More than 5,000 have attended in the past and more than $60,000 has been raised! The Magic City Mac + Cheese Fest is part competition, part celebration of the South’s favorite comfort food, and an important fundraiser for CGS. We look forward to having you join us this year!

We will have live music, activities and games for kids, plenty of food and beverages to enjoy, and some friendly mac and cheese competition of course! Pets are welcome, too. It will be fun for the whole family!


1PM to 4PM
Sunday, November 12, 2023


Back Forty Birmingham
3201 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35222
(get directions)


Early Bird tickets
(through 9/19/23)

  • $15 for adults
  • $5 for children ages 6-12
  • free for children 5 and under

Regular Tickets
(9/20/23 – 11/11/23)

  • $20 for adults
  • $5 for children ages 6-12
  • free for children 5 and under.

Day of tickets will be $25. So get them early!

Are you interested in sponsoring this event?

Are you interested in being a vendor?

2023 Sponsors


Mac ‘n’ Cheese Vendors

Other Vendors

  • Alabama Ali
  • Aroma’s From Home
  • Battle Axe’s Feast
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Blind Dog Biscuit
  • Chicken & Sweets Southern Yard Bird
  • Cottage Industry Soap Company
  • Fultondale Fire Department – Chief GrillDaddy & The Old Guys
  • Katie’s Plates
  • Lemonade Junkees
  • Lil Bougie Foodie LLC
  • Porky’s Pride
  • Simone’s Kitchen ATL
  • Southern Brothers Pork Skins
  • Starshine Faces
  • Sweet Daddy’s Sweet Potato Pies
  • Urban Cookhouse
  • 1918 Catering

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