Visit: Bacon Festival {Easton, PA}

by Cate on November 11, 2013

A Bacon Festival in downtown Easton, PA was the perfect way to spend a Fall day.

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I saw a flyer for an upcoming Bacon Festival a month or two ago and it was a given that we would go.

I mean. Bacon.

The answer is always yes.

An easy, mostly highway drive to Easton, it was only about an hour away from us. Madeline and I met friends there (Nick was off on a Boy Scout adventure and he, sadly, missed out on all things bacon). But it all meant that Madeline and I had a few uninterrupted hours of girl time together. Conversations in the car back and forth, her sharing things that are on her mind, without worrying about interruptions or interjections. It was good. So good.

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*Bacon salted caramel

Parking was quickly found and we started walking through the quaint downtown to get to the center square where the Bacon Festival was happening. You’d think with a Bacon Festival going on, the smell of bacon would be permeating the air. I mean, when I cooked four pounds of bacon for our All Things Bacon party last weekend, the smell hung in the air for a good day or two. But, surprisingly, the festival didn’t have that awesome aroma. No matter, it was still full of deliciousness.

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From vendor to vendor, bacon was everywhere. Bacon salted caramels, maple bacon lollipops, bacon fries, chocolate dipped bacon, bacon waffles. Pure awesomessness around every turn.

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The crowd was quite big, and the lines for the food trucks quite long. We heard that this is only the second year for the Bacon Festival, and the food trucks were getting slammed. Running out of things right and left. It still worked out, but I hope in future festivals, more food trucks are brought in to accommodate the demand.

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Mac and cheese with pork belly. The bites that had a piece of the pork belly? Pure magic.

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I wish I had known about this portion before; I totally would have entered my French Toast Cupcake with Crispy Bacon Bits.

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The town also does a Garlic Festival in the Fall, which we are definitely marking on our calendar for next year. On the way home, Madeline and I were talking about different festivals that we have attended or heard of and she asked why there wasn’t a cupcake festival.

Good question, and we are now on the look-out for one. Years and years ago, I met the former Governor at a Lima Bean Festival down the shore. And if there is a Lima Bean Festival, I don’t think a cupcake festival is too much of a long shot.

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Joanne November 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

I feel like there must be a ton of foodie festivals out there that I just have no idea about! If you ever find that cupcake festival, I volunteer to ride along with you and help you eat your way through it!
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patsyk November 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

I wish we had been around for this one! I know my whole family would have been in heaven sampling all of the bacon goodies! A cupcake festival has to exist somewhere… they do have stranger food festivals than that!
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Kris #40 November 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

My 25 year old son would have loved this! His middle name is “Bacon” (well, actually it’s John but it should be bacon)

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