No matter how old we get, our tastebuds manage to never outgrow certain things. While the list of what we haven't outgrown may be short, some of our absolute favorites are on it. Mac and cheese is one, a delicacy that can be eaten with a variety of toppings at any time of day. Now, there's a festival with endless options of mac and cheese coming to Austin very soon. Cheesy goodness, here we come.
On Sunday, Nov.10 the Austin Mac & Cheese Festival is back in our favorite city again and better than ever. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., ATX will be overrun with vendors prepared to let you chow down on their own versions of the pasta. The line-up has over 25 vendors and they're planning on making the list grow even longer before the big day.
Some of the vendors that have confirmed they'll be at the festival this year include Jewhungry, Punch Bowl Social, Abuelo's, and TLC. These are only a few of the cheesy competitors fighting to win our vote and we can't wait to see what they're bringing to the table. Literally.
Tickets went on sale earlier this month and start at $45 for GA, which gets you unlimited beverages and mac and cheese tastings. VIP is $100 and allows early entrance into the festival at 11 a.m., while the rest of the crowd will have to wait until noon. Plus, there's special VIP offerings!
The festival is two months away but we highly recommend getting your ticket early. Where there are unlimited mac and cheese, there are crowds of people lining up to get just that.
If you love festivals with unlimited food tastings, then Austin is the place for you. This weekend a fried chicken and hot wing festival will be taking place, and next month a chili fest won't be far from the city. Get your tastebuds ready, they're in for a real treat this fall!
Austin Mac & Cheese Festival 2019
Cuisine: Mac and cheese
Address: 6814 E. Riverside Dr., Unit 24, Austin, Texas 78758
Why you need to go: Your childhood dreams are finally coming true! Endless mac and cheese and you get to be the judge of them all, there's nothing quite as good as this.