What is Dessertfest?
Dessertfest is a Festival of Desserts! You can try every type of dessert imaginable and desserts you will not find in bakeries/stores as we are awarding $10000 cash to the vendors with the most unique desserts so they will be creating brand new creative tasty treats.
Who will be at Dessertfest?
We will announce which vendors will be in attendance via social media 2 weeks before the event but not to worry — we have over 50 vendors that are all local stores/chefs/bakeries that you love.
What sort of activities will be at Dessertfest?
Other than tasting amazing desserts we have activities for the kids such as bouncy castles, bouncy obstacles, balloons, games and really cool animals from https://www.meetthekeepers.com.
For adults we will have a ton of fun contests on stage such as dessert trivia, pie eating contest, the most unique dessert contest and much more hosted by the NEW Hot 89.9
Are there vegan/gluten free options?
We can not answer how many of vegan, gluten free, nut/dairy free until closer to the event. We will have some of each, yes, but since we have vendors signing up weekly we will not have a total. Dessertfest can not guarantee there is no cross-contamination.
Will there be paramedics on site?
We will have trained first-aid staff on site yes.
How much is parking?
Parking rates at TD place can be found on their website tdplace.ca. There is also free street parking available in the Glebe if you are okay with walking a little. All ticket holders will be able to take the OC Transpo Buses for FREE with a printed Dessertfest ticket in hand (mobile not accepted).
What are the date/times for the event?
Dessertfest runs 11am-7pm on June 9th, 10th and 11th, 2017
What if I want to volunteer at Dessertfest?
Please fill out a volunteer form on our website.
How does the sampling/food work?
After you enter Dessertfest you will purchase unique desserts from our amazing vendors – bring smaller change with you!
What does my ticket get me?
A ticket allows you entry into Dessertfest only, it does not include any desserts, those are for purchase after you enter individually at each vendor/booth.
Why would I attend Dessertfest rather than just going to dessert shops?
At Dessertfest you will find desserts that you CAN NOT find anywhere else in Ottawa and are only offered at our event. You will find the most unique desserts possible! Also there are contests and activities to partake in as well.
Can I buy treats for later?
Yes of course!
Will there be takeout boxes?
There will be limited takeout boxes available.
Are kids free?
Kids 12 and under are admitted free to Dessertfest.
Does Dessertfest have a charitable component?
Yes, Dessertfest will be donating the proceeds to Miyagi which is a not-for-profit school that teaches entrepreneurship skills.