The Pittsfield Farmers Market is hosting a Cupcake Throwdown from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Common on First Street. 

Ten bakers will compete and community judges will taste, vote and declare a winner.

Community members can purchase a "Judge's Badge" ticket in advance. Gather up a team of friends or judge solo. The $30 ticket gets you a total of 10 full size cupcakes and the chance to crown the Throwdown winner.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Pittsfield Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October at The Common.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.