With a new year rolling in, a lot of people starts cracking down on calories or cleansing with an assortment of green juices. As much as we're for taking care of your body, we also down with a well-deserved cheat day. There's an entire day dedicated to fulfilling your sweet tooth in North Carolina and it's completely affordable to attend. This brand new donut festival in Charlotte is the best way to ring in 2020. 

The inaugural CLT Donut Festival promotes the reigning champion of breakfast foods and desserts: the donut. On Feb. 23, Norfolk Hall will transform into donut central, with a number of local vendors coming to one location to shower you with sugar. 

General admission tickets come with 10 donut samples that you can wash down with six sample drinks. These beverages range from coffee and juices to smoothies. 

Currently, there's only a $10 difference between a general admission ticket and a VIP ticket. The main difference is that you can elect to finish your donut off with booze with a VIP ticket. Those tickets come with four Suffolk Punch Craft Brews and/or Truly Spiked Seltzer. 

If you're looking for a stronger drink, the cash bar will also be stocked with mimosas, bloody marys, and Irish coffee. 

Some of the confirmed vendors include: 

Fingers crossed for Suárez Bakery and their giant donuts to round out the lineup.

If donuts aren't your speed, there's still reason to come out and partake in the festivities. QC Catering is coming through with pastries, muffins, croissants, compote, and fruit salad.

To top it all off, you can get your blood flowing during some intense games of cornhole, Beer Pong, Jenga, and more.

Charlotte is on fire when it comes to introducing new festivals, restaurants, and bars, including this brand-new arcade bar that just opened its doors. 

 

CLT Donut Festival 

Price: $20+ 

When: February 23, 2020

Address: 2905 Griffith St., Charlotte, NC

Why You Need To Go: This sugar-filled festival is the cheat day you completely deserved. 

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