Celebrating the Donut

The first Friday of each June, America celebrates National Donut Day.  As a way of celebrating the Salvation Army’s World War I “doughnut girls”,  the organization created the day to raise awareness of their organization and to celebrate these ladies.

Learn more about the women who fried donuts on the front lines of WWI here.

So in honor of these ladies here are a few of our favorite donuts.

Madsen Donuts


Since 1938 locals and vacationers have been flocking to Madsen Donuts at Geneve-on-the-Lake. Their donut sections include plain cake, cinnamon sugar, glazed cake, powered sugar, chocolate round, glazed, cinnamon sticks, and sprinkle. So the next time you are in Ashtabula County, Ohioj make sure you stop and enjoy one of their deliciously fresh donuts. Need a visitor guide?

5426 Lake Rd. E, Geneva, OH  44041
440.466.5884 | madsendonuts.com

For local visitor information visit Ashtabula County CVB.




Whitehouse Fruit Farm Blueberry Donuts


Located in Canfield, Ohio is White House Fruit Farm.  Besides being known for their 20 varieties of homegrown apples, the farm also is home to an amazing bakery that produces their famous “blueberry donuts”.  Every day racks and racks of these delicious donuts are created to fill the need of customers.  If blueberry is not your favorite flavor, these delicious donuts are available in other flavors.

Location: 9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH  44406
330.533.4161 | whitehousefruitfarm.com

For local visitor information visit Mahoning County CVB.




Lerch's Donuts Wooster Ohio


Since 1934, and every year since, these fried soft cake donuts are a staple at the Wayne County Fair.  The original Wooster donut shop opened in 1933 by John Lerch, Sr..  The shop is no longer around, but every year in the summer the mobile concession trailers head out to set-up shot around Wayne County and neighboring counties.

The donuts are available plain, sugared (a blend of powdered sugar and granulated), and cinnamon.  Additional seasonal flavors are offered throughout the season.

If you want to try one of these donuts you can snag one at the county fair, or you can go to their website and check out the Lerch’s Donuts Locator.

For local visitor information visit Wayne County CVB.





Brewnuts Cleveland


What happens when you mix craft beer in the donut batter? A Brewnut! These delicious donuts are not only large, they taste absolutely delicious.

Location: 6501 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102



If you really love donuts, head to Butler County in southwest Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati) for a day or two donut tasting adventure as you sample your way through 13 mom-and-pop donut stops.  Make sure you download your donut passport before heading out.  You can also eat your way to a sweet T-shirt reward.

For more information click here.


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Article and photos by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
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