What is the Harrisburg Dessert Festival?

Our Goal

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, 10% of all proceeds are donated to the Bethesda Mission Food Bank, in order to further build a positive impact right in our community. The more the event grows, the stronger an impact it will have, & that is some sweet motivation!

Where did the idea come from?

From a love of sweets! Established by Cece’s Cake Shop owner Cecilia Davis, with support of her husband Dwayne Davis, the idea was born after a local pop-up shop commenced. Having the ability to share desserts, ideas, & experiences with like-minded individuals had Cecilia and her husband inspired to build an extended version of just that! With local businesses on board, news crews taking interest, and inspiration and intrigue by the thousands, they knew they had something! What began as a loose idea on scratch paper quickly grew to an event all ages can look forward to, the Harrisburg Dessert Festival was created!

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!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 22nd, 2023! It’s gonna be sweet!