By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 21, 2023 at 10:01 AM

Fair warning: There’s a 100 percent chance of sprinkles on April 16.

That's the date for OnMilwaukee's Donut & Coffee Fest, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Vel R. Philips Ave.

During the event, guests will be able to sample sweet creations from a wide variety of doughnut shops and bakeries, get buzzed up on coffee from local purveyors and engage in fun, photo-worthy doughnut-themed activities.

This year, VID (Very Important Donut) ticket holders will not only enjoy early entry to the event at 9 a.m. (with first access to seating), but also a commemorative coffee mug, a GreatPlate with a handy beverage holder, twelve (12) sampling tickets and one can of Mom Water fruit infused vodka (for attendees age 21+).

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The ever-growing list of vendors currently includes scrumptious doughnuts and buzz-worthy beverages from these local purveyors:

But, wait. We glazed over the best part! All attendees can also commemorate the day with fun photo ops,  compete in (or just watch) a donut eating contest and win prizes by playing games including the Donut Memory Game and Donut Ring Toss.

Parking will be available in the Interstate Parking lot at 332 W. State St.; but guests are also encourage to consider taking advantage of Bublr Bike rentals to get to and from the event.

In the end, the event is gonna be a hole-lotta sweet, sweet fun!

Do-nut delay! Get your tickets 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online starting today. VID (Very Important Donuts) tickets are $25 and include early access to the event starting at 9 a.m., 12 sampling tickets, a Donut & Coffee Fest mug, a GreatPlate with a handy beverage holder and one can of Mom Water fruit infused vodka (for attendees age 21+). General admission Sprinkle Tickets are $15 and include admission at 10 a.m. and enough tickets for six samples.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.