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Queen Victoria Market’s Donut Festival

Who doesn’t love donuts? Sweet pillowy dough perfectly fried, coated with sugar and packed with all kinds of delicious fillings – what is not to love?! A one day Donut Festival is set to roll into Melbourne on July 4 at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market.

This new celebration will gather some of the city’s favourite donut makers for a super-sweet dive into all things iced, jam-filled, cinnamon-sprinkled, sugar-dusted and everything in between.

Take your pick from the original hot jam donut, oozing chocolate-filled donuts, cinnamon rings, churro bowls, vegan and gluten-free donuts, and more. Team your sweet treats with coffee, classic 1950s-style milkshakes or a warm hot chocolate.

American Doughnut Kitchen

In tribute to the amazing eating competitions of the world, Melbourne pastry chef Darren Purchese from famed Burch & Purchese, will host a donut-eating contest.

Competitors will attempt to devour as many donuts as they can in two minutes to win the grand prize of a year’s worth of hot jam donuts from the Market’s iconic American Doughnut Kitchen, plus vouchers from the Queen Victoria Market. Registration for the competition is free via the Queen Victoria Market website:

Darren Purchese

The festival line-up includes American Doughnut Kitchen, Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, St Gerry’s, Short Stop Melbourne, Churro Kitchen, Pasta Face, Mimmo’s and Gorilla Grill.

Bistro Morgan

The Details

  • WHEN: Sundar July 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • WHERE: Queen Street, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
  • TICKETS/REGISTRATION: Free entry and live entertainment, food and drink for purchase
  • DONUT-EATING CONTEST: 11:30am – 1:30pm. Pre-register:

*Editor’s note – keep an eye out at the Queen Victoria Market website here for any program changes due to Melbourne’s Covid-19 lockdown.

About Darren Purchese

Darren Purchese is the owner and creator behind Melbourne’s beloved Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio. He is one of the most respected pastry chefs working in Australia today and is renowned for his exquisite and extravagant sweet creations.

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