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3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio:​ Tattoo Convention, Mac & Cheese Throwdown, and Maple Sugar Festival

Get out and explore all that Northeast Ohio has to offer this weekend!

CLEVELAND — Have you lived in Northeast Ohio forever, or maybe you're new to the area? Whatever your story, the region has tons to offer when it comes to experiences and adventures.

However, at times it can be hard to find and narrow down the best ways to spend your time. That's where I come in.

Normally, I keep you up to date on the latest pop culture stories every day in "Pop Break" on "What's New" at 4 p.m. But now, with this new segment "3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio," I'll be sharing with you my picks for trendy things to do on the weekends!

So without further delay, here's what I think you should check out in this weekend, March 3 through March 5. 

Villain Arts Tattoo Convention

If you’re looking for an event with more of an edge. You might want to check out the Villain Arts Tattoo Convention.

In addition to getting new ink, there will be seminars, live entertainment, contests and more. 

The event starts Friday and goes through Sunday at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 20 dollars a day and $40 for a 3-day pass.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Mac and Cheese Throwdown 

I know this next event might be cheesy, but it’s sure to be a gouda time.

On Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m., the 7th annual Mac and Cheese Throwdown will take over The Madison.

The event brings out Cleveland’s finest restaurants and food trucks to compete for title of best mac and cheese in Cleveland. Guests can enjoy unlimited samples, drinks and live music.  

If you want to brie there, tickets start at $35 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting W.A.G.S for kids.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast 

If you’re looking for sweet treats and a history lesson--you’ll want to check out the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm and Village.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., guests will be able to explore the science, history, and cultural importance of maple sugar and syrup through interactive activities, demonstrations, and pop-up talks on historic grounds and buildings.

Tickets range from $8 to $25.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

If you have idea for an event you think should I should mention, you can tweet me @KierraCotton or email me at Kcotton@wkyc.com.    

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated report that aired February, 24, 2023. 


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