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Donut Fest 2017

Feb 23, 2017  ·  3 min read

words by niall roeder

Donut Festival is coming to the Village Melbourne.

Finally, a festival dedicated to donuts. Automatically, the golden era scene of Homer Simpson springs to mind, sitting in the Ironic Punishment Division in hell, getting force fed and successfully finishing the world’s supply of donuts. That’s what this festival will be, exactly that. And if you ask me and any other sweet-tooth out there, it’s about bloody time.

Despite the name, Donut Festival hasn’t stopped at donuts. In an act of gluttonous genius not seen since the Double Down, the festival is also dedicated to beer. And as if designer donuts and boutique beer weren’t enough for us fatties to gorge upon, the festival also have Melbourne’s best baristas slinging espresso, bingo (two fats ladies?), and some of the city’s finest food and drink vendors pushing their products, including gluten-free and vegan options. There’ll also be a giant donut wall… whatever that is.

It keeps getting sweeter, don’it?

What types of doughies will I see there? A chubby, yet fair question, my salivating friend. You can expect the Nutella Rocher Dossant – a croissant and donut hybrid pastry from Goldelucks, Golden Gaytime mini donuts from Ahhh Donuts, handmade flat-nuts from Exquisart Treats, and plenty of other ring creations from the likes of Cocomamas, Cupcake Central, 196Below and Dip’d.

With donut festivals already glazing cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland, this fried dough-do isn’t a world first, but it is an Aussie first. So come March 12, the hungry hoards of Melbourne will be getting around the fried, iced rings at the Village Melbourne beer garden. The response on social media has been so overwhelming organisers have extended Donut Festival to include the March 13 as well.

Not that you need another plus for this sugary event, but there’s a gold coin donation entry fee to raise funds for Eat Up – an awesome organisation that provides school lunches for underprivileged kids.

Donut worry, beer happy – their great words, not mine.

Donut Fest will take place March 12 from 2pm – 8pm and March 13 from 12pm – 6pm at The Village Melbourne.


Tacos? No thanks, donuts suits us more. How are your New Year's resolutions going so far? ? #happyhumpday

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