October 01, 2018
This weekend downtown Easton hosts the annual ‘PA Bacon Fest’! Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, will be filled with food, drinks, music, activities, cooking demos, tastings and more. It’s the biggest food festival of the year and attracts upwards of 75,000 visitors from all over the country.
Here’s our survival guide to guarantee a great time!
1. What to Wear
First things first, you want to make sure you’re prepared for the chilly fall weather. The forecast is showing a sunny, 56 degrees for both days of the festival weekend. Visit us to stock up on hoodies from The North Face, sweaters from Patagonia, fleeces and outerwear from Mountain Hardware, Sherpa jackets and more. Mountain Hardware and Sherpa apparel are both new in store!
2. What to Eat & Drink
There are an near infinite number of choices at Bacon Fest. It’s hard to know where to begin! Certain tents are can’t miss for us. Porter’s Pub will have new bacon dishes this year, and Sweet Girlz Bakery has a first-time surprise treat, just for Bacon Fest. Two Rivers Brewing Co. will have a smoked bacon, beer and cheese soup that’s delicious. These are just a few of our favorites- there are over 100 vendors, so try something new, too!
3. What to Drink
Bacon Bloody Mary’s from 3rd & Ferry Fish Market have become a PA Bacon Fest staple. We’ll definitely stop by the Maxim’s 22 tent for their bacon beer or a hot spiked bacon cider. Non alcoholic options are out there too, like bacon infused lemonade and sweet tea.
4. Where to Park
These parking instruction are straight from the PA Bacon Fest website:
-Shuttle Locations are at Braden Airpark at 3800 Sullivan Trail in Easton as well as The Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street in Easton.
-Parking Garages are located at Pine Street and the ‘New’ South 3rd Street Parking Garage, both with a $10 flat fee for the day.
But, if we were you, we’d bike over-or use Uber or Lyft.
5. For the Kids
The Piggie Moon Bounce is always a hit with the kiddos. For just $3, it’s a bargain that’ll keep them entertained! Both days will hold ‘pig and wiener dog racing events’ at 11 a.m., noon and 1, 4 and 5 p.m.
There is SO much going on at Bacon Fest! You can check out pabaconfest.com to learn more. Better yet, just show up and get ready to have fun and eat A LOT OF BACON! Make sure you stop by Easton Outdoor Company while you’re there for a sweet sticker to show you survived PA Bacon Fest 2018. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive coupon to use for your holiday shopping. See you Saturday!
Bacon’s the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause.