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Austin Mac & Cheese Festival

Sunday, November 10, 2019

11:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Carson Creek Ranch

701 Dalton Lane, Austin, TX, USA


Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, attendance will be at maximum capacity and there will NOT be tickets available at the door. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Let's Get Cheesy!

The distinctively American, incredibly versatile and unapologetically cheesiest dish in in the world is returning for the mother of all food festivals. A childhood favorite that only continues to grow in complexity and admiration throughout one's life, Mac & Cheese is the reigning heavyweight champion of savory indulgence - and we're celebrating it with the 4nd annual AUSTIN MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL!

Austin's Best Mac & Cheese!

Join us to celebrate the return of America's favorite side dish, on Sunday, November 10th, where you'll enjoy tastings from over 25 of Austin's most talented chefs, eateries and food truck artisans, as they prepare their unique recipes of gourmet mac & cheese for all to enjoy. Watch them battle it out and vote for your favorite to see who will be crowned the best in the city!


The Mac & Cheese Festival will feature a fully stocked bar featuring everything from Beer, Cocktails, Cider, Wine and Spritzers along with multiple beverage vendors offering sample, cocktails and other drinks. We'll also include Lemonade, Iced Tea, Sodas and Water for the non-drinkers and minors under 21, to make this the perfect Sunday Funday with friends

A portion of the proceeds benefit Austin Area Food Bank!

Vendor Line-up

Micklethwait Craft Meats

The Original Black's BBQ



Max's Wine Dive

The League Kitchen

Paul Martin's American Grill

Huckleberry Hospitality

Hideaway Kitchen

Shake Shack

Punch Bowl Social

Sprouts Farmers Market



The Silver Whisk

Bacchus & Brown

Brooklyn Breakfast Shop

Chi'lantro BBQ

6th & Waller

Teal House Bakery


Vamonos Mexican Restaurant

Monger's Market + Kitchen

Antonelli's Cheese Co. (mac & cheese toppings bar)

-VIP Specialty Cocktails by:

Milam & Greene Whiskey

Herradura Tequila

Ranch Water Canned Spritzer by Ranch Hand

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How much can I eat?

There will be 2 oz. tasting portions of mac & cheese from DOZENS of restaurants, so eat as much as you can while supplies last! We DO NOT allow take home containers.

Will there be alcohol available?

You must be 21+ to consume alcohol, and all tickets are $45 - $100 and beverages are included with purchase.

What happens if it rains?

The event venue is mostly indoors with an outdoor courtyard. The event will continue rain or shine.

Bring your tickets

Please bring your ticket or electronic ticket via mobile device, your ID, some extra cash to purchase Mac & Cheese Fest swag. Also bring a BIG appetite!

My kids LOVE mac & cheese – can I bring them?

Of course, children ages 5 and under may enter for free! Discounted tickets are available children ages 6-10 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by a ticket holder Adult.

Will there be gluten free, vegan or vegetarian mac & cheese?

The Mac & Cheese Fest cannot guarantee that gluten-free options will be available but vendors have been strongly encouraged to use gluten free products to offer as samples. Stay tuned for participating restaurants and chefs line-up.

I don't drink alcohol. Will there be non alcoholic beverages available?

Yes! Water, lemonade, tea, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Are dogs allowed?

Pets are not allowed unless required for disabilities.

I'm a member of the media, how do I get in?

Press and media passes are available at limited quantities. Please contact festival organizers for more information on media passes.


Free parking is available at the venue.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in becoming a Title Sponsor for the festival, contact:

All ticket sales are final after 11-09-2019.

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