Donut Fest

Chicago — New York — Cleveland

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. No strollers will be allowed inside the event space.

Q: Where and when is the fest?

A:  The fest will be held on February 12th at Red Space in Downtown Cleveland. Ticket Tickets are currently sold out.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Tickets will be available for three sessions.

Very limited tickets to the first VIP session (8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.) will be available for $45 and include early and crowd-less entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, three coffee tickets, a Donut Fest mug.

Tickets to the first session (10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.) and second session (12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.)  will be $30, which includes entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, plus three coffee tickets. We reserve the right to add more goodies to each ticket as well.

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 2017, 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!