Editor’s note: As of Oct. 1, Northern Virginia Magazine has been notified that this event has been canceled. For more information, stay updated here.
Your favorite comfort food is getting an upgrade: the NoVA Mac and Cheese Festival.
The TasteUSA event will take over North Fairfax Drive and North Stuart Street in Ballston on Oct. 5, for what TasteUSA promises to be “the cheesiest event Northern Virginia has ever seen,” according to the event posting.
Gooey, creamy and, if you’re lucky, with a crunchy topping, the event will feature over 30 kinds of macaroni and cheese from participating locations that include local restaurants, food trucks and various food vendors. Guests can also enjoy the live music, craft beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as over-the-top mac and cheese presentations.
Tickets are on sale now with over 800 attendees already scheduled to attend this coming fall. Entry tickets are $20 with food and drink tickets sold separately; general admission tickets are available for $40, which includes 10 mac and cheese food tickets and one drink ticket; and VIP tickets are available for $55, offering guests one-hour-early admission to the event, a private VIP area, 10 mac and cheese tickets and three drink tickets.
The event also offers easy access off the Orange and Silver Metro lines at the Ballston station. // NoVA Mac and Cheese Fesitval: North Fairfax Drive and North Stuart Street in Arlington; noon-5 p.m.; $40 general admission, $20 entry, 9 years and younger are free
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