The tradition began when The Mothership, Big Green Egg, hosted the first annual EGGtoberfest in 1998.
The first eggfest originated as a way for Big Green Egg to say “Thank You” to loyal customers that regularly logged on to the Forum to chat and share recipes and experiences and found themselves becoming fast friends. Many 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 17th iteration of the event, just last year, boasted over 3000 attendees and spectacular fare ranging from moose-kabobs to brisket, and fresh caught Atlantic Salmon to Rum Soaked Apple Cake!*
With Eggfests popping up all over the country, Columbus’ own Specialty Gas House is excited to host the 5th Annual Central Ohio-based event, The Ohio Eggfest, on August 17th, at The Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus, Ohio! Purchase tickets »
The purpose of this event? A family friendly gathering of “foodies,” coming together to celebrate the greatest charcoal-based invention in culinary history – The Big Green Egg! It is a cooking, grilling, barbecue competition where all the food is cooked on The Big Green Egg. We call ourselves Eggheads, and we sure would be glad to call you one, too! Big Green Egg aside, come for the smorgasbord of food as a vast array of cooks from various parts of the world compete for the coveted “People’s Choice Award,” and the professionally judged “Very Prestigious Award, Award!” Think you’ve got what it takes? Register as a cook yourself (it’s free!).
But what is better than sharing recipes and food, spreading the culture of culinary cuisine and offering our children a day of fun activities? Doing so for the advancement of cancer research and giving back to the future of the community that was so gracious as to host our event!
100% of the proceeds from every ticket purchase, every egg sold, every personal and corporate donation, and proceeds generated otherwise through this event will benefit the OSUCCC – The James Cancer Hospital. Who knew that a day of BBQ, fun, and friends could do so much good!
This is also your opportunity to purchase a once-used (day of the event) Big Green Egg with Nest and “ConvEGGtor” (plate setter), 20lb bag of charcoal, and Kick Ash Basket at a substantial discount! Pre-order an egg here –>>
*Excerpt from http://www.biggreenegg.com