Massive Mac and Cheese Festival coming to Mississauga soon


Published January 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm


Are you already fretting about not having plans for Valentine’s Day? 

Fret no more. 

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day (or the entire Family Day long weekend) solo, with friends or with a significant other, you now have the chance to spend it eating creative (and Instagrammable) mac and cheese dishes. 

North America’s largest Mac and Cheese Festival is hosting a massive Valentine’s weekend festival from February 14-16, 2020, in Mississauga. 

The three-day event, which will take place at the Small Arms Inspection Building, will welcome a number of chefs and mac and cheese aficionados who will be on hand to prepare some of their signature comfort food dishes. 

Attendees can also enjoy plenty of wine, cocktails, margaritas, and beer. 

Organizers say attendees can also check out other food and dessert options.

Some vendors slated to appear at the festival include Bacon Nation, Cheese Headz, Cheese Secrets, Dope As Duck, Get Your Own Taters, Golden Bubbles, Islas Filipino BBQ, Johnny Briskets, Meltwich, Rick’s Good Eats, Saltlick Smokehouse, 6 Spice Rack, Soo Irie, The Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles, The Pie Guys and more.

There will be 40+ over-the-top mac and cheese creations for Valentine’s weekend, including red velvet mac and cheese topped with 24K edible gold-wrapped bacon roses, garlic parmesan waffles stuffed with mac and cheese and topped with torched bacon, tex-mex cheese, and parsley flakes, rainbow mac and cheese, mac and cheese spring rolls, crispy fried, gluten-free tater tots topped with gruyere and sharp cheddar, mac and cheese apple and wine duck sausages topped with maple habanero aioli and bacon, Piri Piri mac and cheese with roasted chicken, aged white cheddar, and Piri Piri sauce, macaroni and cheese pancakes, and more. 

Guests can play racing simulators, giant games, and the most popular board games, including What Do You Meme, Blokus, Bad People, Telestrations After Dark, the Pit Card Game and more. 

The festival will also have retro video games available to play on Nintendo Classic, Super Nintendo and Playstation Classic.

Attendees can also discover new flavours at The Craft Beer Bar and taste locally-made beers and ciders from across Ontario.

To top it all off for Valentine’s, the festival will also have dance instructors on hand to teach guests how to line dance, salsa and more. 

Limited tickets will be available for purchase online and there are multiple entry times per day. 

Tickets are valid for entry anytime between designated times. Once guests have entered, they may stay as long as they want (no re-entry is permitted, however). 

Early bird ticket sales end Jan. 31, 2020.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 13- 18). Kids 12 and under are free. 

To purchase food and drinks, you must buy tokens. Tokens will be sold in batches of four tokens for $5.

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