Philadelphia Will be Hosting First Cheesesteak Festival


Philadelphia’s first cheesesteak festival happens in October.

Finally, the event all Philadelphians have been waiting for. The first annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival will take place Saturday October 24th from 11am to 5pm at Lincoln Financial Field. As a celebration of the city’s iconic delicacy, the festival will give the opportunity to sample over 40 vendors from around the city and its surrounding suburbs, allowing guests to try everything from variations of the traditional cheesesteak, to its other creations like cheesesteak egg rolls, dumplings, and much more.

Catered to all the die-hard Philadelphia foodies out there, the festival will give the smaller, underdog cheesesteak vendors an opportunity to compete with the larger food companies we all know and love. Guests can cheer on the contestants in the cheesesteak eating contest and “High-Steaks Cheesesteak cook-off,” while also watching the people of Steve’s Prince of Steaks build the world’s largest cheesesteak.

Live music from well-known Philly bands, Go-Go Gadget, Stellar Mojo, and Blackthorn, plus a special performance of “Fly Eagles Fly” by the Eagles Pep Band. This family-fun event will also include an autograph signing by Phillies’ legend Darren Daulton, a zip-line, mechanical bull rides, corn-hole tournaments, carnival games and mascots like Philadelphia Eagles “Swoop” and the debut of Allied Steaks, “Cheesy” to amuse both kids and parents. Not to mention the merchandise and beer vendors throughout the festival to add a little extra fun for the adults.

Tickets for this inaugural event are on sale in advance through the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival website and at the K-lot Gate at Lincoln Financial Field the day of. In honor of more Philly traditions, the three levels of tickets are inspired by the classic Philadelphia accent that is customary when ordering a cheesesteak. General Admission tickets, “Wit Out” are $20 per person. “Wit,” including 10 cheesesteak samples and a festival t-shirt are $40 per person, and “The Works,” including 20 cheesesteak samples, a festival t-shirt and access to the private dining area are $60 per person. A percentage of all ticket sales will benefit the pediatric cancer charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival [Official]