Activities :: PABaconfest



Info and Merch

Swine Swag! Grab some official PA Bacon Fest 2018 Merch to take home, located in Centre Square.

A second PA Bacon fest Merch tent has been added on North 3rd Street

Photo Opp Stop

Photo Opp Stop Presented by Dunkin Donuts





In the Hog Pit:


Mechanical Hog Ride Presented by: WXPN 

Saturday AND Sunday – All Day

Nothing is funnier than watching people ride a Giant Pink Pig!

$7 to ride Harley the Hog. How long can you last?!




Piglets Stage:


Pig and Wiener Dog Racing Event Presented by Frey Smiles

Saturday AND Sunday

Race times throughout the day: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 4 pm & 5pm

Listen for the call of the race and hurry down to the kids area to

cheer for your favorite pig or pooch! FREE!



Mascot Dash

Sunday 2pm

Which Lehigh Valley Mascot is the fastest?! FREE!

Race begins at 2nd and Northampton

Photo-op with mascots after the race



Piggie Moon Bounce Presented by: The Morning Call 

Saturday AND Sunday – All Day

$3 per child, it’s a squealin’ good time!

(Children may not be left unattended)






Swine Stage:


Bacon Eating Contest presented by Lehigh Valley Live +The Express Times

Swine Stage, Sunday 12:30pm

Think you can eat 2 pounds of bacon in 5 minutes?

Who will be the PA Bacon Fest 2018 bacon eating champ?!

Email to sign up!



Costume Contest

Swine Stage, 12:30pm


Wear your best most pig or “bacony” finery and you could win some great swag!

Prizes will be  awarded to the best adult, best child and best group.

No Fee to enter. Register onsite 30 minutes prior to start time.


Hog Calling Contest

Swine Stage, Saturday AND Sunday, 3:30pm (both days) 

Adults and little squealers can enter (register onsite) for the most raucous event of the day!

Prizes will be awarded to the best adult and best child.

No fee to enter. Register onsite 30 minutes prior to start time.


Farm-to-Fest Culinary Stage


  • Cheek-to-Cheek (11am Saturday, FREE) Dundore & Heister is a whole animal, old-school butcher shop located in Easton Public Market. Their chef and butcher will be offering tips on cooking with the whole hog.


  • Cooking with the Docs(12:30 pm, FREE) Watch an Easton Hospital resident and a seasoned surgeon demonstrate their culinary chops and battle it out in this baconcentric cooking challenge. Audience votes for the favorite dish! Limited sampling available.


  • Cookbook Signing and Demo from Joanna Saltz, presented in partnership with Book & Puppet Co.(2pm Saturday, FREE) The author of “Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend” and Chef Ada Chandler will teach you to make Bacon-Weave S’mores and more!



  • Everything’s Better With Bacon Cooking Demo(11am Sunday, FREE) Easton Public Market Chef Ada Chandler will show you five festive party dishes made better with bacon at the Farm to Fest Culinary Stage in Centre Square! Samplesavailable while supplies last.


  • Bacon Battle(2pm  Sunday, FREE) Local chefs vie for the 2018 Baconator title as they cook their way through a mystery bag of ingredients – and a pound of pasture-raised bacon from Breakaway Farms.