This past weekend, I headed up to north Georgia with my husband and our 3 year old daughter to check out the Georgia Mountain Eggfest – basically a gathering of so-called "Eggheads" – folks who absolutely LOVE their Big Green Eggs! In just its second year, this particular Eggfest is already the second largest in the country, at around 100 cooks and over a thousand "tasters". Although Brent and I own an Egg and have been cooking on it for almost 3 years, we'd never attended an Eggfest before.
The weekend kicked off with a "meet and greet" on Friday night. Folks gathered at the Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, asked to bring either a covered dish or some meat for the Egg. We brought a couple packs of free-range, organic venison sausage (read: fruits of the 2011-2012 deer season) and our newfound Canadian Egghead friend we had met over breakfast at the hotel cozied it up next to his "peameal bacon".
Eggs lined up in the fairgrounds for the next day's festivities:
Anyone who owns an Egg knows that transporting them could be nerve wracking at best. Loved seeing this "grate-n-krate", which makes taking an Egg on the go relatively easy for anyone with a trailer hitch.
It was really neat to see all the excitement everyone had over getting together around a shared – and very tasty! – passion! We left the meet and greet fired up to cruise through the fairgrounds on Saturday, stuffing ourselves with Egg fare.
Stay tuned for more great recipe finds from the Eggfest!