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Activities

CENTRE SQUARE


Info and Merchandise

Swine Swag! Grab your official PA Bacon Fest 2019 merchandise to take home, located in Centre Square. New items for 2019! PA Bacon Fest branded dog collars, bandannas, leashes, key chains and magnets. New styles of shirts and sweatshirts, hats and so much more!

Did you forget to grab a program coming through the gate? That’s okay, you can grab one at the information tent located in Centre Square next to the merchandise. Stay in the know of everything going on this bacon filled weekend! Drop your raffle tickets here and even purchase more!

Have you heard about the secret menu this year? Stop by the information tent and get all the details.

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FARM TO FEST CULINARY STAGE

Centre Square

 

It’s a Wrap!
Recipe Contest Cook-Off
Saturday 11am
 
Everything’s better when it’s wrapped in bacon! Send us your best recipe for a sizzling bacon-wrapped appetizer. If your recipe is selected you’ll have the opportunity to compete in our “It’s a Wrap” culinary cook-off on Saturday November 2nd at 11am. Three home chefs will compete on stage by preparing their recipe, and twenty-five lucky audience members will serve as the judges, voting for their favorite appetizer. If your dish receives the most oinks, you’ll win a Hog Wild bacon-lover’s gift basket and a PA Bacon Fest Blue Ribbon.
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Details: PA Bacon Fest is looking for unique and tasty recipes that will make us squeal with delight!  Recipes must be received by Friday October 25th. Winners will be notified on Saturday October 26th. Participants must be committed to attending the festival on Saturday, November 2nd and arriving at the Farm-to-Fest Stage in Centre Square by 10:30am. The Fest will provide all ingredients and cooking utensils necessary to produce your recipe. Contestants will be provided with hats and aprons; women must wear their hair up; men with beards must wear beard nets. Contestants will have 35 minutes to prepare, cook and plate their dish. Each contestant must produce 25 individual appetizers for audience sampling. PA Bacon Fest will distribute the appetizers.
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The designated audience members will judge the appetizers as follows: 1-5 oinks for appearance; 1-10 oinks for taste. The appetizer garnering the most points wins!
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To sign up, email your recipe & completed waiver form to megan@eastonpartnership.org by Friday, October 25th. Waiver form can be found HERE.
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All Shook Up
Bacon, Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich Showdown
Saturday 2pm
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Nobody loved a good Bacon, Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich better than The King himself! Don’t miss this wild and crazy City vs State Sandwich Showdown judged by a trio of Elvis impersonators. We can guarantee you that Easton’s Mayor Sal Panto and PA State Representative Bob Freeman are gonna get “All Shook Up” as they attempt to build the perfect BBPB sandwich. Our Elvises will be serenading our chefs and throwing them a few monkey wrenches along the way. Look for lots of Elvis Trivia and prizes for the audience!
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Contest will feature Cape May Peanut Butter from the Highmark Farmstand at Easton Public Market.  
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Everything’s Better With Bacon Cooking Demo

Sunday 11am 

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Easton Public Market Chef Ada Chandler will show you how to prepare five fabulous party appetizers made better with Breakaway Farms bacon. Two audience members will receive the opportunity to serve as Chef Ada’s sous chefs and one lucky person will win a pound of bacon! Samples available while supplies last.

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Bacon Battle 
Sunday 2pm
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Three premier Lehigh Valley chefs: Brad Shive, Executive Chef, Grille 3501; John Abela, Sous Chef, Zest (our 2018 Baconator), and Shawn Doyle, Owner & Executive Chef, Savory Grille vie for the 2019 Baconator title as they cook their way through a mystery bag of market ingredients – and a pound of pasture-raised bacon from Breakaway Farms. There will be culinary trivia and prizes for the audience, and one lucky audience member will be selected to serve as a guest judge!
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NORTH 3RD STREET

 

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.

 

 

Costume Contest Presented by Shaughnessy Law Offices

Saturday AND Sunday- 1:30pm

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

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

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

 

Hog Calling Contest

Saturday AND Sunday- 2pm

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.

 

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E. NORTHAMPTON STREET

 

Bungee Jump and Rock Climbing Wall

Saturday AND Sunday All Day

Take a chance on this 24’ high rock climbing wall with 4 separate climbing routes or check out the stationary bungee jump!

A crowd pleaser for child and adult! $4 per climb or 3 climbs/$10, bungee jump is $8/5 minutes.

 

           

                                 

 

Bacon Eating Contest Presented by Sugardale Foods

Saturday – 12:00pm AND Sunday – 12:30pm

Think you can eat 2 pounds of bacon in 5 minutes? Who will be the PA Bacon Fest 2019 bacon eating champion?!

If interested in participating, read and sign the waiver form below and email completed form to julia@eastonpartnership.org. You may also sign up at the festival until 30 minutes prior. Each contest maxes out at 12 people.

BACON EATING CONTEST WAIVER

Pig and Wiener Dog Races Presented by FreySmiles Orthodontics

Saturday AND Sunday- 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 4pm, 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

Saturday – 2pm AND Sunday- 2:30pm

Which Lehigh Valley Mascot is the fastest?! FREE!

Race begins at 2nd and Northampton St.

Photo-op with mascots after the race!

 

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