I have been waiting for this announcement. One of Michigan's biggest and best food festivals, the annual Mac And Cheese Festival in Kalamazoo, has announced its return. Due to the popularity of the festival, this will be a two-day event this year.

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Here are all of the cheesy details.

When and where is the Mac and Cheese Festival?

2022 Mac & Cheese Festival happens Saturday, 18th, and Sunday, June 19th at Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo. Festival hours are 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, both Saturday and Sunday.

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When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 4th. However, you can sign up on the festival's priority list here. Doing so will give you the opportunity to purchase your tickets early, on Thursday, April 21st.

How much are tickets to the Mac and Cheese Festival?

There are four different ticket options, and they are as follows,

VIP Mac & Beers

  • $55 (21 years of age and up only)
  • 10 tokens for mac & cheese samples
  • 10 drink tokens for beer and or hard cider samples
  • Early entry at 3:00 PM
  • Free mac & cheese festival hat
  • Cup
  • Lanyard and spork
  • Admission to the festival with live music, games, and more.

VIP Just The Mac

  • $40 for all ages, however, you will not be able to purchase alcohol
  • 10 tokens for mac & cheese samples
  • 2 tokens for pop or water
  • Free mac & cheese festival hat
  • Cup
  • Lanyard and spork
  • Admission to the festival with live music, games, and more.

GA Mac & Beers

  • $40 must be 21 years of age and up to purchase
  • 7 tokens for mac & cheese samples
  • 5 tokens for beer and or hard cider samples
  • Cup
  • Lanyard and spork
  • Admission to the festival with live music, games, and more.

GA Just the Mac

  • $30 for all ages, however, you will not be able to purchase alcohol
  • 7 tokens for mac & cheese samples
  • Cup
  • Lanyard and spork
  • Admission to the festival with live music, games, and more.

Additional Information

  • Additional sample tokens can be purchased on-site for $2 each, cash or credit accepted.
  • Children 12 and under have free admission during general admission only with a paid adult, but will not receive any samples. Sample tokens can be purchased on-site for $2 each. Have a kid that loves mac and cheese? Get our "Just the Mac" ticket.
  • You can follow the Mac & Cheese Festival Facebook page here.

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