Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or trying to drown your sorrows over the ending of your favorite Netflix show, it’s never a bad time for cupcakes. Sweet, savory, plain, or embellished, there’s an abundance of creativity that goes into crafting the perfect little cake — and the possibilities are endless. You can try some of the most creative cupcakes in the Sunshine State for yourself at this free festival in Florida.

Sink your teeth into sweet treats as you watch top pastry chefs battle it out for the title of Tampa's Best Cupcake in 2020 at the annual Cupcake Festival in Ybor City.

This is the 10th year in a row that the Ybor City Saturday Market will be hosting the Cupcake Festival, free for all to attend and take part in the sugary goodness. You’ll want to make sure you get there early though because once supplies run out, that’s it!

A panel of judges will be voting on both the best-tasting cupcakes and the most original creations. But let’s be honest, they’re probably just there to stuff their faces with delicious cupcakes like the rest of us.

While the event boasts free admission, you can also purchase individual cupcakes for your tasting pleasure from any of the vendors and contestants at the event.

On the list of returning vendors, Cake Couture Co., whose cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops will have you drooling just by browsing their Instagram.

When you’ve had your fill of sugary delights, you can browse around the Ybor City Saturday Market full of goods from local businesses.

The festival will run during the regular Saturday Market hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Saturday, March 7, 2020. Come hungry, comfy, and ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Cupcake Festival 2020 (Part 1)

Price: Free admission

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: 1800 E. 8th Ave., Tampa, FL

Why You Need To Go: Get in on all the yummy cupcake goodness and check out some of the most creative cupcakes around.


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