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Now THIS is a festival I can get behind! “Dessert Wars”, the largest dessert festival in America, is coming to Charlotte. The festival will have more than 50 vendors on display, all competing for the top spot.

Ticket holders will sample some of Charlotte’s best cookies, cakes, doughnuts, ice cream and other treats, then vote for their favorite dessert to win the People’s Choice Award. Chefs, food artists and food influencers will serve on a separate panel to crown the Judge’s Champion.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the festival has had Charlotte on their radar for a while. Founder Brad Matthews said, “Charlotte has such a wide variety of desserts in the city plus a good amount of up-and-coming dessert superstars. Dessert Wars gives dessert lovers the ability to explore and sample over 50 dessert vendors all under one roof and find their next sweet addiction.”

If you wanna get all sugared up, the festival will be here on May 21, at the Park Expo Center. It runs from 3-7 p.m. and you must purchase tickets online. General admission for $45 + fees and tax. You’ll get 30 tickets for dessert samples, a “go-box” and 4 p.m. event entry. VIP tickets for $65 + fees and tax include 50 sample tickets, a “go-box” and 3 p.m. event entry. Children 2 and under are free.

This sounds like a blast! You can purchase tickets now. This is definitely a “stretchy pants” event!