Bacon Fest returns in 2 ways to Easton
It will feature ticketed event at park, plus restaurant week
Think of it as bacon bits. PA Bacon Fest — one of the Valley’s most popular annual food events can’t fill downtown Easton with people and the delicious smell of crispy bacon this year, thanks to COVID-19. But the spirit of the fest will still go on in a way (actually two ways) that’s safe for bacon-lovers.
Here’s how it will work, according to the Greater Easton Development Partnership, organizer of the event:
The Bacon Experience
Who doesn’t want a bacon experience? This event, Nov. 7-8 in an open-air tent at Hugh Moore Park, will be smaller and ticketed, featuring live music and six food vendors offering their bacon best. The park will be closed to the public for the duration of the event.
Tickets will be required for specific timed seatings at 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. You’ll get a private table for 1 ½ hours that can accommodate up to six people in one group. You can enjoy live music and a range of a la carte bacon dishes from top Easton restaurants.
Only 200 tickets will be available for each seating, in accordance with state and local guidelines. Parking will be included in the $20 price of the ticket, which you can get at pabaconfest.com/bacon-experience.
You can add on a Bacon and Brew tasting, featuring samples of six beers from a local brewery and six flavors of bacon from Breakaway Farms, for $20 more.
Note: You are required to wear a mask when in line buying food or merchandise, or moving around the tent. You can remove the mask when seated at your tables. Tables will be placed at least 6 feet apart. Hand sanitizer stations will be at the entrance of the open-air tent, and you’ll be asked to wash your hands before entering the facility. Hand sanitizer will also be placed at dining tables and vendor stands, and there will be two restroom trailers with running water that will be maintained and cleaned regularly throughout the event.
PA Bacon Fest Restaurant Week
The Bacon Experience will complement the first PA Bacon Fest Restaurant Week, which will run Nov. 2-8. More than a dozen participating Easton area restaurants will feature special bacon dishes and menus. You can dine in or choose curbside pick-up or delivery (where available).
More details on PA Bacon Fest Restaurant Week will be announced in the coming days. Alist of participating restaurants will be available at pabaconfest. com.
PA Bacon Fest is one of the most popular food events in the Valley. It is the second of two annual fall food events in the city. Garlic Fest was forced to go to a virtual format when it ran Oct. 3-4.
PA Bacon Fest annually raises money for programming run by the Greater Easton Development Partnership. This year supporters are encouraged to donate at pabaconfest.com.
Bacon lovers will have two options to get their fix this year in Easton as PA Bacon Fest is reimagined to comply with pandemic restrictions.
The first PA Bacon Fest Restaurant Week is set to run November 2-8.