Mac & Cheese Fest 2023

Mac & Cheese Fest 2023 Tickets now on Sale! The unique festival that draws the area’s top chefs and breweries to serve up their own unique spin on Mac & Cheese. The festival is a mix of food fest and beer fest with 20+ types of mac & cheese and over 50+ different craft beers to sample. Tom Rauen, creator of the event said, “We are excited for our 5th year, to showcase the amazing and talented chefs and brewers of our area while creating an experience that friends and family can enjoy.”

This community event draws around 1,000 attendees and supports the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. “The cause hits close to home and we started this event after our son Thomas spent 19 days in the NICU in Iowa City,” said co-chair Amanda Rauen.

Mac & Cheese Fest will be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on May 4th, 2023 from 6pm-8pm, with a VIP hour from 5pm-6pm. Tickets and more information are available at

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