The "hottest" gift of this holiday season might be tickets to MacChilifest. This popular event now includes a mac 'n cheese competition. Pairing mac 'n cheese with the chili competition is a natural evolution of this fun filled popular event. Most folks know this event as Chilifest but this year with the brush of a pen, and a new name, people understand immediately that they will be in for more than just great chilii!
MacChilifest will take place at Bedford Middle School in Westport CT on Sunday Feb. 7th from 11 a.m. to 3.p.m. The event is promoted as a pre-Super Bowl event because the Super Bowl is held later in the day. The big game doesn't kick off until close to 7pm; so instead of hanging around to go out or have friends come over, people come out in droves to judge the best chili and now mac 'n cheese in Fairfield County. The event will have a tailgate vibe because attendees will come in their favorite team jersey.
Some even put on eye black! Even the band from Sacred Heart University comes and pumps up the crowd in anticipation of the big game later that day.
Tickets are available online at
www.MacChilifest.org as well as at the door. Adults are $15 and kids (6-12) are $5. Everyone is given a spoon, ballot and pencil; and then they are off to enjoy unlimited sampling of 20 different kinds of chili's and mac 'n cheese entries from 18 restaurants as well as local fire departments. The votes of the participants will determine the winner in the classic beef chili category, the creative chili category and the new mac 'n cheese category.
Chilifest benefits the Turtle Fund which seeks to promote the education of young people in art, music, theater, skilled craft and other creative pursuits in order to create a rich cultural heritage for tomorrow.
For more winter event information on Fairfield County www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com