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Donut Daze Returns to New Wilmington June 7-8

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – In celebration of National Donut Day, the Donut Daze festival will return to downtown New Wilmington, Pa., June 7 and 8.

The two-day celebration begins Friday with the Donut Crawl & Festival, featuring live music, doughnut-themed games and doughnuts made by bakers throughout western Pennsylvania and the Mahoning Valley. On Saturday, the Tour de Donut bike tour, offering routes ranging from 10 to 43 miles, begins at 8 a.m.

Tickets for the doughnut crawl range from $15 for tickets to five vendors to $35 for all 15. Single doughnuts will also be available for purchase at each stand. Participating doughnut makers are Apple Castle, Anna’s Baked Goods, Bill’s Bake Shop, Carol’s Pastry Shop, Clark’s Donuts Plus, Classic Bakery, Hermitage Bakery, Mac’s Donuts, May’s Do-Nuts, Peace Love and Little Donuts, Plaza Donuts, Prantl’s Bakery, Sinkers & Suds, Sweet Chessie’s Bakery and Whitehouse Farms. Drinks from The Confluence, Nova Coffee and Windy Ridge Dairy will also be available, while OH Donut Co. will run a stand where visitors can decorate their own doughnuts.

Registration for the Tour de Donut begins at 8 a.m. June 8 at the Westminster College Field House. Over the course of each tour – the 10-mile Apple Castle route, 30-mile Plain Grove route, the 27-mile River Valley Rolling Hills tour and the 43-mile New Wilmington Dirty Dozen hill challenge – riders must make stops at stations to eat doughnuts. Those who complete their route and the doughnut-eating challenge, will win the Donut Medallion. All participants will also get a goodie bag and T-shirt. 

Tickets for the June 7 Donut Crawl are available online or at The Silk Road Market, 115 N. Market St. in New Wilmington. 

Pre-registration for the Tour de Donut is open through May 19 at Registrations will be accepted after that day, though T-shirts and medallions will be available first come,first serve.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.