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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kourie

LI Foodie Event Series Begins This Saturday

Updated: Apr 17

All aboard! Thousands set to visit LI's "must-attend" foodie events.

hands holding macaroni & cheese

Long Island is the destination for food enthusiasts with the NY Mac & Cheese Fest this Saturday, April 20th followed by the eagerly anticipated NY Best Wings Fest on Sunday, May 19. Featuring a stellar lineup of local culinary talent and hosted by renowned personalities, these 2024 events officially kick off a season filled with epic flavors and unforgettable group fun. Conveniently accessible via the Long Island Rail Road, these festivals are the perfect way to experience the best of both Nassau and Suffolk counties' food scenes while supporting local. Think Subway Series ,Yankees and Mets but cult classic Food Festivals with your besties!

The LI Foodie Event Series Begins This Saturday

NY Mac & Cheese Fest 2024

group photo at mac & cheese fest

Taste Competitors Dishes with your group then Vote for LI's Best Cheese Dish Awards!

Step into the ultimate cheesy delight at Rockville Centre’s The Loft Event Space at Tap Room RVC, where Lexi Martone—Food Network star and mastermind of Blackthorn NY Pop-Ups—will captivate you at the Mac & Cheese Throw Down. Imagine a local version of "Beat Bobby Flay," with culinary titans like Swingbelly's BBQ, Bluebird Kitchen LI, new-comers Smokin Stevie Ray's BBQ and more. Last year's judges crowned a Flaming Hot Cheeto Mac & Cheese as the top dish. Watch Moe's Southwestern heat up the competition with a Queso Throw Down. Join in on fun social media challenges, brave the Spicy Mac & Cheese Eating Contest, and more. Savor the flavor with your group, then help crown this year's People’s Choice for LI's Official Best Mac & Cheese! Secure Tickets Now.

Continuing the Excitement

NY Best Wings Fest

People at a Wing Festival

Attendees Sample and Vote for LI’s Best Wings at The NY Best Wings Fest.

Sure, we all know your air fryer chicken wings are the best ;) But since it began in 2014, the NY Best Wings Fest has been the battleground for Long Island & New York's Official Best Wings Championships. It has attracted wing fanatics from all over Long Island, greater New York & the Tri-State area. Stop at the LIRR Patchogue station and walk right to Arooga's for a day of wild wings, local restaurants, and lively competition with more heat than UFC 300!

Enjoy the vibe brought by a comedic host, an expert judges' panel, music, ghost pepper hot wing eating contests, and more. Don’t miss your chance to vote for the Best Wings on LI with your Wing Entourage as the LI Foodie Event Series continues! Suggested: Since 2014, This event always sells out in advance: Purchase Tickets Now.

Exclusive and Accessible

Both events are crafted to be the most enjoyable group outings on Long Island. Directly next to LIRR stations, they offer maximum convenience so you won’t miss out on the fun. These exclusive, one-day events, also voted best 420 events near me, has limited sessions which mean tickets are in high demand—especially with General Admission for Session 1 already sold out for NY Mac & Cheese Fest. Remember the Countdown is on as The LI Foodie Event Series begins this Saturday! Suggested: Secure VIP Tickets below now.

21+ only events (alcoholic & N/A beverages are available for purchase at both venues)

Don’t wait—purchase your tickets now! Check out easily with Mobile Pay below!

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