Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest

Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest

The Albany Capital Center will host the Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest on March 3 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM. The event celebrates the return of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball championship to the Times Union Center.

Tickets | $8 - $10 | Include 10 tastings of any combination of mac-n-cheese or craft beer | Purchase online

During the pre-game event, fans will have the opportunity to sample gourmet mac-n-cheese dishes from numerous Albany-area restaurants, including: Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen; Ama Cocina; Angelo’s 677 Prime; Capitol Melts Grilled Cheese Café; Cider Belly Doughnuts; The City Beer Hall; Dave & Buster’s; Druthers Brewing Company; The Hollow Bar & Kitchen; Parish Public House; Public House 42; and Wellington’s.

Multiple varietals of craft beer from New York breweries will also be available, including: Brewery Ommegang; Brown’s Brewing Company; Ithaca Beer Company; and Saranac Brewery.

This year’s festivities will feature the Air Elite Dunkers, the official dunk team for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors. The high-flying entertainers will showcase their aerobatic skills in a pair of 20-minute performances during the Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest at the Albany Capital Center. The Air Elite Dunkers are presented by Pioneer Bank. Other entertainment will include performances by MAAC school pep bands; basketball-themed inflatables; face painting; a balloon artist; and music.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Times Union Hope Fund which serves children in need throughout the Capital Region.


March 3 | 4:00 PM
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