May 15th and 16th, 2015
Don't miss the 5th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Activities will take place at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia.
What is an Eggfest?
An Eggfest is a gathering of Big Green Egg fans and experienced cooks from all across the country and Canada. The cooks will be showcasing their skills and talents and will be preparing their specialty recipes all day long. The non-cooks (tasters) are free to stroll through the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, sample and experience wonderful egged food while talking to the cooks about their recipes and techniques. There will be some amazing food coming off the eggs all day long, so pace yourself! You'll soon learn why the Big Green Egg is the "Ultimate Cooking Experience". Hiawasssee, Georgia is home to many famous activities including the Georgia Mountain Fair, Fall Festival, conventions and much more. The area features two championship golf courses, hiking trails, Lake Chatuge, waterfalls, scenic tours and Rhododendron Gardens. Five star lodging accommodations include The Ridges Resort and Brasstown Valley Resort. Also, there is the Holiday Inn Express and Lake Chatuge Lodge (our host hotel) which is within walking distance of all activities. There will be several vendors displaying their product lines at the fest. This will be a good time to stock up on your favorite rubs and sauces, cooking equipment and gadgets as well as some new and unusual items.
Cook's Requirement Checklist: Click Here
Schedule of Events: Pre-Registration is suggested. Feel free to bring your own egg(s) if possible if you wish to avoid the possibility of sharing an egg for your cooking.
Friday: May 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Meet & Greet and registration. Please bring a covered dish with enough for 6 people, or something you wish to cook on the egg (there will be 5 large eggs set up at the Meet & Greet along with charcoal and lighters for your use, plus several experienced cooks to assist you if needed).
Note: Due to local ordinances, alcohol will not be available for purchase this year. Please feel free to bring your own to the Meet & Greet and/or to the Eggfest on Saturday.
Saturday: May 16, 2015
7:00-8:00 AM - Cooks sign in and setup
9:00 AM - Tasters sign in
9:00 AM - Let the Eggfest begin! The Georgia Mountain Eggfest begins with the traditional "Lighting of the Eggs". Food will be available all day. Just wander from egg to egg to sample foods and discuss recipes and techniques with the cooks.
Note: After conclusion of the Eggfest recipes from the cooks will be posted Here for free download.
11:00 AM - Big Green Egg 101 Demonstration
12:00 PM - TBD
1:00 PM - TBD
2:00 PM - TBD
3:00 PM - Eggs are to be shut down to allow for sufficient cooling time.
3:30 PM - Drawing for prizes.
5:00 PM - Deadline for picking up demo eggs.
Cooks: $10.00 per ticket
Tasters: $20.00 per ticket
Children 12 and Under Free