Monday, April 27, 2009

Gardiner Cupcake Festival

Many of you have asked for more details about the upcoming Cupcake Festival. This is a copy of the press release for the event.
Old Fashioned Block Party, Live Music, Local Food and Shopping
“Life Should Be One Big Celebration!”

The First annual gardiner cupCake festival, SATURDAY MAY 9TH FROM 1PM-5PM, will be on MAIN STREET, IN HAMLET OF GARDINER. Main Street Events has planned an exciting day of live music, local food, shopping and more. A one block area of the street, in the center of Gardiner’s hamlet, will be closed for this 1st annual celebration.

Well known singer/song writer, Rhett Miller, will be performing alternative rock. Popular Hudson Valley entertainer and acoustic guitarist, Vito Petroccito, will rock with classic rock and blues favorites. Singer, Steve Lane, will entertain those attending with cover songs, from artists such as Bob Dylan. The Mistral Trio is a classical wind trio performing Bach, Mozart and Irish Traditional, kicking off what’s sure to become one of Gardiner’s most enjoyable days of the year.

This will be a cupcake themed day for the whole family. The day will include a cupcake bake off, cupcake decorating and lots of cupcakes for sale. Local organizations such as the Ladies Auxiliary and the Friends of the Library will be participating. Donkey rides, a jumpy house and children’s dance performances are sure to entertain the younger crowd.

Local restaurants will be serving creative meals, like cornbread chili cupcakes topped with a dollop of sour cream. Local Winery’s will be pouring wine tastings and taps will be open in the Cupcake Festival’s Beer Garden. Tables and chairs will boarder an open area in front of the performance stage leaving plenty of room for dancing along with dining al fresco.

Local shops will be dressed for the festivities, serving up cupcakes and special promotions. A flower market along with a few local venders will line the street, selling everything from local honey to Kiss My Face products. So join the community of Gardiner as we share the heart and center of our town. The First Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend and our community.

Raffle tickets to win a huge basket of goodies are being sold at all the Gardiner Hamlet shops. The basket is valued at more than four hundred dollars and all items were donated by Gardiner businesses in support of the Gardiner Cupcake Festival. The winner will be announced at the festival.

For more information call the Cupcake Festival hotline, (845) 256-1122