2016 EGGFEST | SMOKIN' THE OZARKS
- All net proceeds benefit the Keystone Kops Charity of Springfield
- September 24th, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
- 882 W. Tracker Rd | Nixa, MO 65714
- Live music in the afternoon
- 4th Annual EGG-cellent Chef Awards
- Beer, Bloody Mary's, Sweet Tea, Soda, and Water sold by the Keystone Kops Charity
WHAT IS EGGFEST?
EGGfest is an event dedicated to the Big Green Egg Smoker/Grill. "EGGheads" (Big Green Egg Enthusiasts) travel from all over to participate and share in fun and festivities while experienced EGG cooks showcase their skills and talents with "The Ultimate Cooking Experience". Whether you own a Big Green Egg or just want to sample unique recipes from BBQ to pizza to baked desserts, then EGGfest is the event for you!
Most importantly, this is a charity event that directly benefits the Keystone Kops Unit of Springfield, MO. All net proceeds from the 2016 "Smokin' the Ozarks" EGGfest go directly to this fantastic organization. For more information about the Keystone Kops Unit go HERE!
Imagine a festival with hundreds of people sharing the love, passing out delicious food, and enjoying the party atmosphere! There will be amazing food coming off the EGGs all day, so it's a good practice to pace yourself and ask each EGG chef what makes their recipe special!
It's suggested that Tasters arrive between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM in order to experience the "full" Big Green EGGfest adventure! Food will be coming off the EGGs continuously throughout the day, so there isn't necessarily a "peak time" for you to arrive. Regardless of when you show up, you'll soon learn why the Big Green Egg is often copied but never matched in culinary excellence!
Early-Bird "Taster Tickets" are available through September 10th. Tickets grant you access to unlimited food samples from cooks all performing special recipes on the Big Green Egg. Last year EGGfest had over 45 Cooking Teams and over 150 Cooks all working diligently to perform their best recipes for the crowd!
Taster Tickets are purchased individually for $20 or as a pair for at $35, and also includes a freshly designed, Official 2016 Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest T-Shirt with every ticket. Children 12 and under are admitted to the event for FREE!
Taster Tickets after Sept. 10th will be available online and in-store, but do not include an Official EGGfest T-Shirt. Day of the event admission is $20 per individual and will be available at the front gate. A very limited number of additional 2016 EGGfest T-Shirts will be available to purchase during the event as well.
Parking is available within the lots surrounding Outdoor Home at 882 W. Tracker Rd in Nixa, MO. We will have event staff present to help assist you in parking your vehicle.
COOK AT EGGFEST
For an EGGfest to be successful, we need EGGcellent cooks. EGGfest is the venue for EGGheads to showcase their talents on the Big Green Egg. From 10:00am-4:00pm cooks will be showcasing their skills and talents by preparing their specialty recipes all day long. It's also an opportunity for everyone to sample others' food, share recipes, and "talk shop" with other Big Green Egg enthusiasts.
EGGfest opens to the public at 10:00am, however, we ask that Cooks arrive no later than 8:00am to unload vehicles/trailers, and set up their cooking station. We will have ample volunteers available to help you unload everything you bring along. Cooking teams should consist of 1-2 Team Captains with additional helpers. Team Captains will receive complimentary 2016 EGGfest T-Shirts, and additional shirts will be available to pre-purchase upon request when you sign up as a cooking team.
Items Cooks should bring:
Chairs & Tables
10x10 Pop-Up Canopy
Cooler for storing groceries
All ingredients needed to create you recipes
Cooking utensils & cutting boards
Plate-Setters & EGGcessories
Sample containers (ex. 2oz plastic ramekins, small paper plates)
Items Outdoor Home will provide:
(1) New Large Big Green Egg
Load of Lump Charcoal
Ice to refill your cooler(s)
To register as an EGGfest Cook, download a Cook Registration Form and submit the form at our Outdoor Home retail location, by fax at (417-869-4447), over the phone at (417-893-2004), or send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org!
MEET & GREET
FRIDAY SEPT 23rd 6:00pm-9:00pm
Outdoor Home will again be hosting a Meet & Greet event the night before EggFest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield, MO! This added bonus is FREE for Cooking Teams to attend, and is meant to show our appreciation for all the EggFest Cook's hard work and their commitment to making EggFest such a success for our charity partner. When registering to cook, please let us know how many will be attending the Meet & Greet. We'll have plenty of food and drinks in a casual setting available for all of our EggFest Cooks and their guests. Definitely one of the funnest parts of this event!
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
4155 South Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri, 65804
4TH ANNUAL EGG-CELLENT CHEF AWARDS
Back by popular demand, the 2016 EGGfest will again feature an "Eggcellent Chef Award" competition! As Tasters enter the event they will be given 1 vote to cast for the cooking team that they feel produced the best results on the Big Green Egg.
This allows cooks to prepare a variety of recipes throughout the day and demonstrate the versatility of the Big Green Egg! All cooks are encouraged to participate, there are no special requirements or ingredients, and the winners will receive a distinguished prize!
EGGFEST EGGS (used only once at EGGfest)
An EGGfest Egg is a package that you pre-purchase prior to the EGGfest. The brand new Big Green Egg will be cooked on the day of EGGfest by one of our registered cooking teams, and then you will pick it up at the end of the day!
This is a great opportunity to buy your first Big Green Egg or add to your EGG family! All EGGfest EGGs carry the full Big Green Egg warranty, include a Rolling Nest, and are available in Large size only. EGGfest EGGs are available to PURCHASE ONLINE (below) or IN-STORE at our NEW retail location (882 W. Tracker Rd).
Large EGGfest Egg Package - $849
- Large Egg ($889 retail)
- Egg Nest ($164 retail)
- (2) FREE Taster Tickets to EGGfest ($40 value)
- 10% OFF BGE Charcoal, Firestarters, and Accessories during EGGfest!
- Comes Fully Assembled ($50 value)
- Original Full Lifetime Warranty (Priceless)
RETAIL VALUE OVER $1,143
OVER 25% OFF
This package is only available for a limited time, and in very limited quantity. All additional Big Green Egg products will be 10% OFF during EGGfest!
EGGFEST EGG's MUST BE PICKED UP SEPT. 24TH AFTER THE EVENT HAS ENDED. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
The 2016 Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest will be a gathering of passionate followers of the Big Green Egg. Whether you are a veteran Egg-Head or a curious novice, this event should be an amazing experience for all! Come join the fun!