Due to high local demand, Mac & Cheese Fest is returning for the third year and this year, it will be a two-day festival for the first time.
Mac & Cheese Fest will take place on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. Both days are 4pm-8pm with VIP early access at 3pm. Last year’s event sold out in under 3 weeks.
The event will be hosted by Outlier Events and the Kalamazoo Growlers. Outlier Events also hosts a number of other popular events across the midwest including Donut and Beer Fest and Taco and Tequila Fest.
This event is not only a celebration of Michigan’s best mac and cheese, beers and all things tasty but also a community driven partnership with Milk Means More.
“Milk Means More is very pleased to partner once again on the Mac and Cheese Festival this June. Michigan dairy farmers love to participate because all four of our ‘Undeniably Dairy’ pillars, local, responsibly sourced, nutritious, and delicious, are on full display at this unique and exciting event. We also appreciate the opportunity to support other excellent local vendors who take pride in servicing the same communities that Michigan’s dairy farmers do,” said Janice Jackson, Director of Marketing at Milk Means More.
Mac and Cheese Fest will feature local establishments’ take on Mac & Cheese. We encourage wackiness when coming up with their food selections so you may see anything from mac pizza to a cheesy donut and everything in between. In addition to mac as far as the eye can see, guests can expect live music, various games and other entertainment.
All ages are welcome to attend Mac & Cheese Fest, and children 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult and individual tokens can be purchased once inside the festival.
June 18-19, 2022 Mac & Cheese Fest ticket options include:
- $55 VIP Mac & Beers admission with one hour early entry and ten mac & cheese samples as well as ten drink tokens for beer/hard cider samples
- $40 VIP ‘Just the Mac’ admission with one hour early entry and ten mac & cheese sample tokens
- $40 General Admission Mac & Beers option with seven mac & cheese samples and five beer/hard cider samples of your choosing
- $30 General Admission ‘Just the Mac’ with seven mac & cheese samples
- Kids under 12 are FREE with a paid adult.
All tickets come with souvenir cups, lanyards and sporks.
Attendance is limited and tickets will be required for entry. Those interested in attending the festival are encouraged to sign up now for the priority list to gain first access to tickets on April 21 before they go on sale to the general public on May 4. For more information and to join the priority list for early access to tickets, visit https://www.macandcheesemi.com.
Mac & Cheese Fest. Homer Stryker Field: 251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI. www.macandcheesemi.com.