BETHLEHEM — Let the taste of delectably fresh burgers on flakey buns, mouth-watering corn-on-the-cob and belly-busting Belgian waffles with deliciously sweet ice cream take you away to that Musikfest vibe nearly one million people enjoy each year.
As part of Musikfest 2020, ArtsQuest is pleased to present 10 of the festival’s most beloved vendors for Musikfest-lovers to enjoy at SteelStacks July 31-Aug. 9. Hours for the walkup food service at PNC Plaza are July 31 and Aug. 3-7 from 4-8 p.m., and Aug. 1-2 and 8-9 from noon-8 p.m. Highlighting the list of ’fest favorites are Aw Shucks roasted corn and the shish kabobs of Hogar Crea, both of whom are making their only area appearances of the summer.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer this taste of Musikfest this year for our patrons, as well as to support these small businesses and independent vendors, many of whom have been hit pretty hard by the pandemic-related closures," says ArtsQuest Sr. Vice President of Operations Ray Neeb. "As we were developing plans for a revamped Musikfest 2020, this is the first ‘in-person’ element we started to work on because we know how much people enjoy the wide variety of eats at the festival. We thank all of the vendors, some of whom are setting up just for this event, for coming together to make this experience possible for everyone."
During Musikfest 2020, patrons can walk up and order from any or all of the 10 vendors. Onsite beverages, as well as Musikfest merchandise like the popular collector’s mug, will also be offered. The complete list of vendors and their menus are:
Aw Shucks Roasted Corn
Karl Ehmer/Heaven on a Bun
Bratwurst, Krainerwurst, Long Vienna Hot Dogs, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Cheeseburgers, Cheesesteaks, Sausage Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Crabby Fries, Cheese Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Pierogis, Mozzarella Sticks
Mr. Bill’s Poultry
Chicken Fingers and Fries, Chicken Finger Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, "The Hot Mess"
Festival Island Noodles
Shish Kabob, Chicken, Rice and Beans, Empanadas
Bethlehem Dairy Store
Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Root Beer Floats, Belgian Waffles, Apple Dumplings, Chipwich
Gyros, Baklava, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Hummus
Heidi’s Strudel/Island Expressions
Strudel, Almonds, Smoothies, Funnel Cake, Boom Boom Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp
The Flying V
Naked Fries, Classic Poutine, American Bacon Poutine, Breakfast Poutine, Buffalo Chicken Poutine, Chicken, Bacon Ranch Poutine, Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine
Take A Taco
Tacos, Taco Salads, Mexican Salads, Fajitas, Quesadillas, Taco Dog, Garlic Parmesan Pierogi Fries
Additional details on Musikfest virtual and in-person programs and events will be announced in the coming weeks. The largest free music festival in the nation, Musikfest is made possible thanks to the support of the City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, Bethlehem Area School District, Northampton County, the support of the corporate community and more than 1,600 volunteers and 3,300 supporting members. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org.