American General Media is serving up a scrumptious event in April, Bakersfield's first Macaroni & Cheese Festival. Cal State Bakersfield is playing host to the cheesy festivities. Tickets are $45. If that price seems sharp, remember that the event is sure to smother attendees with plenty of things eat and drink.

The day is stacked with 20-plus chefs offering samples of gourmet macaroni and cheese. And the event isn't only about America's favorite comfort food. Guests must be 21 or older and can try wines from 20-plus wineries, beers from 12-plus beer companies and six different types of liquor.

What could possibly make this event more delectable? Live performances by Truxtun Mile and Chris Gardner. The event also benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

For details, visit macandcheesefestbakersfield.com.

-- Ryan Barrera