When you think of Southern food, so many images can come to mind. Here in Charleston, you can find many restaurants touting Southern food in all sorts of ways. Everyone has their favorite dish. However, one side dish is making a star appearance here in Charleston, mac and cheese. From kids to adults, mac and cheese is one of those dishes that everyone can enjoy. This year, see how area restaurants fix their mac and cheese at the Charleston Mac Off. We at Infinity Realty love our Southern food and enjoy this cook-off. Read on to find out more about this year’s Charleston Mac Off!

Mac Off History

This year marks the 7th year for the Mac Off event. Since it’s start, it has expanded to a few cities across the South. It has always been a family-friendly event. The main goal of Mac Off is for restaurants to show off their cooking skills and attendees get to enjoy it! You will also find live music, kid’s activities, cooking demos, and more!

Charleston Mac Off

This year’s Charleston Mac Off is November 5th and 6th. It is at The Grove at Patriots Point. This location is ideal for not only the space but the views. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Cooper River, the bridge, Yorktown, and downtown Charleston. Each day at the Charleston Mac Off will be from 12pm to 6 pm. 


Tickets to the Charleston Mac Off are $10 per person. Children 10 and under get in free. On top of that are your tasting tickets. These tickets are $1 each and can go towards buying mac and cheese samples as well as drinks. Most samples are around 2 tickets. Drinks can range from 2 to 8 tickets. There also will be other vendors at the event that take cash/cards as well. 

Mac and Cheese

Of course, the best part of the event is the mac and cheese. At the Charleston Mac Off event, there will be at least 25 different restaurants participating. This means there will be at least 25 different types of mac and cheese to try. Some will be fried, some can have seafood in them, others will have specialty cheeses, the ideas are endless! 

Who Benefits from the Charleston Mac Off

This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Charleston Mac Off will go to Lowcountry Local First. This organization is amazing. They provide such a needed a unique service to the residents of our area. Their message is simple. When you think about buying anything, whether it is a service, clothing item, or even food, think Charleston first. There are so many local businesses offering exactly what you need. You have a choice, choose them. Have a look at their extensive list of businesses they have partnered with. 


As you can see, the Charleston Mac Off event will not only be tasty but will give back to our wonderful community. Having a great sense of community is one of the many things that draws visitors to our area. After a few times, they quickly plan to be residents. Thinking of becoming a Charleston resident? Consider our team at Infinity Realty. We enjoy helping our clients from the beginning until the keys are in your hand. Contact us today and start looking for your next Charleston home.