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: Because of the amount of tickets sold and the size of the event space, no strollers will be allowed. Children are allowed to attend but must have tickets to enter, regardless of age. One child under 3 accompanied by a ticketed adult is allowed during the morning VIP session.

Q: Where and when is the fest?

A:  The 2017 fest be held on January 21st at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks, sign up for our mailing list for the latest information.

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 $50 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 $35, 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.

All ticket sales are final.

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!