Fest Info :: PABaconfest

Fest Info

November 3 & 4, 2018 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Easton, PA


Located in historic Easton, Pennsylvania, PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most popular events. Parade.com named it one of the country’s ‘5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals’ and Fest300.com put it on the list of the top 300 festivals in the world in 2014!

Numbers to Know

  • 100+ vendors
  • 15+ musical acts
  • 80,000+ visitors


Come Join Us

Now in its seventh year, the two-day festival boasts delicious food, live music, family-friendly activities, cooking demos, and every sort of bacon treat you can imagine. The festival is held rain or shine.

Our Purpose

The festival is a fundraiser for the 501(c)3 nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership. Visitors are asked to contribute a $2 suggested donation at the entrance gates to benefit the following GEDP programs: Easton Public Market, Easton Farmers’ Market, Easton Main Street Initiative and the Easton Ambassadors. Funds raised through PA Bacon Fest support free events and programming in Easton throughout the year, including; Easton Out Loud, Live at the Falls concerts and many others.

Our History

PA Bacon Fest grew out of Easton Farmers’ Market — America’s oldest, continuous open-air market, established in 1752.

Points of Pride

  • Voted Best Culinary Event in Lehigh Valley Style magazine’s Best of the Lehigh Valley contest Townie Award for best special event in the State by Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
  • Named one of the top 300 festivals in the world by Fest300.com.
  • One of the ‘5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals’ in the country by Parade.com.

Our Attractions

Bacon chef battles, culinary demos, pig racing, hog calling competitions, mascot dashes, bacon-eating battles, costume contests, non-stop live music, kids’ events and of course fabulous food. Did we mention bacon?!

Our Audience

This family-friendly event has attracted pig-loving attendees from beyond the confines of the Lehigh Valley, PA. We’ve had visitors from the tristate area, as far north as New England states, as far south as Florida, and as far west as Oregon.

Connect With Us

PABaconFest.com LIKE our facebook page: facebook.com/pabaconFest FOLLOW us on Instagram: instagram.com/pabaconfest and Twitter: @PABaconFest

Media Contacts

For more information or to cover PA Bacon Fest 2018:

Marcy McKinney – Marcy@eastonpartnership.org, 610-250-6533 or 610-368-7521
Kelly Huth – Kelly@eastonpartnership.org, 484-546-9776

If you’re joining us for PA Bacon Fest 2018, check into the Info Tent in Centre Square to pick up your media kit and event pass. There are a limited number of media parking passes available for this year’s festival. Please contact Kelly@eastonpartnership.org for parking passes.

PA Bacon Fest Rules

  • No pets or smoking in tented areas, except at designated locations.
  • By attending the festival, you consent to be photographed and for your image to be used in such materials.
  • No drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) on or over the festival or surrounding area. It is illegal to fly UAVs / Drones over crowds of people. For more information follow this link: https://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/
  • Please follow this link for all festival rules. >pabaconfest.com/bacon-rules