Mac And Cheese Fest: Everything You Need To Know
Want to bring your families down to the Mac And Cheese Fest but are unsure what to expect? That’s where I come in. I am here to make sure you have a wonderful time with your family and I can help you budget your visit.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• SIGNING UP
It is not mandatory, but I recommend getting your Free Admission Tickets online. It gets you in the park at opening time, bypasses the Admission line faster, and you get a free VitaCoco drink.
Here is where you can sign up for the free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mac-and-cheese-festival-tickets-34233464213
Ontario Place: West Island (955 Lake Shore Blvd. West)
The cost of parking is $3.25 for 30 minutes or $25 for a full day.
Closed Parking Lot
Lot #1 is situated right under a set of stairs which leads you right to the bridge.
If Lot #1 is full, the next closest place to park is Lot #2.
• GO STATION
The Mac And Cheese Festival has a FREE shuttle bus to and from The Exhibition GO Station! This runs every ten minutes.
• COSTS TO EXPECT
While entrance admission and the stage entertainment are free, there are some costs. Here are the costs so your family can budget wisely for the weekend.
The Mac And Cheese Fest is unique with payment.
When you arrive, you will purchase your tokens. It’s $15 for your first 10 tokens and then $10 for 10 tokens after that. Your paying family member will receive a stamp after the first 10 tokens, so they can get the $10 for 10 for any purchases after this. The tokens will be your “money” for the event.
There will be stations all throughout the event where you can purchase more tokens.
Food Costs on average range from 2-9 tokens depending on the size and type of Mac And Cheese you buy.
ENTERTAIN KIDS PAVILION
The Entertain Kids On A Dime Pavilion is a 4,000 square foot white building you will see when you come in from the entrance bridge.
The cost to enter this building is 5 tokens PER person. Kids under 2 are FREE.
Each paying Adult And Child will get a wrist band.
Adults are also encouraged to have fun and participate in the building activities as well!
Each person with a wrist band will receive a FREE box of Annie’s Organic Mac And Cheese!
What your wrist band covers
• 2 Bouncy Castle (Outdoor)
• The Entertain Kids Pavilion (Indoor)
WHAT’S IN THE PAVILION
• Medieval Times (Saturday & Sunday Between 1-4)
The real knights from the show will be there to greet your family. We encourage you to take photos with them.
The amazing zoo keepers from Reptilia will be showcasing their scaled friends. You will get a chance to come and pet the animals. How brave are you?
• Joy Tween Spa (Friday & Saturday Only)
Get your nails done and be ready to strut your stuff and show off your fun polish from Joy Tween Spa.
• Bricks 4 Kidz
Get your creative minds ready to build different creations with the staff from Bricks 4 Kidz.
• Melon Head Hair (Friday Only)
Get your hair coloured with safe wash out spray. Try a rainbow of colours and glitter! Just have fun with it!
• PVP Sports (Saturday & Sunday Only)
Practice your skills shooting down some cans using bows and soft arrows.
• Minikinz (Sunday Only)
Coming from the Polynesian island of Motunui, you will get meet the amazing Princess Moana.
It’s white and fluffy like a cloud. Walk up to our large standing sandbox and see how high you can build your masterpiece.
• Pop Events
You will be excited to get an amazing glitter tattoo on your arm. It will be an amazing reminder of your special day.
• Bounce Entertainment
Your family will be enjoying some great tunes by Bounce Entertainment, who are an awesome DJ Company!
* Foosball Table (Sponsored by: The Phone App BEHAVE & BEHAVE BUDDY)
* Air Hockey Table (Sponsored by: PASCALE- DI POCE LAW)
* Arcade Basketball (Sponsored by: PANDA MANDARIN)
* Putting Green (Sponsored by: ME REAL ESTATE)
* Giant Jenga (Sponsored by: CLICK THE MOUSE)
* Giant Connect 4 (Sponsored by: LIL MISS DRESS UP)
* A Few Other Activities (not listed) will be added to the event.
* Please make sure your kids are supervised while inside the building.
On Saturday and Sunday, RUGCUTTERZ DANZ ARTZ will be showcasing their amazing competitive dancers on the main stage! Hopefully you will get to see it.
Cost List Breakdown
• Park Admission: Free
• Parking: Up to $25
• Entertain Kids Pavilion & Inflatables: 5 Tokens PER Person
• Climb On Pirate Ship: 1 Token PER Person
• Ride The Train: 2 Tokens PER Person
• Ferris Wheel & Cars Ride: Cost Unknown
•One vendor will be offering a gluten free mac and cheese option.
•There are other food options besides mac and cheese.
•You can purchase freshly popped popcorn, beverages, and jumbo freezies inside the pavilion. You can pay cash or tokens.
How To Avoid Crowds
Arriving early ensures that you are not waiting in long lines and walking through crowds.
To be early arrive just before these times.
If you have any further questions, you can Contact Me HERE...
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
I have some amazing sponsorship opportunities for two massive upcoming festivals at Ontario Place.
Two opportunities that are left:
•Sponsorship of an inflatable Castle.
•Put a business card or post card flyer in up to 5,000 swag bags.
If you are interested in more information, Contact Me HERE…
We are looking for Adults or Teenage Volunteers to work with kids inside the indoor gaming Pavilion and to run two outdoor inflatables for two upcoming festivals at Ontario Place.
This is great for teens looking for community hours.
You can work anywhere from 1 day to 6 days.
If you or your teen can participate, please Contact Me HERE…