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3rd annual Mac and Cheese Fest returning to Scottsdale this fall

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PHOENIX — Gooey goodness is returning to Scottsdale for two days this fall.

The third annual Mac and Cheese Fest will happen Nov. 16-17 at Salt River Fields.

More than 30 local restaurants will be on hand showcasing their best cheesy eats from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission and $5 for children ages 4-12.

VIP tickets are available for $75 and include four drink tickets, five mac and cheese tasting tokens, a free water or soda and access to a shaded tent with private restrooms.

Mac and cheese samples will be sold for $2 a pop.

Home chefs who believe they have a delectable mac and cheese recipe can also get in on the action.

Those who want to enter the Mac and Cheese S’Mac Down can upload a video of them making their recipe to YouTube by Oct. 15. The 10 videos that have the most likes by Oct. 30 will advance to the live cook-off Nov. 16.

The festival also will feature mac and cheese cooking demonstrations, games and live music.

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