Dreams really do come true: Indy's first mac and cheese fest set for January 2017

Posted: 6:34 PM, Dec 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-02 23:34:30Z

INDIANAPOLIS – Sure there are beer, cocktail and even donut festivals in Indy, but we learned dreams really do come true thanks to the city’s newest festival – Return of the Mac: Indy’s first mac and cheese fest.

This cheese-filled event will take place on Jan. 8 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Circle City Industrial Complex. During the fest you can sample unlimited cheesy creations from more than 20 of Indy’s favorite restaurants while chefs put their special twist on everyone’s favorite comfort dish.

Items will be judged by Indy foodies who will declare the winner of the (ultimate) Golden Noodle.

So sure, you heard the mac and cheese part, but who’s cooking up the cheese?

Some of the city’s most popular restaurants participating include: Thunderbird, Kuma’s Corner, ClusterTruck, Hollyhock Hill Restaurant, Sangrita Saloon, The District Tap, CharBlue, Cobblestone Grill, Delicia, Rooster’s Kitchen, Grigsyby Station, Red Frazier Bison Ranch and more.

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Oh, and if you’re on the fence about going, it is sure to be a popular event as it already has over 1,000 people interested in attending, according to the event’s Facebook page.

If that has convinced you to check it out, tickets go on sale Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Each ticket grants you unlimited samplings for two hours and access to a full bar (for those 21 and over of course). All ages are welcome.

Ready to buy your ticket? Get all of the details here