Mac and cheese is probably in the top 5 of the comforting foods Texans love the most. Somehow, the creamy pasta dish has the power to make us all instantly feel good. If this happens to you as well, you will be thrilled to know that a huge mac and cheese festival is coming to Arlington this month and the sampling is unlimited. Yum!
The Texas Mac & Cheese Festival will fill Texans' palates with the warmest, ooey-gooey creations on February 22. Attendees will also enjoy all sorts of mac and cheese-themed activities.
This event will convene some of the best Dallas-Fort Worth eateries, food trucks, and specialized Chefs, so here you will encounter (and savor) all kinds of macs, from the traditional homemade style to more bold and creative recipes.
Organizers claim this to be Texas' largest-ever mac and cheese festival, so if you're a foodie, you definitely need to save your spot at this deliciously fun event.
Besides the great food, festival-goers will also enjoy a giant beer garden, a French Fry bar, eating contests, live entertainment, and different types of games for all ages.
You will also have a shopping opportunity thanks to the merch vendors that will be expecting you on site.
The festival will stretch from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. That's six hours to try tasty and unique creations from over 15 of the best mac and cheese cooks in the Dallas area.
It doesn't matter if you prefer your mac with some ketchup, topped with crispy breadcrumbs, peppery, or extra cheesy. Everything you might dream of will be waiting for you here.
There are two different types of tickets to choose from if you want to attend this festival. The first one is the Premium ticket, which will give you entry, a free drink, and ten mac and cheese vouchers.
You can also purchase the VIP Package and get two-hour early entry (at noon), two hours of unlimited mac and cheese tasting, five free drinks, access to an exclusive VIP Area with private restrooms, seating, mechanical bull rides, select bars, and vendors.
VIP ticket holders also get a commemorative festival keepsake, an order of french fries from the French Fry Bar, and 25% off in all the merchandise of the festival.
In case you go for the Premium ticket, and you want to get more vouchers, you will be able to purchase ten voucher sheets for $15 at the voucher stations. The samples will be served in two or three ounces size, sold at $1.50 each.
To pair with your yummy samples, you can get drinks from various bars, beverage stations or the beer garden. You can sip an ice-cold brew or cocktails made with fine spirits. Soft beverages will also be available.
The Mac and Cheese Festival will be giving away cash prizes to contestants that win the eating contests and the Can of Whiz Hold.
Do you have what it takes to be the next champion? Here you can get all the details to participate and win some money.
Texas Mac And Cheese Festival
Price: $29.99 - $54.99
When: February 22
Address: Texas Live at 1650 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy endless amounts of creamy mac and cheese, drinks from a Texas' size beer garden, a huge french fry bar, several eating contests, games, and live entertainment. Mark your calendars!