Local restaurants will be serving up their cheesiest renditions of America’s comfort food at this two-day festival, in its second year. General admission guests can purchase macaroni and cheese samples ($2) and wash them down with beers in the craft beer garden. VIP guests get five tasting tokens, four drink tickets and a free soda or water. The event also features mac and cheese cooking demonstrations and lawn games.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 17-18. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. $15 for general admission; $20 for beer garden (with general admission); $75-$85 for VIP; $10 for children’s general admission. macandcheesefestaz.com.