‘Largest’ dessert festival returning to Florida. Here’s when, where it is happening

Dessert Wars planning two events in the Sunshine State

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TAMPA, Fla. – Billed as the “Largest dessert festival in America,” Dessert Wars is returning to the Florida State Fairgrounds in October.

The event, near Tampa, is set for Oct. 22 from 3-7 p.m, according to the event website.


Tickets for the event go on sale on Tuesday, July 26 and will not be sold at the door.

The event will also be making a stop in Palm Beach on Sept. 17. Tickets for that event are on sale now.

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According to the event website, Dessert Wars will feature more than 50 dessert vendors all competing for guests’ votes to be “Dessert Wars Champion.”

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.