Donut Fest

Chicago. January 26, 2014. SOLD OUT.

FAQ

Q: Fifteen donut shops?!?

A: Yes. There will be fifteen participants- 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 to raise money for charity 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.

Q: Will you be serving any booze at the fest?

A:  Nope, just coffee and donuts. We'll get back to you with the details for the bar at Chop Shop.

Q: Where and when is the fest?

A:  The fest will be held on January 26, 2014 at 1st Ward.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: VIP hour tickets (8-9 A.M) will be $45- they allow you early entry to avoid the crowds, a tasting of donuts from each of the 15 participating vendors, three coffee tickets plus a special ticket from Dark Matter Coffee, and include a limited edition Donut Fest mug for you to take home in your gift bag courtesy of Dark Matter Coffee. We reserve the right to add more things, too!

General admission tickets (9 A.M. to 1 P.M.) will be $30- they include entry into the fest, a tasting from each of the 15 participating vendors, three coffee tickets plus a special ticket from Dark Matter Coffee, and a gift bag courtesy of Dark Matter Coffee.

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Un86'd.

We are SOLD OUT for 2014.

Q: How long does it last?

A:  The fest will start with a VIP hour from 8-9 A.M. (It's early, we know. You can do it. You're a champion, that's why you're VIP) with general admission running from 9 A.M. till 1 P.M.

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 2014, please contact us at donutfest@gmail.com

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!