How accommodating is the town? Are students entertained? Do students stay on campus or spend free time around the area? The City of Easton waits with bated breath for fall semester to resume up on College Hill. At least, that is the impression most first-time visitors would get. Starting late in the summer, the downtown district is decked in banners welcoming Lafayette students. Early in the fall semester, the mayor of Easton hosts "Lafayette Day." One Saturday in mid-September, downtown Easton throws its doors open for the college students. Free samples and events around the Easton Circle draw hundreds of college students each year. Later in the year, Easton is home to other events like the Chile Pepper Festival, Garlic Fest, and a month of free open-air concerts.
When the weather is nice, students can venture into town to check out the weekly farmers' market. Local farmers around the Easton area display their wares, from organic produce to dairy products. Local businesses also set up stalls, and locals out walking their dogs mingle with the college students. Weekends also give students the opportunity to eat at some of downtown Easton’s various restaurants—like sushi at Sogo, Thai cuisine at Phenom, or family-style brunch at Quadrant. The Easton bus terminal also provides regular bus services to New York City and Philadelphia. Bus lines like Greyhound and Trans-Bridge make frequent trips to major hubs at an affordable price. However, to get to transportation, one must walk down College Hill, which can be a bit of a challenge depending on the time of year. Local buses run to major supermarkets and department stores, too. Safety is generally not a problem; robbery and assault have rarely been reported, especially in the last few years.