EASTON PA – At the PA Bacon Fest on Saturday (Nov. 4, 2023), there were dishes you’d normally expect. Bacon macaroni and cheese. Pork belly grilled on a skewer. For those on a budget, bacon-wrapped sausages (at top).
Among dozens of vendor booths that lined streets in downtown Easton PA, though, one that attracted many gawkers was the place selling bacon cannoli. Forget a traditional pastry shell for the Italian dessert. Its sweet cream filling was instead pumped into a cylindrical bacon exterior. They were served as fast as they could be made; workers (above) created hundreds by the hour.
If bacon’s your thing – the aroma, the taste, and the likelihood that it can be used as an ingredient in almost anything from a dinner entrée to facial cream (no kidding) – then Easton was your place to be this weekend. The PA Bacon Fest, an annual event ranked among the top five of its kind in the country, continued through Sunday (Nov. 5).
All photos by Travels With The Post