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Say, cheese! Mac and Cheese Fest to be held in Scottsdale on Saturday

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PHOENIX — Say, cheese! The first annual Mac and Cheese Fest will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, giving cheese lovers the opportunity to indulge in a day full of comfort-filled fun.

The Mac and Cheese Fest will be held at The Scottsdale Waterfront from noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The festival will feature one whole day of — what else — mac and cheese samplings. There will also be plenty of drinks available to pair with your cheesy meal.

Tickets for the festival will range from $15 to $75 for the day-long event. The $15 ticket package will include general admission, without any food or drink tickets. The $20 ticket package will include 10 food tickets, while the $25 will include five beer and five food tickets.

The $40 ticket package will include 10 beer and 10 food tickets, the $52.50 tickets will include 15 beer and 15 food tickets and the $75 VIP ticket package will include 15 food tickets, five drink tickets, two drink tokens, free water, access to a private lounge and bathrooms, a free T-shirt and early access.

Children under the age of 3 will not require an admission ticket. The mac and cheese samples will be approximately half a cup, while the beer pours will be four ounces.

But don’t fret, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free mac and cheese lovers: The festival will have samples available for all health and dietary preferences.

Mac and cheese lovers can also watch some of the Valley’s top chefs take part in live demonstrations and see which one of the mac and cheese “rock stars” will take home the Golden Noodle trophy.

Backpacks and empty water bottles will be allowed in, but nothing else. There will also be no re-entry into the festival. Parking will be available in parking garages at Via Soleri and Goldwater or at 5th Avenue, or anywhere in Old Town Scottsdale.

For anyone (over the age of 21) who is looking to indulge in the alcoholic beverages, using a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft is highly encouraged.

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