Georgia Mountain EggFest 2015

In May 2015, John and I attended the 5th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in Hiawassee, Georgia.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

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

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

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

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

It is a weekend when EggHeads come together to cook, eat, drink, exchange ideas, and catch-up with each other.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

It’s also one heck of a good time!

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

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

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Everyone either brought a covered dish to share or cooked something on one of the 5 large Big Green Eggs available.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

By the end of the night, there were no strangers among us.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

And I doubt anyone left hungry.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

The next morning, 110 talented cooks fired up the Big Green Eggs:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

And about 2100 tasters poured through the gate.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

For 6 hours, the cooks were serving some of their best creations.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

I hope you are hungry, because I’m going to take you up and down the treelined street of the Georgia Mountain EggFest for a virtual taste!

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

I’ll do my best to explain all the food. Cooks, if I labeled your food incorrectly (or not at all) please contact me so I can fix it.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

AsiParm Potatoes and Sausage Balls:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Top Sirloin stuffed with Cream Cheese and Braswell’s Balsamic Vidalia Onion Jam:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Sausage Rolls:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Jalapeño Shrimp Poppers:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Seared Tuna topped with Slaw and Avocado:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Gems:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Cast Iron Shrimp and Grits:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Cuban Sandwiches:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Bacon and Egg Phyllo Cups:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Breakfast Queso Fundido:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pulled Pork:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Cured Salmon:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Jelly Belly Cuban:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Hushpuppies:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Grilled Corn:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Jerk Wings:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pulled Pork Egg Rolls with a secret Asian BBQ Sauce:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Carolina Pork with Carolina Slaw:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pork Tenderloin with Braswell’s Cinnamon Chipotle Rub:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pulled Pork Sandwiches:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Carnivore Sauce Salsa:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Brats:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Bacon Egg Avocado Cups:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Smoked Ham Bean Soup:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Chicken Wings:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Cheesy Hash Brown Cups:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Stir Fry:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pig Shots:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Parmesan Crusted Salmon:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Bacon Wrapped Scallops:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Jalapeño Popper Dip:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Pork Butt:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Riblettes:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Bloomin’ Onion:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Beautiful vegetables:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Carne Asada Tacos with a Jalapeño Mojo Marinade:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Burgers with Pulled Pork, Cheese and Bacon:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Grilled Watermelon with Feta and a Balsamic Reduction:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

And then Apple Pie for dessert.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Crazy awesome food, right?!

Here are two happy tasters I met:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Their smiles say it all.

As our afternoon together was starting to come to an end:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

The cooks started to get very, very serious:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Gosh, I love EggHeads.

Huge thanks to all the vendors. We love your EGGcessories!

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Thank you to everyone who took the time to teach one of the 3 classes:

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

— BGE 101 class: Kim Youngblood from Lawrenceville, GA and J. Barrett Carter from Smyrna, Georgia.

— “Going Dutch” (Dutch oven cooking): Peter Benac from Kittrell, North Carolina.

— Ongoing Maintenance, Problems & Warranty Issues: Tim Brown from Ontario, Canada.

Wait.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Don’t sit down yet.

We still have the After Party!

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Obviously, I loved all the food at the Georgia Mountain EggFest, but the friendships. . . that’s the icing on the cake.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

To all 110 Cooks! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Once again, you outdid yourselves.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

And last, but never least, the man who makes it all possible: John Hall.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest 2015

“Thank you” just isn’t enough.

The time, energy, dedication, passion and love that you put into this EggFest is why the Georgia Mountain EggFest is considered the Favorite EggFest for so many.

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