Monday, October 28, 2013

Bacon Fest II: Porcine Art Submissions Sought, King of the Chops to Be Crowned

The Easton Farmers' Market is putting out the call for artists of two different sorts to come and take part in Bacon Fest II, set to take place on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Centre Square.

Fine artists are invited to participate in "Art Du Cochon" (Art of the Pig) by entering original drawings, paintings, sculpture or mixed media pieces that portray pigs, swine or hogs. Paintings must be 16-by-20-inches or larger, and mixed media pieces or sculpture must be “bigger than a bread box.” Artists  are encouraged to utilize found objects or salvage when possible.

Entries will be placed on display at Bacon Fest II. Artists can choose to sell their piece with a 15 percent commission going to Easton Farmers’ Market. All art will remain supervised throughout the festival, and a volunteer will be on site to handles sales. 

Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $200, a second prize of $100, and a third prize consisting of one pound of bacon from Breakaway Farms and a $25 gift card to Two Rivers Brewing Company.

All entries must be received no later than Thursday November 7 and can be delivered to the Easton Farmers’ Market information tent on Saturdays or to the Easton Farmers’ Market office at 35 South Third St., Monday thru Friday during regular business hours.

Those with a flair for music are invited to channel their inner Elvis during the "Hunka, Hunka Burnin’ Bacon Competition" at Bacon Fest II, and vie for judges' favor to become "King of the Chops".

Contestants will be judged on voice, dance moves, and their ability to build the best bacon, peanut butter and banana sandwich, an Elvis favorite.

A panel of judges will choose the winner based on appearance, performance, and the taste and quality of the sandwich.

For more information on either Bacon Fest II event, visit the festival website at or call the Easton Farmers' Market office at 610-330-9942.

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