This fall, Philadelphia’s first-ever major Cheesesteak Festival will hit Lincoln Financial Field. The festival will feature cheesesteaks from more than 40 vendors, the construction of the world’s longest cheesesteak and a cheesesteak eating competition. It hits on Saturday, October 24.
Philadelphia has never really had a massive cheesesteak festival, so this sounds like a pretty great idea, and is probably long overdue.
Among other things, attendees will get to sample cheesesteaks from top vendors across the city. Complete vendor details have not yet been announced, but expect a range of cheesesteak shops, including tried-and-true favorites as well as some of the new upstarts.
And, yes, a 450-foot cheesesteak will be constructed on site in an attempt to break the world record.
In addition to cheesesteak-themed fun, there will also be shopping, live entertainment, carnival games and much more.
Tickets are $20/$40/$60 – $20 for general admission, which is just access to the festival; $40 for admission with 10 cheesesteak samples and a t-shirt; and $60 for 20 cheesesteak samples, a t-shirt, access to a private dining area and tickets for zip lining and a mechanical bull. Tickets are available online.
Since we’re still a few months out, we’ve included some delicious cheesesteak shots for, uh, inspiration.
Stay tuned for more info in the weeks to come.
1st Annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival at Lincoln Financial Field
Where To Find The Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia [visitphilly.com]
More good-looking cheesesteaks, below.