35 minutes | Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Frank Murphy and Becca James judged the Sweet Goodness Donut Challenge at the Tennessee Valley Fair on September 14, 2023.
Local doughnut shops enter the annual competition, which is the brainchild of Chef Rachel Reagan, who runs the Culinary Arts Stage at the Fair. This year’s winners were:
Best Yeast Donut - The Ultimate Doughnut Shop
Best Cake Donut - Beaver’s Dough Joe
Best Specialty Donut - Panther’s Dough Joe
Best Amateur Donut - Hattie Perry
This year’s emcee was Dino Cartwright. The other judges were Chip Everett and Mark Cawood. Jasper the Rooster, Fairest of the Fair Gracie Hancock, and Junior Fairest of the Fair Brooke Bilbrey also stopped by for a visit.
Next year’s Tennessee Valley Fair runs from September 6 to September 15, 2024. Tickets and information will be available at https://www.tnvalleyfair.org
The Secret City Improv Festival is October 6 and 7, 2023 at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. See performances by 23 professional troupes and 3 local high school troupes. Performances are on Friday, October 6th at 7pm, 9p, and 11pm and on Saturday, October 7th at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8:45pm and 10:30pm. Buy your tickets online at https://secretcityimprovfest.com/frank
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