The Gardiner Cupcake Festival, a popular annual event that offers a variety of fun activities for residents and visitors, takes place each year in May at Wright's Farm in Gardiner. "In just a few short years, the Gardiner Cupcake Festival has become a local favorite here in Ulster County, and many of our area's visitors also take part," says Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. "This is an event for visitors to experience what our region is all about, with local shopping, great food and fun activities for all." The Gardiner Cupcake Festival features a variety of cupcake vendors who combined bring over 30,000 cupcakes. New to the festival this year is the 1st Annual Cupcake Classic Run. In addition, there will be the ever popular "Amateur Cupcake" contest.