ArtsQuest plans 'Bacontopia' event in November

Event will raise funds for youth education programs

Posted: 10:28 AM EDT Sep 09, 2013   Updated: 12:00 PM EDT Oct 29, 2013

Do you love bacon? ArtsQuest has cooked up an event with you in mind.

The first annual 'Bacontopia: A Celebration of Bacon' event will be held Nov. 10 from 1-4 at the Musikfest Cafe at 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.

At the event, bacon aficionados will enjoy a sizzing Sunday filled with delicious bacon dishes.

Some of those include bacon fries, Sweet & Spicy Roasted Bacon, bacon breakfast napoleon, cream of bacon soup, bacon burger sliders and spicy pork belly.

For those with a sweet tooth, wrap your senses around bacon lollipops, bacon cupcakes with maple icing and dark chocolate with bacon swirl ice cream.

The event will also highlight bacon-themed presentations and entertainment, according to organizers.

Lancaster County butcher Tony Page will be on hand to offer bacon and pork products, including advice and recipes.

D.G. Yuengling & Son brewmaster John Callahan will offer presentations on pairing Yuengling beers with bacon and pork dishes.

All attendees will receive a Bacontopia Passport to get stamped each time they sample a bacon dish. Everyone who samples all 10 items will be interested into a drawing to win Musikfest Cafe concert tickets.

All proceeds from the event will benefit ArtsQuest's arts education programming.

Tickets are $35 and go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. to ArtsQuest members and to the public on Friday at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at and 610-332-3378.