Why You (and the kids) Will Not Want to Miss the 3rd Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival

For the love of cupcakes!! Kids will go crazy for Face Painting, Cupcake Decorating, Helicopter Rides, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Bouncy House - Oh, Yeah..did we mention it's free to go? Gardiner, N.Y. - The Gardiner Cupcake Festival will take place this year on May 19 in the orchard at Wright’s Farm. Ulster County executive Mike Hein is excited about it:

In just a few short years, the Gardiner Cupcake Festival has become a local favorite here in Ulster County, and many of our area’s visitors also take part.  This is an event for visitors to experience what our region is all about, with local shopping, great food and fun activities for all.

The event, now in it's 3rd year was the very first Cupcake festival in the Hudson Valley. It is traditionally a day full of cupcakes, food, music, local vendors, wine tastings and activities for children. The Gardiner Cupcake Festival features a variety of cupcake vendors who combined bring over 30,000 cupcakes!!

Wine & Cupcakes?! Yes, Please!

key-lime cupcakes

New to the festival this year is a cupcake eating contest in addition to the ever popular amateur cupcake contest. Amateur cupcake makers from around the Hudson Valley will be judged in such categories as:

  • Best Decorated cupcake
  • Best Tasting cupcake
  • Best Tasting Vegan cupcake
  • Best Gluten Free cupcake
  • Most Creative cupcake

hilarious interpretation of "All you can Eat"

Previously held on Main Street in Gardiner, this year the festival moves to Wright’s Farm, a much larger venue to allow for more cupcakes and fun. There will be more activities for kids including

  • Face Painting
  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Wagon Rides
  • Bouncy House
 This is not only a fun event for local residents and families, but also for those who are visiting our area. We hope to showcase all that Ulster County has to offer when it comes to sweets, wines, shopping and more.

- Tammy Wright-Boylan of Wrights Farm.

In addition to cupcakes from Wright’s Farms the festival will showcase creations from Deising’s Bakery in Kingston, Moxie Cupcake in New Paltz, Sweet Maresa’s Upstate Cupcake in New Paltz, KoKopelli Cookie in Washingtonville, and Bettie’s Cakes in Saratoga Springs who will be returning with its popular double-decker bus. The Gardiner Cupcake Festival will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 12 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The event is free this year with a small donation for parking that will benefit the Gardiner Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Wrights Farm is located at 699 State Road 208 in Gardiner.

For more information call 845-255-5300, or visit us on FaceBook.