It’s the season for sweaters, scarves, and sweet sweet sugar. To get your teeth into training for all that Halloween candy on the 31st I strongly suggest you check out the 5th Annual Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival this weekend.

The sweetness extravaganza will be held on Saturday 25th October from 10-4pm at The City Reliquary Museum,  370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg.

The event revolves around an epic Bake Sale, featuring treats donated by everyone from humble home chefs to top-tier pros and landmark New York bakeries. 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will support the City Reliquary Museum, a not-for-profit community museum that casts a loving light on the seemingly ordinary people and objects that make New York great.

There will be music, face-painting, story time and crafts throughout the event, and you should bring your swankiest apron to participate in The Apron Fashion Show so you can vie for the title of Brooklyn’s Best Apron!

The festival also features a Blue Ribbon Baking Competition open to all home-bakers. Pro-bakers, food writers, and sweets experts will judge treats entered in each category and award prizes to the best.


Blue Ribbon Baking Competition Categories and Times:

11:30am – Best Fall Flavored
Noon – Best Oh My God! Chocolate
1pm – Best Recipe You Made Up
1:30pm – Best Brooklyn-y (anything goes…but keep it local-ish!)
2pm – Best Booze Infused

Blue Ribbon Baking Competition Rules:

* Entries accepted from 11am.
* Competitors should please arrive no later than 15 minutes before their contest.
* Please bring 3 ample samples of your treats *and* extras to donate to the Festival’s civic bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale benefit The City Reliquary Museum.
* Winners will be announced after each contest.

Any questions or dontaions should be directed to Jeff Tancil at

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