August 20, 2016

Osceola Heritage Park

O-Town MacDown is a macaroni-and-cheese cooking competition and family fun event.

Professional chefs, caterers and restaurants are invited to compete in this event.

There will be prizes for each category. There will also be live entertainment, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, a kids zone and vendor booths.

This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Last year over 2,400 guests enjoyed unlimited samples of mac-n-cheese. We are now accepting Sponsors, Competitors, and Vendors for the 3rd Annual O-Town MacDown on August 20, 2016.

Please contact the Special Events department at 407-396-1114 ext 4538 or to get involved in this cheesy event!



The most magical sound in the world is that of a child’s laughter.


That is what fills the air at Give Kids The World Village—a wish-fulfilling, fanciful, carefree retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families.


Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit “storybook” Village located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. Here, children and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in the Village’s whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals, and much more.


At the Village, these precious children learn that dreams really do come true, as they and their families are immersed in joy, hope, and non-stop fun for a few unforgettably happy days. Since 1986, the Village has welcomed more than 143,000 families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries.


This extraordinary, life-changing experience is Give Kids The World’s gift, made possible only through the generosity of dedicated corporations and countless individuals. For more information, visit





It's almost too Gouda to be true! More than 2,400 people attended the 2015 O-Town Macdown!

From all of us at the Village, thank you to everyone who used their noodle and participated in this fun, cheesy event.

Restaurant 1st
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Restaurant 2nd
Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen

Restaurant 3rd
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando


Professional 1st
Richard West with Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Professional 2nd
Leslie Sickler with Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Professional 3rd
Jill Holland with Second Harvest Catering for Good

Joel Padilla with Platinum Chef

People's Choice
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando