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Norfolk Mac N Cheese Fest

October 8 2022

2 PM-8 PM
Waterside District 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA
The 3rd annual Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival is taking over the Waterside District on Saturday, October 8th, 2022! Join us for a family friendly event filled with TONs of Mac n’ Cheese, live entertainment, eating contests, themed activities & more!The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival will bring together over 15 of 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!AT A GLANCE
:cheese_wedge: 15+ Mac & Cheese Food Vendors (Over 40 styles)
:cheese_wedge: Kids Fun Zone Carnival Games & Activities
:cheese_wedge: Mac & Cheese, French Fry Eating & Can of Whiz Holding Contests
:cheese_wedge: Cheese Fry Bar
:cheese_wedge: “Best of” Awards Ceremony
:cheese_wedge: Giant Craft Beer Garden
:cheese_wedge: Axe Throwing Expo
:cheese_wedge: Bands & Live Entertainment
:cheese_wedge: Baggo Tournament & Tailgate Games
:cheese_wedge: Merchandise, General Vendors & more!GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET $9.99* (Limited Pre-Sale) 2PM to 8PM
:cheese_wedge: Entry into FestivalVIP TICKET $49.99* (Full Retail Price) 12PM to 8PM
:cheese_wedge: Express Two-Hour Early Entry (Doors open at 11AM for VIP)
:cheese_wedge: All You Can Eat Mac N’ Cheese from 12PM-2PM (pay as you go after 2PM)
:cheese_wedge: 4 Drink Vouchers
:cheese_wedge: Complimentary order of French Fries
:cheese_wedge: Commemorative Keepsake
:cheese_wedge: 25% Off Merchandise CouponHOW IT WORKS
Over 15 of the area’s best restaurants & food purveyors will be on hand to dish out a variety of gourmet Mac & Cheese along Mac & Cheese inspired dishes! All food-related items will work on a voucher system with vouchers sold in sheets of 5 for $15. This provides the best opportunity for you to try as many locations & varieties of Mac & Cheese as possible or larger platters of your favorite vendor!
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!DARE TO COMPETE!
The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival will be awarding cash, prizes & awards to the following competitions:
:cheese_wedge: 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_wedge: 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!
:cheese_wedge: 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!AWARDS CEREMONY
The area’s best will be battling it out to see who has the best Mac N’ Cheese in all the land!
:cheese_wedge: Best Tasting Mac & Cheese
:cheese_wedge: Most Unique Mac & Cheese
  • more awards to be announced!
:cheese_wedge: Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticketPARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
:cheese_wedge: Coming Soon!REFUND & EXCHANGE POLICY
*All tickets purchased for The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival 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 without notice.

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