On a picture perfect day at Wright's Farm in Gardiner the 6th annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival was held and all on hand 'held' a perfect cupcake of a day...or two.

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There was so much to do, from enjoying live music, to great food, to plenty of activities for the whole family the day had something for everyone, including sunshine and a cupcake at every turn.

There was also competition which yours truly had a chance to judge along with Vanessa  from Hudson Valley Good Stuff and Melissa Esposito writing for the Chronogram. The 3 of us tasted and judged 27 different cupcakes in the amateur competition and I'm still floating on a bit of a sugar high...actually a lot of a sugar high. But I also was able to bring some BBQ home courtesy of the gang at Handsome Devil to kind of even things out. Fine, fine BBQ by the way.

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My only disappointment was that I didn't bring Brady and Jackson with me as a lot of folks had their dogs along for the day. And some even had their rabbits.

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A big thumbs up goes out to the folks who organized this event as it was obviously well planned, executed and damn delicious. A nod to Mother Nature as well. All in all I don't think you could have asked for a better day.