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BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A dessert-themed festival is returning to
Queens to give their guests a sugar rush
that they’ll never forget.
The 10th edition of the Dessert Goals
Festival is returning to Sound River Studios, located
at 4-40 44th Drive in Long Island City, on May 2-3.
This sweet festival will offer sweet social media-worthy
treats from over 20 local vendors, including Rebecca’s
Cake Pops, Baked in Color, Tipsy Scoop, Keki Modern
Cakes, Macaron Parlour, Spoonable Spirits, Brooklyn
Floss and Baonanas.
This festival is boasting a Pattern Party-theme,
complete with an Instagram Garden and tons of polka
dots, stripes and bold prints. Since launching in 2016,
the Dessert Goals Festival has expanded from New
York City and has held events in Los Angeles.
“I’ve been so blown away by the passion
of the incredible Dessert Goals community of
vendors, partners and attendees over the past
few years – I can’t wait to celebrate what we’ve
built together at our 10th festival,” said Dessert
Goals founder Miraya Berke. “Over 3,000 guests
will taste their way through a collection of our
most indulgent dessert hits, dress up in their
favorite bright patterns, strike a pose, snap photos
and have the *best day ever* with their fellow
Early bird tickets go on sale at noon on March
4 at dessertgoals.com. General admission tickets,
which cost $13 at the early bird price, will get you
90 minutes of access to the 20+ vendors who
will be offering shareable snacks that you can
purchase, exclusive confections that will only be
at Dessert Goals, a Candy Bar with free candy,
a Salt Bar with a plethora of savory snacks, plus
complimentary coffee, water and other beverages.
Ticket holders can also enjoy an Instagram Garden
with colorful props and backgrounds and a sugar-themed
soundtrack with throwback jams.
Dessert Goals is also offering Extra Sugar Rush
tickets, priced at $30 for the early bird special, which
gets you everything in the general admission ticket,
plus 30 extra minutes in the festival and a sweet
swag bag. Prices will increase to $18 for general
admission and $35 for Extra Sugar Rush tickets at
noon on March 19.
Dessert Goals will also partner with the
nonprofit organization Replate to donate any event
leftovers from the event to those in need and are
taking the steps necessary to make the event
For more information, visit dessertgoals.com.
Photos courtesy of Dessert Goals
Baked in Color will be
among the vendors at