2018 Opening Day
Saturday, May 5th
Come celebrate opening day at America’s oldest, continuous open-air market!! Join us in beautiful Centre Square to kick-off the market’s 2018 regular season with the annual ribbon cutting. Opening day will begin the celebration of the market’s 266th 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 9th
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 23rd
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!!
266th Birthday Celebration
Saturday July 7th
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 its 266th year of offering fresh and local. Free birthday cake, 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 21st
The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 12th 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 4th
Savor the sweetness of summer with plump, juicy peaches. EFM’s vendors join pull out all the stops to satisfy your craving for that fuzzy peach goodness. Indulge in peach cobbler, peach smoothies, peach preserves, peach pie and peaches by the bushel! It’s all peachy!!
Saturday, August 18th
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 1st
Kick off your Labor Day weekend at EFM celebrating EFM’s signature flower, the sunflower. Learn some fun facts about this historic native North American plant — what it symbolizes, how it got its name, and why sunflowers 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 15th
It’s HOT-HOT-HOT! Peppers are in their prime in mid-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 Competition to test how hot you can go!
Saturday, October 6th, 9am – 6pm (and continues for a second day on Sunday October 7th)
Visit the farm-to-fest area where EFM vendors will be selling their fresh and local foods and specialty items in the 300 block of Northampton Street near the Easton Public Market on Saturday, October 6th.
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 20th
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 3rd, 10am – 6pm (Bacon Fest continues for a second day on Sunday, November 4th)
Visit the farm-to-fest area where EFM vendors will be selling their fresh and local foods and specialty items in the 300 block of Northampton Street near the Easton Public Market on Saturday, November 3rd.
Come to downtown Easton for this fabulous two-day festival — November 3rd & 4th — featuring more than 100 vendors with all things bacon, from bacon Bloody Mary’s and bacon chowder, to bacon sundaes and straight up bacon on a stick. On both days you will find EFM vendor Breakaway Farms at the Bacon & Brew event where they offer different kinds of specialty bacon paired with a Weyerbacher beer. Lots of tastings and activities including pig & wiener dog races, Dueling Swine Pig Roast, mechanical pig rides, and live music. See the line-up of Bacon Fest vendors and events at: www.PABaconFest.com