Donut Fest

Chicago - Cleveland - Detroit - NYC

The Original Donut Fest


Q: How many donut shops will be participating?

A: The total number is TBD--you'll get a roughly 1/4 of a donut serving size sample from each participant. Pace yourself! Oh, and we'll have coffee samples too. You'll get tickets for those as well. You will be able to purchase donuts to take home and larger coffees from participating vendors that have items on sale.

Q: Isn't it unhealthy to promote the mass-consumption of deep-fried goods?

A:  This is a fun fest that happens one day out of the year. We believe in healthy eating and moderation. Treat yo' self.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Yes. Children over the age of 5 must have a ticket to attend.

Q: Where and when is the fest?

A:  The fest will be held on February 9th at Red Space in Downtown Cleveland. 

Q: How much does it cost?

A: A limited amount of VIP tickets will be available for $50 and include early entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, three coffee tickets, a limited-edition Donut Fest mug and a take-home goodie bag.

Tickets to the General Admission sessions will be $35, which include tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, plus three coffee tickets and a take-home goodie bag.

Session times run as follows:
VIP Session (9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.)
GA Session 1 (11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.)
GA Session 2 (1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.)

$1 from each ticket sold benefits the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Q: Is anything besides donuts and coffee going on there?

A:  Sure there is! In addition the the tastings from each shop of their signature donut (included in your ticket price), you'll be able to purchase donuts to take home from vendors that are selling on-site. There will be fun. There will be voting. There will be jamz. And a bunch of other stuff, too.  We'll announce it here as we go.

Q:  Can my restaurant or bakery participate?

A:  If your restaurant is interested in participating in 2018, please contact us at

Q:  I have a group who wants to attend together, can we do group sales?

A:  Available tickets will be first-come, first-serve when sales are announced and there are no group sales. Sign up for our mailing list on our contact page to get the latest information.

Q:  I consider myself a donut aficionado, how can I be considered to judge Donut Fest?

A: Unfortunately, we have put together a full cast of extremely qualified judges. But all ticket holders at the fest get to vote for crowd favorite, so really, everyone's a judge!