Batman Royale, North Coburg
Melbourne – 19th & 20th August
Australia’s first donut & beer festival is back: bigger, badder & hol(e)ier than ever!
Due to popular demand, Donut Fest returns to Melbourne this August with a brand new Winter Edition.
Inspired by the donut festivals of America, our Donut Fest has a local twist. How to make something more Australian? Just add beer! Aside from an official bar hosted by Manchuria, the festival welcomes a range of craft brewers to their local line-up of local and independent donut vendors. There will even be a doughnut-friendly beer made from sessional ale with a touch of caramel malt developed exclusively for the festival by Kooinda Brewery!
DONUT FEST: WINTER EDITION 2017 Line-up
Sweet Vendors: Doughnut Time / Lukumades / Nuts About Tella (Nutella donut burgers)
The Hungary Boy / Honey Dee / Ostrich and the Egg / Dip’d (mini donuts)
Ahhh, Donuts! / Dandee Donuts / (hot jam donuts)
Uncle Donut / Jamm’d / St Gerry’s / Goldelucks (gold croissant donuts/“dossants”)
Krumbs (glow in the dark donuts)
Penny for Pound / Jamm’d / Señor Churro / Simply Gluten Free and more…
Savoury Vendors: Giant Springs (spring rolls) / El Jefe (South American) / Hangi Boys (traditional New Zealand cuisine) / Gnocchi Bar (glutenfree vegan gnocchi donuts) / The Real Jerk (Carribean) / Twisted Mac (mac ’n’ cheese) and more…
Beverage Vendors: Kooinda Brewery / Square Keg / Gageroads / Stomping Ground / Odyssey Craft Brewing (beer)
Those Girls (hot apple cider) / Wimmera Hills (mulled wine) / Welshman’s Reef (wine) / Manchuria (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails)
Koffee Kartel (coffee) and more…
Yet Donut Fest is not just another food market; they take the festival part of the name to their fried food-laden hearts by showcasing varied entertainment all weekend long.
THIS HOLEY EPIRENCE INCLUDES:
- Live music
- Donut eating competitions with prizes
- Best Donut Award judged by a panel of experts
- People’s Choice Best Donut Award
- Miniature Donut Museum with a Donut Wall and art installations that take after L.A.’s wildly popular Museum of Ice-cream
- Savoury Food Vendors experimenting with a homage to the donut shape
- Beer and cocktails exclusively developed to complement donuts
- Donut styles from around the world: Argentina, Greece, Hungary, South Africa, America, Denmark, Australia, and even Nutella donut burgers to Glow in the Dark donuts!
Donut Fest likes their donuts iced, but there’s no need for festival-goers to be. Winter warmers on-site include hot chocolate, mulled wine, plenty of outdoor heating and cheery festoon lighting. The huge new venue – the industrial warehouse of Batman Royale – means Donut Fest will be housed partially inside and undercover. Also kids under 12 can join in the fun with free entry.
Donut Fest: Winter Edition is on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017 at Batman Royale, 14 Gaffney Street, North Coburg.
Two sessions each day – 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm both days.
Early Bird Tickets (just $10) are on sale now, full price $15 (kids under 12 free).
Tickets include fast entry and a taster of the official festival beer.
BOOK TICKETS NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/
**read below re: cashless payment system if buying tickets on the day
Information & Images Courtesy of Donut Fest/Inka Creative – Dee McNamara
Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times Gourmet News – Food/Wine/Hospitality/Events
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Read on for info on the fest’s cashless payment system, chosen charity FairShare, founder Ngoc Le and more pics…