Behold! The event you’ve been waiting for, the Easton, PA, Bacon Fest. Come to historic Easton for one of Lehigh Valley’s most popular events. The annual feast in November features fantastic live music, hog calling, and bacon competitions, so bring your stretchy pants! If you plan on attending this delicious event, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It includes local favorites when it comes to restaurants, attractions, and entertainment in Easton.
What You Need to Know About the Easton, PA, Bacon Fest
Upon arriving at one of the top five bacon festivals in the country, you know it’s time to pig out! Around 150 vendors come to show off their most unique bacon creations, and the 80,000 visitors from around the world come for the culinary extravaganza. Read on to find out why this event is such a sizzling success.
Enjoy Bacon for a Cause
Bacon Fest is a fundraiser for a greater Easton development partnership. When you attend the event and give a suggested donation, you can benefit Easton programs like the Easton Public Market, Easton Farmers Market, Easton Main Street Initiative, and more.
Things to Do at the Bacon Fest
Contests at the Bacon Fest
Visit the festival, and there will never be a dull moment. Wear a costume and participate in the costume contest, or attend a pig racing or hog calling contest. It’s a unique experience you can’t just get anywhere.
It’s not a bacon festival without delicious, sizzling, crispy bacon! Watch cooking demos or see talented chefs go head-to-head in intense cooking battles.
Racin’ Bacon 5K
Who says bacon is unhealthy? The Racin’ Bacon 5K happens the morning of the festival. You’ll be racing against pig mascots, and if you pass them, you can win some extra bacon! No worries if you can’t beat the pigs. All runners get access to the festival, a shirt, beer, and (shocker), bacon!
Pigskin Lounge at the Bacon Fest
With all the excitement happening, you might need to sit down and rest. Relax in the Pigskin Lounge and enjoy some televised football. They call this the “refuge in a sea of pork!” It’s perfect for the football fanatics who can’t miss their team’s game but still want to enjoy some salty deliciousness.
Something to Brag About
Bacon Fest is a popular event that puts Easton on the map globally! Here are some of its greatest accomplishments:
- Top Five Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals in the Country by Parade.com
- Top 300 Festivals in the World by Fest300
- Best Special Event in the State by Pennsylvania Downtown Center
- Best Culinary Event by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
Relax With a Stay at the Lafayette Inn
A good, hearty meal calls for a good night’s rest. Return to your elegant suite at the Lafayette Inn after exploring the Easton, PA, Bacon Fest. Relax in a uniquely styled room and wake up to a delicious breakfast in the dining room. If you’re tired of bacon, indulge in delicious, made-to-order waffles and a special entree of the day to jump-start your morning before heading out. Then, return to the inn on Friday and Saturday afternoons for cheese and beverage sampling.