Donuts and beer, beer and donuts — has there ever been a more delicious, guilty-pleasure pairing? Probably, but this one is pretty darn indulgent, too. And you can join the decadent, shameless revelry this May at a massive food festival in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Donut Fest will be the ultimate Sunday Funday, with tons of stuff to do.
Besides feasting on delectable donuts and frosty brews, you can also help vote for the city’s favorite, check out the various photobooth options, test your appetite at a donut eating contest to win prizes, enter giveaways, and more!
Typically, there are about 8-10 different food and drink samples to try, with their size varying from donut to donut, some being the whole dang thang.
Lines may stack up at certain vendors, so be sure to browse around and visit all the different stalls available.
The festival will be held at Hofbräuhaus Saint Petersburg, the largest German beer hall in Tampa Bay.
Unsurprisingly, tickets sell out fast, especially the early bird specials, so if you’re looking to get the fullest out of your sweet bite and brew experience, be sure to buy your ticket ASAP.
There are several different ticket packages to choose from too.
General admission, which is $15, allows entry from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and includes donut samples and one beer ticket.
The juicy VIP ticket for $25 grants entry from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and includes donut sampling, two beer tickets plus a Sweet 'n Goody bag.
There’s even a Designated Driver ticket for $10, perfect for that one friend that gets dragged along who doesn’t drink but loves to chow down.
The entry time for the D.D. ticket is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and also includes donut samples.
The ultimate ticket is the VIP Pass for $75 and it includes this event, plus three more.
VIP gets you into the May 3 Donut and Beer Fest, the Chef Battle event on June 16, the Bartender Battle event on July 30, and the Beer Dash on December 6.
This is one combo we didn't even know we needed.
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Donut Fest Tampa Bay
Price: $15 general admission; additional ticket packages available.
When: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg, 123 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
Why You Need To Go: Beer AND donuts? This might just be the sweetest combo. Enjoy free samples, games, prizes, and giveaways.