Who doesn't love ooey gooey mac and cheese? Well, get ready because Michigan's largest Mac and Cheese Festival is returning home this summer!

Michigan's Largest Mac and Cheese Festival

Back in 2019, the first ever Mac and Cheese Festival was held in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Undeniable Dairy, Facebook
Undeniable Dairy, Facebook

Since there was much love for the event, the event traveled to new cities in different states.

After leaving Kalamazoo in 2023 to go to Ohio and Wisconsin, the festival is returning to Kzoo.

Undeniably Dairy - Facebook
Undeniably Dairy - Facebook

Hosted by Outlier Events and Undeniably Dairy, the Mac and Cheese Fest is will be at Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Outlier puts on multiple events in West Michigan, including the new new Tots and Taps Fest in Grand Rapids.

What to Expect at Kalamazoo Mac and Cheese Festival

You'll get to sample one-of-a-kind mac and cheese dishes from more than 25 vendors. There will also be more than 150 beer, wine, and spirit options, plus enjoy live music, and fun activities. Each attendee will receive "all-inclusive" style tickets with food samples, beer/cider samples, a souvenir cup and more. This is an all-ages event.

Tickets to Kalamazoo and Cheese Fest

Tickets for the Mac and Cheese Festival are not on sale yet. You can sign up here to be put on a priority list to get tickets starting April 11.


Tickets for Kalamazoo's Mac and Cheese Festival start at $39 for General Admission "Just the Mac.

Here's a breakdown on ticket pricing:

  • $39 GA Just the Mac Tickets include admission, plus 6 tokens for mac samples, 3 tokens for soda/ water, logoed cup and lanyard.
  • $49 GA Mac and Beers Tickets include admission, 6 tokens for mac samples, 6 drink tokens, logoed cup and lanyard.
  • $49 VIP Just the Mac Tickets include admission, early entry at 3p.m., 10 tokens for mac samples, 3 tokens for non alcoholic drinks, mac and cheese hat, lanyard, cup.
  • $65 VIP Mac and Beers tickets include admission, early entry at 3p.m, 10 tokens for mac samples, 10 drink tokens, mac and cheese hat, lanyard, cup.

Here's video from the 2022 fest in Kzoo.

New West Michigan Restaurants

Nearly 40 new restaurants, including authentic Mexican eateries, breakfast joints, pizza places, and Boba shops have opened in West Michigan in the past year.

How many have you been to?

Gallery Credit: Janna

More From 100.7 WITL