Some of the best cookie bakers in Los Angeles, California will come together to celebrate National Cookie Month in October for three BakeCamp LA cookie-tasting festivals at iconic locations across the city, including:

  • Saturday, October 7 at Hollywood 1st Presbyterian Church (1760 N. Gower St.)
  • Saturday, October 14 at Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club (901 Haverford Ave.)
  • Sunday, October 22 at Valley Relics Museum (7900 Balboa Blvd.)

Each festival will feature more than 50 local professional and amateur bakers competing to be crowned “LA’s Favorite Cookie Baker” as voted on by attendees and a panel of judges. The top amateur baker will also win a collaboration with Southern California-based to create a custom cookie and sell it nationwide.

BakeCamp helps support Paw Works, a nonprofit rescue that works with local shelters and has found permanent homes for more than 15,000 abandoned animals since 2014. There will be something for everyone at these events, including dog-friendly “bark bites” to take home to canine cookie lovers. While BakeCamp is for humans, each event will include a Paw Works “Barkery” (puppy pen) with rescue animals.

“Cookies bring people together and we’re bringing together LA’s best cookie bakers to celebrate National Cookie Month while supporting a great cause. With three events spread across town, we’re taking BakeCamp directly to the community,” says Babette Pepaj, founder of, a food social network and recipe swap which produces BakeCamp. “Attendees will meet fellow cookie lovers and be able to compare notes directly with the bakers behind each recipe.”

These BakeCamp events, taking place a venues run by nonprofit organizations devoted to serving the local community, will offer two tasting sessions: 10 am-12:30 pm and 1:30-4 pm. General admission tickets are $45 (includes 15 cookies), while a kids’ Mini Cookie Lover’s Pass is $15 (includes 5 cookies).