Dessert Wars Returns October 14, Tickets on Sale Now

Dessert Wars Returns October 14, Tickets on Sale Now
Photo by David Almeida
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

About nine months ago, more than 20,000 confections flooded the FIU Arena for Dessert Wars. Now, Miami's largest sweets fest is gearing up to return October 14. Tickets for the event, which will take place on National Dessert Day, are now on sale.

The annual competition, which usually occurs in the winter, saw increased demand during its January 2017 installment, prompting event organizers to add an October date.

In January, about a thousand attendees gathered inside the 5,000-seat FIU Arena. All participants, including Nanndi, Chill'N, Circus Eats, and Chocolate Divas, curated sampling stations for ticketholders to taste a few treats from each.

For the upcoming festival, presenting more than 30 vendors and thousands of samplings, organizers expect a similar turnout. You'll find cupcakes, cookies, brownies, doughnuts, and other confections. Several vendors will even offer gluten-free and vegan options.

Instead of using the FIU Arena, the October festival will be held during an FIU football game on the Panther Party Deck overlooking the gridiron.

As with previous editions of Dessert Wars, guests will receive a ballot to rank every vendor on a scale of 1 to 3. The vendor with the highest score will win.

Tickets cost $35, which includes 30 vouchers that can be traded for dessert samplings. Additional vouchers will be available for purchase. Each ticket also includes a personal to-go box to stash a few treats for the road.

If you miss the October date, Dessert Wars is slated to return again in January or February 2018 at FIU Arena.

Dessert Wars. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at FIU's Riccardo Silva Stadium, 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami; dessertwarsmiami.com. Tickets cost $35 per person via tkt.xosn.com.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.