Cooking up Community Spirit with Rochester’s Great American Bake Sale

We’re rolling it, patting it and marking it with a “B” for Bake Sale! Back by popular demand, Rochester’s 2nd Annual Great American Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the upper lot of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market located on E. Third Street.

This community-wide bake sale will once again benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The 2011 Event raised over $3,000 and provided 30,000 healthy meals for children in need. Share Our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America. Do you have a sweet tooth? A craving for cookie or maybe even passion for a pie? Come on down and feed your need while contributing to a Great cause at the same time!

“More than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger,” said Kristi Trevarrow, executive director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Through the Bake Sale, we believe that our community can make a difference!

Currently, over 380 baked goods have been pledged. Those interested in donating have until Monday, September 17, and can sign- up by visiting Drop off of baked goods will be held at 308 1⁄2 Main on Friday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 22 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at the event location. All baked items left unsold at the end of the event will be donated to Forgotten Harvest.

In addition to the huge variety of baked goods available, the following family friendly activities will be offered:
Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Station
Sponsored by Rockin Cupcakes
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kids’ Cupcake Walk ($1 per walk) 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Art Activity with PCCA 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Chef Shelby’s Cupcake Decorating Demonstration 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Story time with RHPL 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Slessor of the Royal Park Hotel: Cobbler Demonstration 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rochester’s Great American Bake Sale is sponsored by ES3, Penn Station East Coast Subs and the Rochester DDA. For more information on Downtown Rochester events visit or call 246.656.0060.

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