The Sweetest Festival in Silicon Valley All Year
California Sweets Festival
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
September 19th, 11am-4pm
$15 at the door
The sweetest food fest in the Bay is also a NorCal first, as the California Sweets Festival gathers award-winning pastry chefs from throughout the region, just 30 minutes north of our hotel. Purchased online or at the door, your admission includes an array of FREE samples, everything from inventive ice creams, rich fudge, and locally crafted chocolate, to decadent cupcakes and farmer's market fruit cobblers. Each mouthwatering bite – be it buttery, sticky, soy, vegan, or gluten-free – is enhanced by the artists behind it, many on-hand to chat about what makes their creation so special. Of course, that's only part of what makes this sweet-centric Silicon Valley dining event one of the best foodie events of the season. Other awesome attractions include:
Also included in your admission, decorate a fluffy chocolate or vanilla cupcake however your heart desires! (One per person, please).
Tea & Chocolate Pairing
An under-appreciated marriage of flavors, explore how the right tea and chocolate pairing can be utterly sublime.
Extreme Cake Decorating
Judges of this colorful competition are chosen from the first 100 attendees, so arrive early if you want your vote to be counted!
Culinary Resources for Aspiring Chefs
In addition to tons of demos and tastings, a handful of the nation's leading culinary schools will also be onsite to answer any questions you might have regarding enrollment.
Everyone knows kids LOVE sweets, so there's a special area for them to burn off some energy, complete with face painting, balloon art, and a very special Tea Party for you and your children (tea included!).