What to Expect

What to Expect at the Festival

Insiders’ Guide for PA Bacon Fest

  • Parking/Traffic – Don’t wait until the day of the festival to figure out where you’re going to park. You’ll waste valuable festival time trying to find a parking spot! Park in our shuttle lot and we’ll get you right to the festival. Learn more.
  • Planning to bike here? We’ve got some handy details to make your trip easier. Visit our parking page for more information.
  • Pets – Our festival is dog-friendly, but if your pup isn’t keen on crowds or loud music, it may not be the right fit for them.
  • Dress for the weather – November in PA can be a mixed bag for weather – some years our festival is sunny and hot, other years we’re in cozy hoodies and gloves. Check the weather before you come and dress in layers so you don’t have to run back to your car. Want some PABF gear for the festival? Check out our store!  Need some hoodies or beanies while you’re here? Visit our Merch Stands in the festival grounds.

Families

  • Our festival is stroller-friendly, but please be aware that if you’re parking in our shuttle lot, you’ll need to collapse it to get on the bus. 
  • If you’re bringing kiddos, we recommend throwing in wipes and water bottles in addition to the usual traveling essentials. Diaper changing stations are available at Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.
  • Our Piglets Stage (Second & Northampton Streets) offers family-friendly programming. Check the schedule and plan your day!

Both of the City of Easton parking garages are ADA accessible. Those garages are within walking distance of the festival, therefore do not have shuttle access. There is limited handicapped accessible parking available in our offsite shuttle lots on a first-come, first-served basis to vehicles displaying a state-issued handicapped plate or placard. Parking fees will apply. Shuttle buses do not have ramps/lifts etc. Please visit our parking page for more information.

We’re Serious About Bacon — And Safety!

The safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and vendors is paramount. We will continue to monitor and respond accordingly to the guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC leading up to and during the event. We want to make this event enjoyable and safe for those in attendance. We ask for your cooperation and understanding. 

Here’s What We’re Doing:

  • Throughout the Festival
    Our event will be held outdoors in an open-air setting. We encourage you to visit us early in the day as our festival tends to be less crowded in the first few hours. If you happen to forget your mask and would like one, ask a volunteer at one of our entrance gates. We will have some available. We will have hand sanitizer stations throughout the festival grounds. Vendors will follow CDC and local guidelines as they relate to vending. Masks are encouraged but not required at the festival.
  • Bacon & Brew
    The first hour of each day will be ticketed and have a limited number of seats. These VIP tickets can be purchased in advance. Individual tables will be available, outside of the main festival thoroughfare.
  • Shuttles
  • We are grateful to Palmeri Transportation for providing shuttle transportation to and from PA Bacon Fest from three offsite shuttle lots. Masks will be required on the shuttles. We will have some masks available at the entrance gates for those who forget their mask, but they will need to pick them up prior to boarding the shuttle.

What We’re Asking You to Do:

If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you’re unable to join us but purchased a ticket to Bacon & Brew, consider donating the cost of your ticket to our nonprofit and supporting Easton. If you need to request a refund instead, contact info@pabaconfest.com.