Utah Dough Show

Utah’s premier donut festival returns Saturday, May 22, 2021, so get your stretchy pants ready and mark your calendars!

Say no to FOMO – go to our TICKETS page and drop your email to get Dough Show updates and be first to know when we release tickets!

Utah’s annual donut festival brings Utah local donut shops, bakeries, coffee shops and sweets vendors for attendees to taste – all in support of Utah charities!

You DONUT want to miss this event!

Why you NEED to be there:

Supporting Local Charities

Utah 1033 Foundation

The Utah 1033 Foundation provides immediate financial support to the families of fallen Utah Law Enforcement officers and long-term support through a Family Education Trust Fund.

Christmas Box International

The Christmas Box Houses, also known as “emergency children’s shelters,” were built in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Moab. Each offer shelter and food, as well as on-site therapy, medical and dental evaluations, and recreational activities for children in need.

About the Utah Dough Show

It’s not an expo or convention, it’s a DONUT FESTIVAL! Utah’s top donut shops and bakeries gather under one roof to showcase their best to 1,000 donut fanatics, and to compete for the crown of Utah’s Best Donut!

About the Utah Dough Show

Utah’s donut shops and bakeries gather under one roof to showcase their best to nearly 1,000 donut fanatics. The Utah Dough Show is an annual celebration of our love for sugary dough and deep-fried treats, and home of the Utah’s Best Donut contest.

The Utah Dough Show is dedicated to supporting our local communities and is proud to donate net proceeds to two Utah charities – The Utah 1033 Foundation and The Christmas Box International.

Get Involved!


Make an impact
Support local businesses
Engage the community
Create awareness for your brand
Reach thousands of customers
Sell additional products



No cost to be a vendor
Targeted audience
Media exposure
Sell additional products
Compete for Utah’s Best Donut
Connect with future customers



Eat Donuts!
Meet new friends
Get great swag
Support local business
Contests and giveaways
Support local charities



You asked, we answered.

The Donut vs. Doughnut debate may be older than Utah vs. BYU, but we love both spellings and encourage you to use the one that makes you happiest! We use Donut because it’s shorter to type, and that makes our fingers happy!

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
VIP @ 9:30 am
General Admission 1 @ 11:00 am
General Admission 2 @ 12:30 pm

The 2019 Utah Dough Show featured 20 donut shops alongside coffee, kolaches, custom cookies, and churros. We’re planing on the same or more vendors for 2020!

Your ticket guarantees you a sample from EVERY vendor. Donut samples are a minimum of 1/4 of a donut, or equivalent, but many of our 2019 vendors gave MUCH more! Beverage samples are also included with your Utah Dough Show admission.

Sorry, no wheelbarrows or wagons allowed.

2021 location is TBD

We’re honored to support two fantastic Utah charities by donating net proceeds to The Utah 1033 Foundation and The Christmas Box International.

Parking info coming soon!

You batter believe it! Not only do you get to cast your vote for Utah’s Best Donut, you’ll get to enjoy a live DJ, the Great Wall of Donuts, a photo wall w/fun donut props, merchandise sales, social media contests, giveaways, pro donut judges, and a bunch of other fun stuff too!

Utah’s one and only donut festival was created by Bryan Carr and his wife Heather, Utah parents with an “above average” appreciation for donuts. Bryan (aka @DonutsUnplugged) has visited over 200 donut shops across the country, many with Heather and their three kids in tow!

Absolutely! Kids 3 and under are free and will share your samples. Kids 4 and up are welcome to attend but must have their own ticket to enter and get samples. Where possible, please try to limit the use of strollers, wagons, or wheelbarrows inside the venue.

You bet! Please fill out the form on our Sponsor page and we’ll be in touch!

While we donut offer career advice or refunds, you’re welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member, or sell it to someone else. All ticket sales are final.

This is a ticketed event
Everyone must have a ticket to enter
Tickets must be purchased online, in advance
No tickets sold at the door

VIP Experience $45
Early entry
VIP area featuring exclusive foods and treats
Limited edition Utah Dough Show mug
Donut samples from EVERY donut shop/bakery vendor
Drink samples from EVERY drink vendor
Take-home goodie bag

General Admission $35
Entry at GA1 or GA2 times
Donut samples from EVERY donut shop/bakery vendor
Drink samples from EVERY drink vendor
Take-home goodie bag

We reserve the right to add more stuff to each ticket as well!

All tickets sales are final.

The Utah Doug Show has three entry times:

VIP @ 9:30 AM

GA1 @ 11:00 AM

GA2 @ 12:30 PM

We applaud your dedication and passion for deep fried dough! We recruit pro donut judges from Utah and beyond, but are working on an application process for a few more. Don’t forget that every attendee gets to cast their vote for Utah’s Best Donut, so everyone’s a judge!

Our Sponsors

We love our sponsors, and you should too!