[embed-2] The ninth annual Charleston Mac Off, the head-to-head mac-and-cheese competition where local restaurants and vendors whip up samples of the carb-y good stuff for the world to enjoy, is happening Sat. Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium — free parking, y’all. 

General admission tickets are $17.50, but bring cash to purchase mac and cheese samples. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for purchase ($5-$7), with water, soda, and other food options ranging in price from $2-$7. VIP tickets area available for $125 and include VIP parking, an open bar, private bathrooms, catered food, an access pass to mac and cheese vendors, a beer garden, and a bourbon and cigar bar.

This year’s competitors include Crave, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Top Shelf Catering, Sticky Fingers, and Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House. Check their site to see who else will be added in the coming days. There will also be an artisan market, Berlins kitchen demo, and kid’s zone.

For more information, visit charlestonmacoff.com.

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