The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County is holding its second annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the ITAM Lodge, 93 Waubeek Road.

Bakeries from throughout Berkshire County, including Gimme Some Sugar, Gould Farm Harvest Barn Bakery and Linda's Pastries, will compete for the best cupcake in the following categories: Best All-Around; Best Decorated; Most Artistic; Most Over-the-Top; and People's Choice.

The cost to attend is $30 and includes an Italian dinner prepared by UNICO and cupcake tasting. At the end of the evening, a dozen full-size cupcakes from each bakery will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. All attendees are eligible to bid.

Tickets can be purchased at the NAMI Berkshire County Office, 333 East St., Room 417, 413-433-1666; Elm Street Hardware, 129 Elm St., 413-442-9558; or online at

All proceeds support the programs of NAMI Berkshire County. For more information about NAMI, visit