EGGtoberfest® is a day when the Big Green Egg Company celebrates the EGGhead community and the innovative Big Green Egg chefs!
Check out the creative recipes, learn new techniques from an EGGspert™, and sample foods cooked by seasoned EGGtoberfest alumni — as well as a few brave newcomers. Enjoy EGG demos, listen to live music, or spend a day at the Park. The on-site Big Green Egg store will be open all day, and cool drinks will help keep you refreshed.
Event: Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
History: EGGtoberfest®, an annual event held each October, originated in 1998 as a way for The Big Green Egg Company to say “Thank You” to loyal customers that regularly logged on to the company’s forum to chat and share recipes and experiences – and found themselves becoming fast friends. Many of these folks were eager to meet their online “family” and EGGtoberfest provided the opportunity to get together and cook their favorite recipes on the EGG. The first year, about 100 Big Green Egg pioneers attended the cookout at the American Legion Hall in Atlanta, with 15 cooks firing up an EGG. The meet, greet and eat event turned into the First Annual EGGtoberfest, which was considered a big success.
The Annual EGGtoberfest has grown to a fun-filled weekend celebration where more than 200 EGGs are fired up by new and experienced EGGheads to feed the enthusiastic crowd of over 3000 people. Spectacular fare can range from moose kabobs (the result of a successful Maine hunt) and a roasted whole fresh Alaskan salmon (caught, brought and cooked by an Alaska EGG owner) to exotic breakfast dishes, peach cobblers, grilled pineapple, rum soaked apple cake, smoked turkey necks, barbecued meatloaf and many versions of the more traditional pulled pork, fallin’-off-the-bone ribs, spicy sausages, juicy beef brisket, crispy pizza and just about any other food that you can imagine.