Tickets to the 2nd annual Austin Mac & Cheese Festival are now on sale!  Austin Food Magazine presents the return and celebration of America’s favorite side dish, at the 2nd annual Austin Mac & Cheese Festival, November 19th, where you’ll see some of Austin’s best chefs and eateries battle it out to see who truly has the best mac & cheese in the city. Attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite selections in the ultimate Mac & Cheese showdown!


The festival sold out in only three days 2016, however due to the festival’s massive popularity the event will take place in a larger space on the campus of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, so there will be many more tickets available to raging hungry Austinites.


Weekend festivities include the festival Grand Tasting, which will take place Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. (VIP entry at noon) at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (6020 Dillard Cir, Austin, TX 78752).


This year the festival staff has announced additional events to compliment the festival’s grand tasting event during the weekend.  Other Mac and Cheese Festival events taking place separately from the Festival Grand tasting day itself include a Mac-N-Mimosas Brunch on Saturday November 18th; Mac-N-Mixology Cocktail Party on Friday Nov. 17th; and a Mac and Cheese Wine Pairing Dinner on Thursday Nov. 16th.  Tickets for these bonus events will be announce in September with locations and details to be announced in the coming weeks.


Tickets are available in three different options.

Generally Cheesy Admission (GA)$45/person – includes unlimited mac and cheese samples, 3 beverage tickets and 1 vote for your favorite mac and cheese.

Superior Cheesy Admission (SA)$60/per person – includes unlimited mac and cheese samples, 6 beverage tickets and 1 vote for your favorite mac and cheese.

Very Important Cheesy Admission (VIP)$100/per person – includes ulimited mac and cheese samples, 10 beverage tickets, 1 free festival t-shirt, additional swag, entry in to the VIP lounge with additional mac and cheese goodness.

Tickets may be purchased at

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