Forging Ahead 3: Bethlehem Peeps


Peeps move through the manufacturing process at the factory in Bethlehem, Pa. (Matt Rourke / AP)


Where your Peeps at? Bethlehem.

If you’re a fan of the fluffy yellow marshmallow treats, you might want to consider making a pilgrimage to the city.

The candies are made just up the road from the old Bethlehem Steel site.

To celebrate them, Steel Stacks, an arts and entertainment venue in Bethlehem, hosts Peepsfest each year. The two-day event features games, fireworks, scavenger hunts and live music.

Of course, there are also plenty of Peeps-centric activities including making s’mores with Peeps, guessing the weight of the Peepsmobile, making Peeps dioramas, and having your picture taken with a 1.8-metre-tall Peep.