Event Details

The Harrisburg Dessert Festival is a 1-day event celebrating all things desserts, Held in the Northwest Hall of the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. Established in Summer of 2022, our goal is to uplift small/local businesses, as well as present something new and fun for all ages to the city of Harrisburg, PA. In addition, we’re partnering with Bethesda Mission Food Bank in order to further build a positive impact right in our community. All proceeds will be donated to Bethesda Mission. The more the event grows, the stronger an impact it will have, & that is some sweet motivation!

We are so grateful for your interest in this event. As more activities, information, and goodies are made available, we will be sure to keep you updated on our website. As well, keep an eye out for discounts on tickets, now available on Eventbrite.com. And subscribe below to catch any sweet deals!

Grab some Goodies!

Visit a variety of over 30 dessert & dessert themed vendors, including gluten free desserts & vegan treats! (most items available for purchase, with samples available!)

Watch Live!

Award winning cake decorator Corinda Baum, as seen on Food Network, will be creating a specialty themed cake live on site!

Cast Your Vote!

Visit the wall of cakes, created by our 2023 competitors, and vote on a fan favorite! & watch as our panel of professional cake decorators judge entries to find the winners in Advanced, Beginner, and Junior categories!

Balloon Garden

Admire a beautiful array of dessert-themed balloon sculptures from Luna Creations! Kids can also grab a goodie bag, follow the clues, & track down as many sweets as they can in a Candy Scavenger Hunt!

Meet Jimbo

Enjoy dessert-themed twist art from award winning balloon artist Jimbo the Clown!

Bubble Fun!

Enjoy an exciting 1-hour bubble show, from renowned Performing Artist River Barry!

Get your paint on!

Included with your ticket, you’ll receive one cookie canvas decorating kit, equipped with a white-iced sugar cookie, edible paint, paintbrush, & napkin. Bring your kit to the painting station & get creative! Cookies baked & iced by Cece’s Cake Shop!

Free Cotton Candy!

Enjoy a helping of some sweet cotton-y goodness!

Free Caricatures!

Receive an awesome dessert-themed caricature from local artist Maggie Myers!

Free Face Painting!

Enjoy some sweet designs from artist Rebecca Ruggles!

Not an all inclusive list, there’s more sweet stuff in store, with raffles, bubble gum blowing contests, and photo op’s galore!

Mark your calendars for July 22nd, from 11-5 p.m.!

Keep an eye out in your email for discounted tickets and more ways to save!