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By Tom Clift
January 19, 2017
By Tom Clift
January 19, 2017

This city is no stranger to the humble (and not so humble) doughnut. From Shortstop to Doughboys to the van at Queen Vic Market, Melburnians are spoiled for choice when it comes to deep-fried dough, be it glazed, iced, covered in cinnamon or bursting with piping hot jam. The organisers of the Flour Market even ran a doughnut-only event back in 2015.

So, really, it makes perfect sense that our sweet, sweet obsession it about to be taken to its logical conclusion: a full-blown festival featuring beer, bingo and all the doughnuts you can eat.

Set to take place at The Village on St Kilda Road, Donut Fest will arrive in Melbourne on Sunday, March 12 — although, despite taking the same name, it's not related to the huge Chicago-originated Donut Fest that we wrote about last year. From 2pm sugar fiends will be able to gorge themselves on freshly made doughnuts from a variety of local vendors, as well as coffee from Melbourne beanheads and a selection of boutique beers. There'll also be live entertainment – keep your eyes on the Donut Fest website for details as they drop.

Entry into Donut Fest is free, although organisers are encouraging punters to bring a gold coin donation along for charity. If nothing else, it should help assuage the guilt you'll feel after eating yourself into a coma.

Donut Fest will take place at The Village from 2pm on Sunday, March 12. For more info, visit

Published on January 19, 2017 by Tom Clift


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