Bacon Festival raises money for farmers market in York

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It's the first of its kind in the city of York.
The "Pigs on Penn Bacon Festival" was held Saturday at the Market and Penn Street Farmer's Market.
The festival was the idea of local deli owner Jimmy Ilyes, who has a stand at the market.
Wanting to draw more people in, he organized the event with bacon inspired treats from about 25 vendors.
The crowd could taste anything from pretzels stuffed with bacon jam and cheese to bacon caramel squares and bacon milkshakes.
"I love bacon, people love bacon, it's kind of just something we.. a bunch of friends and I said hey, we can get together and get some people together, help out the market and be able to bring people together," says Jimmy Ilyes, Market Master.
1,000 people were expected to attend "Pigs on Penn."
There were also games, a hog calling contest and a petting zoo.
Proceeds from contests and games will help the market to further initiatives like starting an indoor garden and providing a learning center for inner city children.

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