Fun fact: in the United Kingdom, Mac n Cheese is apparently just called macaroni cheese. The cheesy, gooey, often covered in breadcrumbs, pasta dish is easily a favorite comfort food amongst kids and adults alike no matter where you live.
If you count yourself among those who love mac n cheese, great news: the Mac and Cheese Festival is returning to Kalamazoo this summer.
The Undeniably Dairy Mac and Cheese Festival is happening Saturday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 19th (2022) at the Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo. If you've attended the Mac N Cheese Festival in the past, you already know... tickets will absolutely sell out quickly.
So far, the vendor lineup for this year's event has yet to be announced. But, tickets are on sale. The prices are:
- VIP Mac & Beer $55 - must be 21 years old to purchase. Includes 10 tokens for mac & cheese samples, 10 tokens for beer/hard cider samples, early entry, swag like a mac & cheese hate, logoed cup, and more
- VIP Just the Mac $40 - includes 10 tokens for mac & cheese samples, 2 tokens for pop/water, early entry, and the above-mentioned swag
- General Admission Mac & Beers $40 - must be 21 years old to purchase. Includes 7 tokens for mac & cheese samples, 5 tokens for beer/hard cider, logoed cup, lanyard, and spork
- General Admission Just the Mac $30 - includes 7 tokens for mac & cheese samples, logoed cup, lanyard, and spork.
Keep in mind, if you purchase either "Just the Mac" option, you will NOT be able to purchase alcohol at the event.
The Undeniably Dairy Mac and Cheese Festival also promised games, live music, inflatables, and more.
As stated earlier, the vendors for the 2022 Mac & Cheese Fest have not been announced just yet. We will update this article with a list of those vendors when they become available. You can also stay up to date on the Mac & Cheese Festival's official website or Facebook page.
Do you remember all of the vendors from the 2021 Mac & Cheese Festival? Hopefully, they'll make a return for this year's festivities: