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Bacon Fest!

Easton brought home the bacon to the Lehigh Valley for the 11th year as Pa. Bacon Fest got things sizzling in Centre Square and the surrounding area Nov. 5-6.

The festival featured more than 150 food and drink vendors and 25 live musical acts during two days of all things bacon that got things cookin’ downtown amid Indian Summer weather.

The bacon bonanza offered delicious bacon-themed food, live music, family-friendly activities, cooking demos and every sort of bacon treat you can imagine.

Activities were also a slice of the fun, including Pig and Weiner Dog Races, rock climbing wall, bungee jump and mascots dash as well as hog calling, bacon eating and costume contests.

The festival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership. Visitors were asked to contribute a $2 suggested donation at the entrance gates to benefit GEDP programs such as Easton Public Market and Easton Farmers’ Market. Funds raised support free events and programming in Easton throughout the year, including Easton Out Loud, Live at the Falls concerts and many others

One of the most popular food festivals to dish out fare in the Lehigh Valley, PA Bacon Fest’s accolades include being featured on USA Today’s 10 Best lists https://www.10best.com/ in 2019. Parade.com named it one of the country’s “5 Can’t Miss Bacon Festivals.”

Press photos by Tami Quigley Easton brings home the bacon to the Lehigh Valley as bacon lovers from all over crowd into Centre Square Nov. 5 for the opening day of PA Bacon Fest. The annual two-day festival marked its 11th year in 2022.
Pat Burton of the Easton Farmers' Market displays the Martin Guitar being raffled off at PA Bacon Fest to benefit the Live Music Program at the farmers market. C.F. Martin and Co., founded in 1833, is based in Nazareth.
Ray and Erin Grins of “Grins and Grins Family Comedy Show” greet bacon lovers, with Erin dressed as the Bacon Queen. The couple live on College Hill.
Fest-goers line up for Bacon Funnel Cake, a “bacon-ized” version of the Pennsylvania Dutch classic popular in the Lehigh Valley.
It's the climb: A girl nears the top of the rock-climbing wall on East Northampton Street. The Northampton Street Bridge – commonly called The Free Bridge – that links Easton and Phillipsburg, N.J. can be seen at left. The bridge is in the midst of a months-long rehabilitation/improvement project.
A young bungee jumper has a bird's eye view of the festival as he sails above the crowd.
A fun way to beat the crowd is to enjoy the bungee jump on East Northampton Street, one of the sizzling activities at PA Bacon Fest.
A man displays his patriotism heading down Northampton Street toward PA Bacon Fest.
Lovers of all things bacon listen to the music of Jay Michaels of Pittsburgh on the Piglets Stage at Second and Northampton streets.