The 1st ever Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival is taking over the Waterside District on Sat. Oct, 12th, 2019! Join us for a family friendly event filled with Mac n’ Cheese themed activities & madness!
The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival 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!
- 15+ Mac & Cheese Food Vendors (Over 40 styles)
- Kids Fun Zone Carnival Games & Activities
- Mac & Cheese, French Fry Eating & Can of Whiz Holding Contests
- “Best of” Awards Ceremony
- Giant Craft Beer Garden
- Baggo Tournament & Tailgate Games
- Merchandise, General Vendors & more!
GENERAL ADMISSION $9.99* (Pre-Sale Price) 2PM - 8PM
VIP TICKET $49.99* (Pre-Sale Price) 12PM - 8PM
- Express Two-Hour Early Entry (Doors open at 12PM for VIP)
- 2 Hours of All You Can Eat Mac N’ Cheese! (12PM-2PM)
- Complimentary order of French Fries
Restaurants & food purveyors will be providing Unlimited Mac & Cheese to VIP ticket holders from 12PM -2PM along with dishing out a variety of 2oz Mac & Cheese samples (sold in sample sheets of 10) from 2PM – 8PM. All food related items will work on a voucher system – there will be various voucher stations throughout the festival & all vouchers will be exchanged at each vendor for all food related items. There will 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!
DARE TO COMPETE: SIGNUP HERE: (coming soon!)
The Norfolk 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!
- Best Tasting Mac & Cheese
- Most Unique Mac & Cheese
- more awards to be announced!
- Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticket
*All tickets purchased for The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival by phone or online are final. We Do Not issue refunds or exchanges & this is a Rain or Shine indoor/outdoor event. Ticket prices are subject to change and increase.