$25 – $55

GRILLED CHEESE GRAND PRIX 2018

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Magnuson Park Hangar 30

6310 Northeast 74th Street

Seattle, WA 98115

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2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Grand Prix

Celebrating Bread Cheese and Everything in Between

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Grand Prix returning March 30-31st offically kicking off the National Grilled Cheese Month (April) for hungry attendees on a quest for the best grilled cheese in our city!

The Mobile Food Rodeo proudly brings a new twist with a new series of food festivals that pair great food with beer festival for a fun indoor festival at Magnuson Park Hanger 30 featuring Seattle's favorite bread & cheese makers, restaurants and food trucks under one roof.

is it a food competition or a beer festival? It's both with over 30 sandwich options and over 65 regional breweris, wineries, ciders and spirits at your finger tips.

Come hungry or thirsty, we got you covered all weekend long! Enjoy sandwiches for only $5, plus every ticket comes with (10) ten tasting tokens to enjoy over 30 regional breweries, wineries, ciders, spirtis and now non-alcoholic options at your finger tips.

Enjoy over 30 uniquely cheesy creations by Seattle's top food trucks, restaurants to chef pop-ups designed around bread, cheese and everything in between over two days inside the Magnuson Park Hangar 30! Plus sample and discover local cheesemakers, artisans, purveyors and more that will inspire you to become a grilled cheese afficiando long after the festival ends.

HOW SESSIONS WORK

We offer our attendees three separate sessions over two days. Sessions are a wonderful way to keep the event attendance enjoyable allowing to refresh audiences to support our food vendors. At most tasting festivals, it's pretty standard allowing our attendees pick the time frame that best fits their weekend. Within each session, we offer three ticketing tiers with a total running time of 5 hours.

Within each session, attendees can choose the length of their participation with (3) three different time zones priced accordnly on legnth of time they prefer to attend. This helps us reduce long lines at the front gate and at the food booths eliminating long wait times once you are inside. The result - a bustling food and beverage experience that allows you to enjoy your weekend

For example: Do you love early entry, cool swag and zero lines? Then grab the Early Bird Ticket that gets you in for the full 5 hours, plus a commemorative 2018 tote for $45-55. Don't care about waiting in long lines and want to save some cash? Then buy the general entry for just three hours for just $25. Choose wisely.

IS THIS EVENT KID-FRIENDLY?

Unlike last year's event, we have opened (1) one session this year to be family-friendly on Saturday, March 31st from 11-4pm. Kids under 12 get in free with an adult and everyone else would choose on entry time for the ticket. Please check to ensure your pick the right session before you buy.

We are now allowing for beverage tastinjg tokens to be good for non-alcoholic beverages like coffee, kombucha, soda, etc. (# of tokens for beverages may vary).

IS FOOD INCLUDED IN THIS TICKET?

While we do not provide any of the competing sandwiches built-into the price of the admission, drinks are! We do require all of our food vendors to provide a half sandwich for a $5 option to allow you to try a variety of sandwiches at the festival.

WILL THERE BE SAMPLING AT THE FESTIVAL

Yes, we will have local cheesemakers, restaurants and purveyors that offewr a variety of small bites and samples of their products, so we invite you to swing by their booth to enjoy and shop!


FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2018 / SESSION TIME: 6:00 - 11:00PM

SESSION #1 / 21+ ONLY

  • 6:00PM/ 21+ ONLY / $45 / 5 HOURS / EXPRESS (VIP OPTION AVAILABLE)
  • 7:00PM / 21+ ONLY / $35 / 4 HOURS / EARLY BIRD
  • 8:00PM / 21+ ONLY / $25 / 3 HOURS / GENERAL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2017

SESSION #2 (FAMILY-FRIENDLY & BEER GARDEN)

  • 11:00AM/ ALL AGES / $45 / 5 HOURS / EXPRESS (VIP OPTION AVAILABLE)
  • 12:00PM / ALL AGES / $35 / 4 HOURS
  • 1:00PM / ALL AGES / $25 / 3 HOURS

SESSION #3 / 21+ ONLY

  • 5:00PM/ 21+ ONLY / $45 / 5 HOURS / EXPRESS (VIP OPTION AVAILABLE)
  • 6:00PM / 21+ ONLY / $35 / 4 HOURS / EARLY BIRD
  • 7:00PM / 21+ ONLY / $25 / 3 HOURS / GENERAL




WHAT DOES THE TICKET GET YOU? $25 - 45

  • ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL (3-5 Hours Depoending on Ticket Option)

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • 10 BEVERAGE TASTING TOKENS (BEER, WINE, CIDER, SPIRITS & NON-ALCOHOLIC)

  • GOVINO REUSABLE TASTING GLASS ($5.00 Value)

  • GCGP VOTING PASSPORT

  • WRISTBAND

VIP TICKET / $55

  • LIMITED-EDITION COTTON TOTE BAG

  • 15 TASTING TOKENS

  • PRIORITY ACCESS AT ANY TIME, ZERO WAITING IN LINE NO MATTER THE ARRIVAL TIME

  • MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY


HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS

This year's festival will have 20 vendor serving over 30 varieties of the American classic, comprised of Seattle's best restaurants, chefs pop-ups and food trucks with one featured grilled cheese sandwich for the public to purchase and vote on in three different categories.

  • Traditional
  • Fusion
  • Flipside

Every sandwich will be featurd as a full sandwich and 1/2 sandwich offering to allow for atttendes to eat their way through and vote for three different categories. Competing vendors are allowed to feature additional sandwiches and side dishes that are not in competition.

WHAT DOES MY VOTING ENTER ME INTO?

Attendees that eat from all three categories are encouraged to pick up a ballot and vote for their favorites! Prizes and giveaways are encouraged to We want YOU to help us crown the best grilled cheese sandiwch on the west coast!

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WHEN IS GCGP 2018?

Grilled Cheese Grand Prix will take place November March 30-31st

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2018 indoors at Magnuson Park Hangar 30.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR FOOD?

Yes, Grilled Cheese Grand Prix believes in supporting the local businesses that participate! We do require every prepared food booth and truck to provide a sampler plate of their competing grilled cheese dish in a "half sandwich" serving to enjoy

WHER DO I PARK?

Magnuson Park offers over 2,500 free, secure parking spaces inside the park. We also recommend carpooling, Metro, rideshares like car2go, Uber or Lyft.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Our tickets range anywhere from $25-$55. Kids under 12 get in free on Saturday for session #2. Check our Facebook for promotional discounts.

IS FOOD INCLUDED IN TICKET?

No. While many of the booths will be sampling food products along with promotional booths doing various demonstrations tasters; there will be no samplers or sandwich portions by any of the vendors.

All competing sandwiches are sold separately by each vendor for $5-12.

CAN I ATTEND, EVEN IF I DON'T WANT TO DRINK?

Yes, you can attend with the designated driver ticket option that allows you in for any session for up to a four hour period. Just not as part of the VIP hour early.

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?

Net proceeds from Grilled Cheese Grand Prix are donated to The World is Fun, also known as TWIF, is on a mission to get you involved in the Seattle community through fun events and volunteering. To learn more about our charity click here.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR GRILLED CHEESE GRAND PRIX?

All festival tickets are sold directly through gcgrandprix.com. GCGP 2017 tickets will be on sale on Friday, September 8th at 3:00pm. (PST)!

DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE TASTINGS

Your ticket only includes beverage tokens good for craft beer, wine, cider, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.

Most booths will be providing samples of local cheeses and products.

WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT TICKET QUESTIONS?

If you need assistance purchasing a ticket, have questions regarding payment or if you need your tickets resent to you, please reach out to our GCGP support team at Contact page below or visit Eventbrite ticket page to contact us.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

Tickets are non-refundable. So choose wisely

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR FOOD AT THE EVENT?

Yes, Grilled Cheese Grand Prix believes in supporting the local businesses that participate! We do require every prepared food booth and truck to provide a $5 plate of their competing grilled cheese dish in a "half sandwich" serving to enjoy.

WILL ANY OF THE EVENTS BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

All events will take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place for each event.

DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN AND PETS AT YOUR EVENTS?

All of our events are generally 21+ with the exception of Session #2 on Saturday 11-4pm, whcih allows for kid-friendly (infants, small children or strollers). Pets are not allowed (with the exception of licensed service animals).

I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

All of our events are omnivore friendly. We will have a few vegetarian options at our main events; however, in order for us to allow our participating chefs full creativity, our events are not catered to vegetarians or those with strict dietary restrictions.

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