Largest dessert festival in America coming to Tampa in 2020

Outside of Heights Public Market, a food hall in Tampa

Loosen those belts, Tampa, things are going to get seriously sweet next year. Dessert Wars, billed as America’s largest dessert festival, will take place at Armature Works on February 9.

Tons of vendors will be baking fluffy and flaky, sweet and dense, sugary and savory treats, all in the name of being crowned Dessert Champion.


Be warned, y’all, this event sells out every year. You’ll want to get your tickets a bit in advance. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for each and every dessert. Your ticket comes with sample tickets you can use at participating vendors.

Sprinkle on top tickets include 50 sample tickets, a “go-box” and an exclusive Dessert Wars T-shirt with entry beginning at 3pm the day of Dessert Wars.

General admission tickets include 30 sample tickets, a “go-box” and entry beginning at 4pm the day of the event.

Tickets range from $35-$75 and can be purchased on the Dessert Wars’ event page.

The dessert throw down will be held at Armature Works in Tampa Heights, which is located at 1901 North Ola Avenue.


That’s not all that’s going on at Armature Works. Pane Rustica and Cress just opened in the food hall. Stones Throw also just made a splash on the waterfront with a wicked cocktail and raw bar.

Want some dessert inspiration? These are the best dessert spots in Tampa, according to Yelp.

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