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Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival

Category: Food & Drink

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The 2nd annual Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival is taking over the Waterside District on Saturday, August 7, 2021! Join Waterside District for a family-friendly event filled with Mac n’ Cheese themed activities & madness!

The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival will bring together over 15 of the area’s best restaurants, food trucks & chef's cheesy visions into reality! Get ready to try a mountain of cheese goodness at Virginia’s largest-ever mac and cheese festival. No matter how you like it—peppery, with ketchup, crispy with breadcrumbs or creamy like butter, you'll find the mac and cheese of your dreams right here!

Over 15 of the area’s best restaurants & food purveyors will be on hand to dish out a variety of gourmet Mac & Cheese served in 2 to 3oz sizes (Sold at $1.50 each). All food related items will work on a voucher system with vouchers sold in sheets 10 for $15 (2lbs of Mac & Cheese goodness!). This provides the best opportunity for you to try as many locations & varieties of Mac & Cheese as possible!

Vouchers can be purchased in sheets at voucher stations throughout the festival grounds & will be exchanged for a serving of Mac & Cheese or other food related items. There will various bars, beverage stations & beer gardens serving ice cold brews, fine spirits, water, soda & other refreshments on a normal cash & credit system. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell funnel cakes, cotton candy, ice-cream, water ice, hot chocolate, desserts & other goodies!
This years food festival will be broken down into 2 seperate sessions; 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm. VIP guests will be available to stay for the entire festival 11am-8pm! The structured sessions will help minimize wait times at food & beverage vendors while also providing more space for guests .