Attention Breakfast Fanatics: There Will Be a Two-Day Breakfast Festival in New York
If you love breakfast, don’t have Labor Day weekend plans, and happen to be near New York, then your life is about to be lit. Extra Crispy will hold their first BreakFestival event in honor of the most important meal of the day. The all-things breakfast website dropped the news a few days ago, and it seems like the festival will be foodie heaven.
BreakFestival will be a two-day event over the holiday weekend and will include live music, breakfast/brunch-themed booths, tournaments, and a sinful amount of food. The website teamed up with Jimmy Carbone of CookoutNYC, Food Karma Projects, and Jimmy’s No. 43 to bring breakfast blessings to anyone who can make their way to New York City. Extra Crispy says there will be more than 20 chefs on deck to bring attendees their best dishes, complete with morning spirits, well into the night. There will be more bacon, French toast, bagels, and breakfast beer than anyone could ever imagine. All praise is due to the breakfast goddesses.
BreakFestival will take place Sept. 3-4 at Stuyvesant Cove Park. There isn’t a set schedule of events available yet, but the hours seem to go against the conventional breakfast time slot. Both days are expected to run from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., but breakfast lovers will take a Bloody Mary and biscuit at any time of the day.
The tickets are $45 for each day, but they do include all-inclusive access to the event and samples from over 10 food/drink sellers. If I could, I would be out there with a piece of bacon in one hand and a beer in the other, but I will be even further than normal from the great state of New York. So, for all the breakfast geeks in the world, please head out to BreakFestival and live the dream.
While BreakFestival is certainly a unique event, it is not the only one out there for breakfast fans. Brown County, Indiana hosts a National Maple Syrup Festival featuring a pancake-flippin’ expert. Battle Creek, Michigan – the “Breakfast Capital of the World” – has a festival based entirely on cereal. The Cereal Festival features the “World’s Longest Breakfast Table” and attracts thousands of people each year. And, there are countless bacon-themed festivals in every city from Los Angeles to Savannah, Georgia. It will be interesting to see how well the BreakFestival will do and if it will become a yearly event.
For more information about Extra Crispy’s BreakFestival, head over to their website and check out the ticket page for purchasing specifics.