Georgia Mountain EggFest 2014

In May 2014, John and I attended the 4th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in Hiawassee, Georgia.

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The EggFest was held at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds along the shores of Lake Chatuge.

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What’s an EggFest?

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An EggFest is a venue for people who enjoy cooking on a Big Green Egg or who want to start cooking on one.

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The weekend kicked-off with a Meet and Greet Party on Friday night.

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A few of the guys cooked 2 briskets and 16 pork butts prior to the event.

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They used the “turbo method” and had everything cooked in 6 hours.

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I’m glad John and I stopped in when we did.

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I mean, someone needed to taste it before serving it to everyone.

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The Meet and Greet Party was a blast!

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Everyone either brought a covered dish to share, or cooked something on one of the five large Big Green Eggs available.

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For several hours we talked, laughed, drank, and ate.

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What better way to meet new friends than with food cooked on a Big Green Egg?

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The next morning, over 100 Big Green Eggs were lit and over 1800 tasters poured through the gate.

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The EggFest started with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast!

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After breakfast, the cooks went crazy showing the versatility of the Big Green Egg.

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Everything from Wings to Blooming Onions to Cold Smoked Salmon to Beef Tenderloin to Cannelloni to Goetta.

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For hours, the cooks were serving some of their best creations.

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Including several bacon wrapped goodies!

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And let’s not forget about dessert!

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Towards the end of the day it started to rain, but no one cared.

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We just carried on, carrying on.

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Huge thanks to the 115 cooks who filled our bellies with creative and delicious Big Green Egged food.

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Not only did we eat well, we learned a lot from the Georgia Mountain EggFest class instructors: Monica Braverman, Kim Youngblood, Susan Handy, Teresa Nester, Molly Hamlin, Enrico Romagnoli, and Pete Benac.

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Thank you, All!

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Are you full yet?

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I hope not, because we still have the After Party!

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More food, more drinks, more laughs.

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What an amazing weekend with old friends, new friends, and food from a Big Green Egg.

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We had so much fun with all of you.

Thank you Tasty Licks BBQ Supply for sponsoring the 2014 Georgia Mountain EggFest.

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And last, but certainly not least, the man who made it all possible, John Hall.

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Thank you for all of the time and energy you give to make the Georgia Mountain EggFest such a huge success!

You are truly one of a kind.

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