The 2020 Hoboken Mutz Fest is Back on January 26th

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More cheese, please. It’s no secret that the Mile Square is full of mutz {or mozzarella, for the non-locals}. In fact, it’s home to some of the best mozzarella out there, which is precisely why every year we celebrate it. The 2020 Hoboken Mutz Fest is back on Sunday, January 26th and it’s going to be as cheesy as it will be delicious. Read on for details about this year’s event and more. 

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About the Festival

As the name would suggest, this festival is dedicated to the top-notch mozzarella that can be found in the area. Five local spots that whip up some seriously delicious and fresh mutz will be showcased throughout the event for locals and tourists of all ages to enjoy and indulge in. So prepare to eat a lot of that savory, milky cheese {your 2020 diet resolutions can wait}. Plus, if you’ve attended before,  you know that this is a can’t miss event.

Participating delis like Vito’s & Son Deli, Losurdo Brothers, and more will be cutting the cheese {we had to}, serving it with everything from tomatoes + spices, pepperoni, and so, so much more.

See More: Fiore’s in Hoboken: Serving Mutz Since 1903

The Details

Here’s the deal — Mutz Fest is happening on Sunday, January 26th from 2:00PM-6:00PM at the Elks Club in Hoboken {1005 Washington Street}. General admission tickets are currently on sale for $25 per person and can be purchased here. GA tickets are also available at a number of delis around Hoboken, including Frankie & Ava’s, Losurdo Brothers, Dolce & Salato, M&P Biancamano, Tony Boloney’s, and Vito’s & Son Deli. Children ages 12 and under, however, get free admission.

The best part is that during this festival, you’ll be eating for a good cause. All the proceeds from the event will go towards benefiting the Hoboken Family Alliance, which organizes the annual event, and the many community initiatives it has.

Beyond the Cheese

Although the cheese is the star of this event, festival-goers can also enjoy a Frank Sinatra sing-a-long, a cannoli eating contest, and much more.

Read More: Apulia: Delicious Southern Italian Fare in Hoboken

What to Expect

Mozzarella, duh. But seriously, this festival is designed to bring fun to the Mile Square for the whole family. It’s also typically covered by 98.7FM ESPN because let’s face it, eating mutz is a competitive sport in and of itself {remember to breathe between bites for maximum mutz consumption}.

So whether you’re an Italian cheese fiend or just want to participate in an annual Hoboken tradition, make sure to pay a visit to this very cheesy festival {trust us, you won’t be disappointed}.

Get your tickets ASAP here.

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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.