You Won’t Regret Going To The 2015 O-Town MacDown #OTownMacDown

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Give Kids The World Village’s second annual O-Town MacDown is set for Saturday, September 12, from 11 am to 4 pm at Osceola Heritage Park, and this an event that you won’t want to miss!

The MacDown is a family-oriented event macaroni-and-cheese cooking contest and fundraiser for Give Kids The World Village, a 79-acre resort for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The event features talented chefs and caterers from around Orlando, each looking to whip up the best mac-n-cheese dish in Central Florida. Chefs from such well known restaurants as Hard Rock Café, Smokey Bones, and Disney’s Port Orleans will compete. This year’s O-Town MacDown presenting sponsor is Tom+Chee.

In addition to the mac-n-cheese battle, Saturday’s competition will include live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a Kids’ Zone, interactive games provided by Orlando City Soccer Club, and unlimited samples of the best mac-n-cheese on the planet.

O-Town MacDown At A Glance

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 11 am to 4 pm


Where: Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall – 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744


Parking: FREE


Tickets: Available online at, $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12-years-old and under or on the day of the event at $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12-years-old and under. There’s no charge for children under 3.

Make sure that you keep up with the latest Give Kids the World Village news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And you can get all sorts of O-Town MacDown updates and see all the friends who will see there by RSVPing on their Facebook Event Page!

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2015 O-Town MacDown Tickets Available Now

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Tickets for the 2015 O-Town MacDown, tickets and participation will be benefiting Give Kids the World Village, are available now!

The O-Town MacDown is a creative mac-n-cheese cooking competition, held between local professional chefs and restaurants.

Scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at Osceola Heritage Park’s Exhibit Hall, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this family-oriented event will include activities for kids, continuous stage entertainment, assorted vendor booths, and, of course, delicious mac-n-cheese.


The event will include:

  • All-you-can-eat Mac-n-Cheese!
  • Live Entertainment
  • Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations
  • Kids’ Fun Zone including face painting, macaroni art station and character meet-and-greets
  • Vendor Booths
  • Free Parking

Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance for the O-Town MacDown! Tickets are $10 for Adults (or $15 at the door) and $5 for Kids (or $10 at the door).

You can find out even more about the 2015 O-Town MacDown, and even learn how to be involved by visiting their site.

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O-Town MacDown Competition This Saturday


Saturday, August 23
11am – 4pm
Orange County Convention Center
Hall D2 West Concourse

Online Ticket Sales End Friday at 5pm
($10 Adult, $5 Kids)
Tickets Available at the Door
($15 Adults, $10 Kids)

*There is a discounted community parking fee of $9.00 if you choose to park at the Convention Center.

Come see the O-Town MacDown, a delicious “food fight” cooking competition featuring professional chefs and restaurants as well as home cooks and non-profit organizations who will duke it out to the very end to be named Orlando’s Mac-n-Cheese Champion.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and the event will include live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live performances, a kids’ fun zone including face painting, bounce houses and macaroni art station, theme park character meet-and-greets and vendor booths.

Presenting sponsor SeaWorld along with Give Kids The World invite the general public to come sample the cheesiest mac-n-cheese that area culinary combatants have to offer at this cooking challenge.

Attendance and participation benefits Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

For more information visit the website.

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