If you are a sugar lover you may want to hold off on that Valentine’s Candy and plan on attending the Sweet Tooth Festival to take place Feb. 19 (2pm-6pm) at The BlackLion in Pineville, NC. Tickets are $25 and include samples of sweets and a swag bag (a reusable tote filled with a sweet tooth to-go box, a bottle of water, and assorted freebies from event sponsors.
Among the vendors-
- Vin Master Wine Shop
- Caribou Coffee
- Cupcrazed Cupcake Bar- located in Baxter Village Fort Mill and winner of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network
- Front Porch Carolina Churned Ice Cream- an independent, family owned business producing top-notch ice cream for over 85 years in Mooresville, NC
- The Secret Chocolatier- another family owned business, started 3 years ago selling at local Farmer’s Markets. After experiencing much success and a loyal following they have opened a retail store in Charlotte at the corner of Sharon Amity and Providence Rd.
- FuManChu Cupcakes- Andy Jackson doesn’t do ordinary cupcakes. You won’t find him baking vanilla or chocolate. Like his cupcakes, Andy is far from ordinary with his tattoos and long mustache. He’ll tell you there’s only 1 letter difference between baker and biker. Among his specialties are a Siracha Cupcake with lemongrass frosting and crushed peanuts and a French Toast Cupcake with Neese’s Hot Sausage inside and Maple Frosting.
A portion of the proceeds benefit The Joe Martin ALS Foundation. ALS is a disease that usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70 years and as many as 30,000 Americans are living with the disease at any given time. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurons degenerate and die, the brain loses its ability to control muscle movement.. People who are in the late stages of the disease can become completely paralyzed. The Joe Martin ALS Foundation is the first organization in North Carolina to offer free home care services to people living with ALS. So mark your calendar for Feb 19 and get your sugar fix and support a wonderful cause.
To purchase a ticket visit SweetToothFestival.com.