Ooey, gooey, cheesy, and delicious ... If any food deserves its own festival, it's macaroni and cheese!

Celebrate this American classic in Arlington this fall with gourmet tastings, live music, and more at the NoVA Macaroni and Cheese Festival! Sample over 30 variations from local chefs, food trucks, and vendors, then wash it all down with some craft beer, wines, and ciders.

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday October 5, 2019 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: North Stuart Street and North Fairfax Drive | Arlington, VA
TICKETS: Available for purchase online here | $15 for an Early Bird "just entry" ticket | $35 for an Early Bird General Admission ticket
VIP EXPERIENCE: $45 per person for an Early Bird VIP ticket

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What do you get with a ticket?

If you pay for the "just entry" ticket, you can buy food and drink tickets individually at the event.

A general admission ticket will get you into the festival at 12 p.m. You will receive 10 mac and cheese food tickets and one drink ticket for a beer, cider, glass of wine, or soft drink.

A VIP ticket gets you into the festival an hour earlier, at 11 a.m., and you have access to an exclusive VIP section with private restrooms. You will also receive 10 mac and cheese food tickets, but you get two drink tickets instead of just one.

Know Before You Go

  • This event is expected to sell out. The upcoming Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival sold out months in advance, and they had to add a second day!
  • You must be 21+ to consume alcohol -- have a valid ID ready to show if asked.
  • Children 9 and under attend the festival for free.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page or the TasteUSA Facebook page. Check out their other upcoming food festivals!

**All photos in this article are courtesy of TasteUSA.

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