Downtown Donut Festival: What you need to know about Phoenix's newest food festival

Posted at 10:39 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 01:42:21-04

Time to make the doughnuts! The Valley's next food festival is all about the sugar-topped baked treat.

The first-ever "Downtown Donut Festival" is scheduled for Sunday, November 18 at Margaret T. Hance Park near Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 15 local doughnut makers will have cake doughnuts, doughnut holes, samples and other "donut creations" for sale, a news release said.

It is the brainchild of David Tyda, the creator of Arizona Taco Festival, Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Phoenix Pizza Festival and Cinco de Mario, which debuted this year.

"We're a festival town," he said in an interview with ABC15. "We're also a food city."

The festival will have coffee from local roasters, a mimosas bar, craft beer and wine, along with music, crafts, lawn games and a marketplace for local businesses,

Admission is $8. Doughnuts will start at $1, the release said.

It event follows one of Tyda's newer festivals, the Phoenix Pizza Festival, which will take place the day before -- Saturday, Nov. 17 -- at the same park.

Tyda said he came up with the idea last year after another doughnut shop opened its doors. Some of the proceeds will benefit Downtown Phoenix Inc., a local organization that promotes businesses and events in downtown Phoenix.

You can visit for tickets and more information.