Heaven on earth exists in Coeur d'Alene, but it only happens once a year. The Mac & Cheese Festival in Downtown Coeur d'Alene is on January 14, 2023. It's a special day in Idaho when chefs come from all over the area to celebrate our favorite childhood dish, Mac & Cheese.

Photo by Tina Witherspoon on Unsplash
Photo by Tina Witherspoon on Unsplash

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All of the chefs will be competing not for just the Golden Noodle Award, but the People's Choice. If you haven't just a heads up get tickets for this event because it will sell out.

If you're unfamiliar with how it works, you'll choose your package, select your check-in time, and then EAT! You can kick off the festival on Friday night with a Mac & Cheese dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene featuring a build-your-own Mac & Cheese bar.

  • Kiddie Mac - $12 (children 12 years & under)
  • Mac Pack - $25 (6 Mac & Cheese Tasters)
  • Mac & Beer - $35 (21+) (8 beer tastings, commemorative pint glass, 6 Mac & Cheese tasters)
  • Anytime VIP Mac & Beer - $45 (21+)(10 4 oz. beer tastings, 8 Mac & Cheese tasters, commemorative pint glass, anytime check-in)
  • Mac Daddy - Book Here! (Overnight accommodations at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, two Mac & Beer Tickets)

If you want to volunteer for the event they are looking for some extra hands! 

Have you attended the Mac & Cheese Festival before?

I have not but this is the first time I've heard of such an amazing event, would also make for a great weekend to experience Coeur d'Alene.

You can learn more about the event on the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association website. 

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