NYC’s First Ever Dessert Fest is coming, October 23rd!

Get your stretchiest pair of yoga pants ready, because October 23rd is going to the sweetest day of 2016 for New Yorkers.

Dessert Goals is NYC’s first ever Festival dedicated to the sweet side of dining, taking place on October 23rd from 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Attendees will be be able to mingle with many of NYC’s popular dessert vendors, including Boba Guys, Macaron Parlor, Melt Bakery, Doughnut Plant, and more! The event will be staged at 64 Dobbin Street in Brooklyn, NY.

Tickets are available in two categories; General Admission & Workshop. Both versions of tickets include admission into the event where guests can purchase and sample desserts from all the vendors, a special staging photo area specially designed for deliciously instagramable photos, a photo booth, access to a rooftop lounge overlooking Manhattan, and unlimited coffee from Intelligenista, & Bodum. The Workshop category includes all of the fore mentioned benefits, as well as a session with some of Instgram’s top food influencers, discussing such topics as to begining one’s own food blog, how to make Instagram & social media your full-time job, and more.

On that note, tickets are very limited and extremely hard to come by. There was an early bird launch a week or two ago, and they sold out in 15 minutes. I wasn’t able to get them then, but I was able to (barely) score two tickets today when they re-launched at noon. I was at my computer well before, just patiently waiting & refreshing. The site was probably unprepared for all the traffic that it was bombarded with, because when the page refreshed between 11:59 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., tickets were listed as ¬†unavailable. I was frustrated and baffled as to how tickets could be sold out before they even launched, and after several minutes of angrily refreshing the screen, some tickets appeared as if by magic and I added them to my cart faster than you can say “Willy Wonka (R.I.P. Gene Wilder)”.

The Museum of Ice Cream had a similar situation in which ticket demand exceeded supply, and they put out more tickets after the initial ones sold out. That said, I’d suggest signing up for the e-mails/notifications in hopes of an additional launch Here. Best of luck, and I hope to see you there!