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2023 Sweet Treats Dessert Festival - Sold Out!

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Update! As of 1/26, we are 100% sold out in advance! No tickets will be available at the door! Thank you all and see you soon!

Sweet Treats is back for it's 7th year! Join us at the recently renovated Municipal Light Plant on Saturday, January 28, 2023. 

Each ticket gets you samples from 20+ local bakers, a chance to spin the prize wheel with Plenty O'Smiles and shopping local vendors, all while touring the beautiful newly renovated Municipal Light Plant. 

Try samples from the following bakers!

Spin the prize wheel with Plenty O'Smiles!

"I’m Alex—a self-taught baker and decorator extraordinaire, based in Columbus, Ohio. I got my start in an apple-adorned kitchen baking with my family. I was nothing but a boy with a rolling pin, a mouth full of raw cookie dough, and a dream. A dream that one day I would be a star. And now, with a little help from my stand mixer, piping bags, and support system, there’s nothing that will get in my way.

So, you may be wondering what this 'Plenty O'Cookies' business is about. The name Plenty O'Cookies actually stems from a different part of my life: I’m a drag queen. You can call me Alex by day and Plenty O'Smiles by night. You could say that I’m in it for the dough, but in all actuality, I’m in it to conquer the world. C’mon drag queen baker! Oh my, look at me dragging on about my life and dreams."

Shop local vendors!

Pick up dessert themed gifts from Wild Cat Party & Gift

Purchase your next read from Prologue Bookshop

Get nostalgic with old fashioned candy from Strawser's Candy Shop

Grab a coffee from Black Kahawa Coffee to help counterbalance all those sweets

Sniff some sweet scented candles from Blue Ridge Mountain Candle Co. 

Sweet Treats is presented in support with School of Rock Columbus!

School of Rock Columbus opens in January!

Opening January of 2023, School of Rock Columbus will feature music programs that combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices! Get an alert for our new location's opening date at 949 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Learn more at


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Are kids allowed in the event? Does my child need their own ticket?

There is no age requirement to enter the event however, this is an adult-centric event and every child must be accompanied by an adult. Kids ages 1 and under do not need an individual ticket to enter, but they will not be provided with their own samples without one. Adults should not plan on buying one ticket and taking two samples at each station if bringing a child. If you are planning on your child participating in the sampling portion of the event, we require them to have their own ticket.  

What are my parking options for the event?

There is street parking around the venue or you can park in the LAZ parking lot east of the venue.  

Can I bring Tupperware into the event to take some treats home?

No. All Tupperware will be confiscated if seen. We ask that you respect this rule as it helps all guests have a good time and have the ability to try all the treats before vendors run out just like you! 

Does my ticket come with unlimited samples?

No. Your ticket provides samples from over a dozen bakeries. Additional items from  non-food/non-beverage vendors will be available for purchase!

By buying a ticket, you consent to allow your likeness to be used in photographs/videographs of the event taken by representatives of/for Evans Creative Group LLC dba Columbus Underground.

By buying a ticket, you consent to receive emails from Evans Creative Group LLC dba Columbus Underground.

If you are sick, please stay home.

What's the refund policy?

Refund given 7 days before event date. 

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event