Donut Fest 2019 was every sugar-lovers dream

Cleveland area-based donut and coffee companies came together this weekend in downtown's Red Space (2400 Superior Ave) to throw the second annual Donut Fest.
A celebration of all things fried dough only happens in New York, Chicago and here. A sold-out event, there was enough sugar and caffeine to satisfy even the most ardent fans.
Fest-goers voted on their favorites in different categories, here's who went home with awards:
Judge’s Choice: Joe Maxx
Runner Up: Madsen Donuts
2nd Runner Up: Jack Frost
Crowd Favorite: Brewnuts
Runner Up: Peace, Love & Little Donuts
2nd Runner Up: Circles on the Square
Most Attractive: Jack Frost
Best Filling: Fiona’s
Best Cake: Fiona’s
Best Raised: Madsen
Best Classic: Jo Maxx
Most Creative: Urban Farmer

Here's a look at what going down at Donut Fest 2019.

The classic Homer Simpson-style donut from Brewnuts (6501 Detroit Avenue), the donut company that uses beer in their batter.

Donuts might not be the first thing you associate with Cleveland steakhouse Urban Farmer (1325 E 6th St), but the pannacotta filled strawberries and cream creation was lovely in looks and taste.

Urban Farmer’s bananas foster donuts, lined up and ready.

Madsen Donuts (5426 Lake Rd E, Geneva), bringing it back to basics with their simple cinnamon donuts.


What is a donut without some coffee? Local suppliers Mocina Coffee offered individual pour-overs.

Peace Love and Little Donuts (3786 Rocky River Dr.) offered these very groovy apple pie creations.

The tie-dyed crew of Peace Love and Little Donuts takes time out for a group photo.

Circles on the Square (928 Public Square, Medina) isn’t afraid to lay the toppings on thick.

Local artist Justin Michael Will was creating hand-drawn donut boxes to benefit the Cleveland Food Bank.

This guy gets it.

Goldie’s Donuts & Bakery (5211 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst) getting stacks on stacks on stacks of their cake glazed rings.

Attendees voted with their hearts and mouths to determine who would win fest of the the fest.

Well said.