Memphis’ massively successful Grilled Cheese Festival is returning for its second year with all proceeds benefiting ALIVE Memphis Rescue.

  • When: Sunday, December 11 from noon – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Hi Tone (412 N Cleveland, 38104)
  • Cost: $5/person OR donate an item to ALIVE (see their list of needs)
  • Ages: All!

The general admission ticket or donation gets you into the festival for plenty of samples and live music, and the HiTone will have two bars open, selling drinks for those 21+. If you’re interested in being a vendor, competing in the cook off, or entering in the grilled cheese eating competition, check out their list of entry forms.

ALIVE Memphis Rescue is a foster based program for homeless animals that works to save as many animals as they can from kill shelters and the streets. If you are interested in getting involved, they are always looking for families who want to foster or adopt.

Attendees will experience 24 teams of grilled cheese masters trying to win in one of five cheesy categories. Teams will compete for Most Ridiculous, Most Cheesiest, Best Tomato Soup, Fan Favorite, and Best All Around. The Fan Favorite will be decided by, of course, the fans. Each team will have a donation box at their table, and you are encouraged to give a donation to your favorite. The team with the most donations will win the award, but all of the money from each team’s donation box goes towards ALIVE Memphis Rescue.

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