Located in historic Easton, PA, the PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the region’s most popular events. With 100+ vendors, 20+ musical acts, and 8 stages, the two-day festival attracts more than 50,000 attendees. In just three years, the PA Bacon Fest was named one of the top 300 festivals in the world by 300FEST.com. And locally, voted best culinary event in Lehigh Valley Style magazine’s Best of the Lehigh Valley 2015 contest.
This family-friendly event has attracted pig-loving attendees from beyond the confines of the Lehigh Valley, PA, to New York and Philly most immediately, but as far north as New England states, as far south as Virginia, and as far west as Michigan.
The festival runs concurrently with the Easton Farmers’ Market—which happens to be the oldest, continuously operating open-air market in the country—offering local, sustainable, fresh organic bread, produce, cheese, meat and more. So, it’s no surprise that one of the aspects of this festival that makes it so unusual is its mission.
The goal of Bacon Fest is to promote local, sustainable farms, farm-to-table food, restaurants, and purveyors. Top consideration is typically given to vendors who source local farms, or use pasture-raised bacon local or at least independent farms. With that in mind, you can expect more of everything: vendors, chef demos, contests, and of course, more bacon itself.
Bacon Fest is held the first weekend in November every year.