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PA Bacon Fest returns for 12th year of sizzling celebrations


PA Bacon Fest returns to downtown Easton 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4-5, for its 12th year as one of the most highly anticipated food festivals in the mid-Atlantic region.

Named one of the country’s “5 Can’t Miss Bacon Festivals” ( and one of the top 300 festivals in the world (, PA Bacon Fest (PABF) features an endless variety of bacon-infused and inspired dishes. Over 140 vendors come together to showcase their culinary creativity and innovative concoctions using the headlining ingredient.

From bacon-wrapped delicacies to bacon-studded desserts, the event brings flavor and excitement to the Easton every year with a jam-packed schedule of live music, hog-calling, costumes, demonstrations, cook-offs, activities, races, bacon eating contests and more.

PABF is also a fundraiser for the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership. Volunteers at the gates will ask for a $5 donation. Proceeds from the event support free events and programming throughout the year in Easton. Those who donate will receive a raffle ticket to win prize baskets. Festival goers may also purchase additional raffle tickets for a boosted advantage.

The festival features five stages with a full-fledged schedule of entertainment; chef’s showdown that includes culinary trivia and fun prizes for the audience; bacon and brew tasting; a family fun zone and activities; bacon costume contest; bacon-eating contest and more.

After feedback from last year’s introduction, The Sigal Museum (342 Northampton St.) is again offering a private lounge during all hours of the event for all moms who will need to nurse and/or pump so they may continue to enjoy the full day of festivities.

More about the festival and its activities can be found at