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Join us for an amazing day at this family-friendly event filled with Mac n’ Cheese themed activities & madness!

This event will bring together the area’s best restaurants, food trucks & chef's cheesy visions into reality! Get ready to try a mountain of cheese goodness at Virginia’s largest-ever mac and cheese festival. No matter how you like it—peppery, with ketchup, crispy with breadcrumbs or creamy like butter, you'll find the mac and cheese of your dreams right here!


Ticket Packages

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Premium Package

  • ​Entrance into the Festival (2pm)​

  • Your First Drink Free

  • 10 Mac & Cheese Samples


pre-sale price


regular price


last call price


VIP Package (Best Value)

  • ​TWO HOUR EARLY Entrance into the Festival (12pm)​

  • TWO HOURS of UNLIMITED Mac & Cheese (from 12pm-2pm)

  • 4 Drink Tickets

  • Exclusive VIP Area with restrooms, seating, exclusive bars and vendors, and more!

  • Commemorative festival keepsake

  • Order of French Fries from the GIANT French Fry Bar

  • 25% off all festival merchandise



Over 15 of the area’s best restaurants & food purveyors will be on dishing out a variety of gourmet Mac & Cheese served in 2 to 3oz sizes (Sold at $1.50 each). All food related items will work on a voucher system with vouchers sold in sheets 10 for $15 (2lbs of Mac & Cheese goodness!). This provides the best opportunity for you to try as many locations & varieties of Mac & Cheese as possible!

Vouchers can be purchased in sheets at voucher stations throughout the festival grounds & will be exchanged for a serving of Mac & Cheese or other food related items. There will be various bars, beverage stations & beer gardens serving ice cold brews, fine spirits, water, soda & other refreshments on a normal cash & credit system. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell funnel cakes, cotton candy, ice-cream, water ice, hot chocolate, desserts & other goodies!




The Mac & Cheese Festival will be awarding cash, prizes & awards to the following competitions:

- Mac & Cheese Eating Contest: Battle it out with your fellow competitors to see who can eat the most Mac & Cheese in 2 mins! Signup forms coming soon & will be limited to the first 10 participants.

- Cheese Fries Eating Contest: This one is for all those french fry lovers! You will be given a giant bucket of cheese fries & the winner will be crowned when their entire bucket of french fries is finished!

- Can of Whiz Hold: This one will be a test of strength! Similar to the beer stein hold but with a giant can of whiz! The person who can hold their can of whiz in front of them without falling with be crowned the champion!




The area's best will be battling it out to see who has the best Mac N' Cheese in all the land for...

- Best Tasting Mac & Cheese
- Most Unique Mac & Cheese
- Cheesiest Mac & Cheese




Frequently asked questions

How can I become a Food Vendor or a Sponsor?

Easy! Just click here to contact us and we will get right back to you!

Are Kids Free?

Children 10 & under are free and do not need a ticket. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

I cannot find my ticket confirmation. Can you resend it?

Sure, please click here and fill out a quick form. We will get right back to you!

How does the sampling work? How big is a sample and how much?

All food is on a voucher system, sold in packs of 5 for $10, or 10 for $15. Each sample is about 2-3 ounces of fresh made, gourmet mac & cheese. You can purchase vouchers at any of the event voucher stands.

What is your refund policy?

All tickets for the Mac & Cheese Festival are final. We do not issue refunds for any reason, including weather, or if you cannot make it.

Is the event Rain or Shine?

Yes, this is a Rain or Shine indoor/outdoor event. Please plan accordingly and bring rain gear if it is going to rain - it does happen and we still get a sell-out crowd in the rain!

How do I sign up for the eating challenges?

Click Here to sign up for the eating challenges in advance.