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, May 20
It’s a celebration of all things funky and fermented – think: kombucha, yogurt, pickles, cheese, mushrooms, beer and more! EFM’s funky vendors will be talking about fermentation and the many health benefits it provides, along with a funk band to get you in the mood. So come get your ‘funk on’ at EFM’s first Funk Festival and feel good about being funky!!
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. Vendors will be offering the best of local strawberries – so sweet and delicious – it’s like eating a piece of sunshine. Live music and kids crafts make this a ‘berry’ special day at EFM!
June Bee Jamboree
Saturday, June 24
Get a buzz on at EFM’s June Bee Jamboree. This sweet celebration features everything from bee keeping demonstrations, to honey tastings, a bumble bee tea party and parade. Kids are encouraged to wear bee costumes!! ‘Bee All that You Can Bee’ at EFM’s June Bee Jamboree — how sweet it is!!
265th Birthday Celebration
Saturday July 8
Even before the American Revolutionary War, there was the Easton Farmers’ Market established in 1752 right in downtown Easton. Join America’s oldest, continuous open-air market in celebrating the ‘Big 265!’ Free birthday cake at 10:30 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 29
The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 11th 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. 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!
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! It’s all peachy!!
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. Kids activities, chef demo, live music and more!
Saturday, September 9
EFM’s signature flower, the sunflower, that appears on the EFM logo is a beautiful testament to nature. Learn some fun facts about this historic native North American plant — what they symbolize, how did they get their name, and why do they face towards the East. September brings a bounty of sunflowers to EFM, so shop the market and find different varieties grown at EFM vendor farms for you to admire and take home!
Chile Pepper Day
Saturday, September 16
It’s HOT-HOT-HOT! Peppers are in their prime in September and there are an amazing number of sweet and hot varieties available from EFM vendors. Popular in Central America for thousands of years, peppers are now a favorite of many local chefs and home cooks. Just ask EFM’s produce farmers about how different varieties can add flavor and often a bit of a kick to recipes. And if you can take the heat, join other fire-eaters at EFM’s infamous “10 Deadly Peppers” Hot Pepper Eating Contest to test how hot you can go!
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 award-winning varieties of garlic from EFM’s produce farmers. It’s a stinkin’ good time with lots of garlic-infused food, music and chef demos – and don’t forget to vote for your favorite garlic variety in the Garlic Growers’ Contest!
Saturday, October 21
Come celebrate the fall with some old-fashioned harvest fun… live music, apple pie eating contest and apple sampling with 20 varieties of Pennsylvania’s finest apples! Apples abound at EFM at Apple Jam along with fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts and apple fritters. And don’t forget that one of our favorite local bands will be jammin’ in the square for your entertainment while you take a bite out of the forbidden fruit!
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