YOU GUYS. I’m a sucker for a food festival, and cheesesteaks are my lifeblood, so you betcha I’m excited about Philly’s first Cheesesteak Festival taking place October 24th at Lincoln Financial Field. In addition to 40+ CHEESESTEAK VENDORS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA AREA OMG, there will be celebrity chefs, live entertainment, sports memorabilia and craft vendors, carnival games, zipline rides and a mechanical bull.
There will also be a cheesesteak competitive eating competition that I should probably register for (every time I order at Capriotti’s, I’m asked “you know the large is 20 inches, right?” YES, I KNOW, and it’s a perfectly sized meal).
Bring your Philly pride, as Philly will be bringing the world record for World’s Largest Cheesesteak back where it belongs: by constructing a cheesesteak over 450 feet long.
Food samples will be a combo of cheesesteak proper and cheesesteak-derived foods like cheesesteak eggrolls. There will be vegetarian and gluten free options. And of course beer, because Philly, but also because it’s a well known fact that beer makes cheesesteaks better.
- WIT OUT: general admission, $20
- WIT: includes 10 cheesesteak samples + a festival tee, $40
- THE WORKS: includes 20 cheesesteak samples, voucher for mechanical bull and zipline, festival tee + access to VIP dining area, $60
- Kids ages 6-12: $10 at the door (no samples included)
- Kids 5 and under: free
You can opt for the WIT OUT ticket and still buy tickets for samples at the event. Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more. Parking is free.
Go buy your ticket, I’ll see you there.