Georgia Mountain EggFest 2014
In May 2014, John and I attended the 4th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in Hiawassee, Georgia.
The EggFest was held at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
What’s an EggFest?
An EggFest is a venue for people who enjoy cooking on a Big Green Egg or who want to start cooking on one.
The weekend kicked-off with a Meet and Greet Party on Friday night.
A few of the guys cooked 2 briskets and 16 pork butts prior to the event.
They used the “turbo method” and had everything cooked in 6 hours.
I’m glad John and I stopped in when we did.
I mean, someone needed to taste it before serving it to everyone.
The Meet and Greet Party was a blast!
Everyone either brought a covered dish to share, or cooked something on one of the five large Big Green Eggs available.
For several hours we talked, laughed, drank, and ate.
What better way to meet new friends than with food cooked on a Big Green Egg?
The next morning, over 100 Big Green Eggs were lit and over 1800 tasters poured through the gate.
The EggFest started with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast!
After breakfast, the cooks went crazy showing the versatility of the Big Green Egg.
Everything from Wings to Blooming Onions to Cold Smoked Salmon to Beef Tenderloin to Cannelloni to Goetta.
For hours, the cooks were serving some of their best creations.
Including several bacon wrapped goodies!
And let’s not forget about dessert!
Towards the end of the day it started to rain, but no one cared.
We just carried on, carrying on.
Huge thanks to the 115 cooks who filled our bellies with creative and delicious Big Green Egged food.
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.
Thank you, All!
Are you full yet?
I hope not, because we still have the After Party!
More food, more drinks, more laughs.
What an amazing weekend with old friends, new friends, and food from a Big Green Egg.
We had so much fun with all of you.
Thank you Tasty Licks BBQ Supply for sponsoring the 2014 Georgia Mountain EggFest.
And last, but certainly not least, the man who made it all possible, John Hall.
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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