Mac & Cheese Cook-Off This Saturday in Rockville

True Respite and Saints Row breweries will be holding a “Very Spooky Mac & Cheese Cook-Off” this Saturday, October 29, from 12-5pm at True Respite Brewery (7301 Calhoun Pl #600) in Rockville. The brewery will also be hosting a Fall Maker’s Market that will feature food trucks, live music and a costume contest. Six Cool Moms will be holding a Halloween Dance Party after the market from 6-9p. Full details below courtesy of True Respite on Facebook:

“On Saturday, October 29th, from 12-5 pm, True Respite & Saints Row present A Very Spooky Mac & Cheese Cook-Off!

Contestants bring their finest culinary mac & cheese creations to compete for the ultimate victory, being crowned the True Respite & Saints Row’s Very Spooky Mac & Cheese Cook-Off winner. If you’re interested in entering the competition, or if you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].
We need plenty of judges to come vote on their favorite recipe! Being a judge is completely free and open to all. Just show up, try all of the mac & cheese, and case your vote.
This year is extra special because we’re hosting the Sixx Cool Moms for their Fall Maker’s Market during the cook-off! Local makers will be on-site selling their handmade products.
Come in costume and enter our annual costume contest! Come and join us for lots of yummy mac & cheese, costume contest, local makers, live music, and food trucks.
12-5 pm Sixx Cool Moms Maker’s Market
12-2:30 pm Mac & Cheese Tasting & Voting (until samples run out)
2:30 pm Voting ends so that we can tally the scores
3:00 pm Costume Contest & Awards Ceremony
2-5 pm Live Music”

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

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