2017 Opening Day
Saturday, May 6
Come celebrate opening day at America’s oldest, continuous open-air market!! Join us in beautiful Centre Square to kick-off the market’s 2017 regular season with the annual ribbon cutting at 9am. Opening day will begin the celebration of the market’s 265th year — selling fresh and local foods and specialty wares since 1752. Come meet the farmers, food artisans, and specialty product makers who continue the long tradition of commerce in downtown Easton.
Saturday, June 3
Join us for a delicious Saturday featuring ‘everything strawberry’ – strawberry shortcake, strawberry cocktails, fresh berries at our produce vendors and lots of berry-licious vendor specials.
265th Birthday Celebration
Saturday July 8
Join America’s oldest, continuous open-air market in celebrating the ‘Big 265!’ Free birthday cake at 10:00 am, live music, entertainment, and historical displays — add that to the wide variety of fresh, local foods available at EFM and you have one of the most delicious celebrations in the Lehigh Valley!
Saturday, July 22
The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 10th year! Get ready to squash the competition in this fun and zany race. Entry fee $5 – includes your choice of zucchini, wheels & axles, commemorative racing necklace, and access to carving tools and accessories with expert assistance from the Zuke 500 Pit Crew. Carving period 9 am – 10:45 am. Race begins at 11:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest car in each category: Sports Car, Mid-Size and Monster Truck. Cars may be pre-carved but wheels must be attached directly to zucchini. Chassis or platforms of any sort are strictly prohibited. And don’t forget to visit the Zucchini 500 Photo station where you can snap a pic of your friends or family in a zucchini car!
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Saturday, August 5
Savor the sweetness of summer with plump, juicy peaches. Indulge in peach cobbler, peach smoothies, peach preserves, peach pie and peaches by the bushel!
Saturday, August 19
It’s tomato time! Come celebrate summer’s shining star in all its glorious forms. Taste test your way through a table of farm-fresh heirlooms, savor their subtle nuances and chat with the Penn State Master Gardeners about the many varieties of tomatoes grown in the Lehigh Valley.
Chile Pepper Day
Saturday, September 16
Peppers are in their prime in September and there are an amazing number of different sweet and hot varieties available from EFM vendors. And if you can ‘take the heat’ join other fire-eaters at EFM’s infamous “10 Deadly Peppers” Hot Pepper Eating Contest — it’s HOT-HOT-HOT!
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (and Sunday October 8)
Eat – Drink – Stink at Easton’s stinkiest culinary festival of the year! EFM vendors will be there all day on Saturday offering up some garlic specialties and many varieties of garlic from EFM’s produce farmers.
Saturday, October 21
Come celebrate the fall with some old-fashioned harvest fun… live music, apple pie eating contest and apple sampling – try over 20 varieties of Pennsylvania’s finest apples!
PA BACON FEST!
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (and Sunday, November 5)
Bacon Fest Returns for its 6th year… BIGGER BETTER with WAY MORE BACON! EFM vendors will be selling their fresh and local foods and specialty items on Saturday, and on both days you will find EFM pork farmers selling some of the best darn bacon you have ever tasted! Join us for this fabulous two-day festival featuring more than 100 vendors with all things bacon, from bacon Bloody Marys and bacon chowder, to bacon sundaes and straight up bacon on a stick. Pig racing, Bacon Chef Battle, Miss PA Bacon Fest Pageant, Dueling Swine Pig Roast, live music, Art du Cochon, crafters and lots more. Watch for the line-up of events at: www.PABaconFest.com