clown.

See you there. Rain or shine.