The Macaroni and Cheese Festival

Cheesy Sins of the Past

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Did you know that the macaroni noodle was named after the Duke of Macaroni, an Italian nobleman who in the late 16th century initiated the brutal practice of drowning those he believed to be witches in vats of melted cheese. Ironically, though, the name does not come from his preferred method of torture, but rather was a jab at his famous noodle-like hair. (Don't look this "fact" up.) See how the fair duke's legacy lives on at the Third Annual Macaroni and Cheese Festival this Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum lawn. This 21 and up event will celebrate cheesy goodness with fare from over 30 vendors, wine and beer tastings, live music and games. Tickets cost $35 and ensure that you will not be turned into human fondue. (Joshua Lee)

Saturday Aug 19, 2017

9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone: 505-768-6020






Website: Click to Visit

Browse the delicious wares of over 30 vendors, enjoy wine and beer tastings, live music, entertainment and games.

Spread the cheese!

The 3rd Annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival is returning to the Albuquerque Balloon Museum Lawn. Enjoy this adult only 21+ event with Gourmet Mac & Cheese from 30+ vendors, wine and beer tastings, full pours, live music, entertainment and games to enjoy!

Must be 21 to enter with proper ID.  Anyone under the age of 21, or without proper ID, will not be allowed entry, including children.

Nursing infants will be allowed.

Lawn chairs and/or blankets are allowed.

Please, service dogs only.

No pop-ups, coolers or outside food allowed.