2017 EGGfest - Smokin' the Ozarks
- All net proceeds benefit the Keystone Kops Charity of Springfield
- September 30th, 2017
- 10:00am - 4:00pm
- 882 W. Tracker Rd | Nixa, MO 65714
- Live music in the afternoon
- 5th Annual EGGcellent 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 2017 "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.
Early Bird Tickets are no longer available but tickets can still be purchased online through Sept 29th or at the gate during EGGfest.
Tickets grant you access to unlimited food samples from cooks all performing special recipes on the Big Green Egg. Last year EGGfest had over 40 Cooking Teams and well 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 2017 Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest T-Shirt with every ticket purchased before September 10th. 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 2017 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, and during the event we'll 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. Cooking at EGGfest is an opportunity for teams to share recipes, enjoy great food and (most importantly) have a great time! This isn't a "high-stakes" cooking competition. If you like cooking on your EGG because it's fun and you've got some special recipes the world needs to EGG-sperience... then you'll have a blast cooking at our EGGfest. From 10:00am-4:00pm cooks will be showcasing their skills and talents by preparing their specialty recipes throughout the event. It's also an opportunity for everyone to sample others' food, share recipes, and "talk shop" with other Big Green Egg enthusiasts.
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 (417-761-7611), or send it as an attachment to email@example.com!
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 2017 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
- 2oz plastic ramekins, small paper plates
Items Outdoor Home will provide:
- (At least) 1 New Large Big Green Egg
- Lump Charcoal & Firestarters
- Sanitation Supplies
- Service Gloves
- Butcher Paper
- Ice for your Cooler
- (2) Special EGGFest Cook's Shirts per team
MEET & GREET
FRIDAY SEPT 29th 6:00pm-9:00pm
Outdoor Home is 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. We'll have plenty of food and drinks for attendees in a casual setting. This is definitely one of the funnest parts of this event for us! When registering to cook, please let us know how many will be attending the Meet & Greet.
5TH ANNUAL EGGCELLENT CHEF AWARDS
Back by popular demand, the 2017 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!
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!
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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 or IN-STORE.
Large EGGfest EGG Package - $849
- Large EGG - $889.00 retail
- Rolling EGG Nest - $169.49 retail
- (2) FREE Taster Tickets - $40 value
- 10% OFF Everything Big Green Egg
- Comes Fully Assembled - $50 value
- Original Full Lifetime Warranty - Priceless
OVER 25% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE
Large EGG $889.00
Rolling EGG Nest $169.49
(2) FREE Taster Tickets $40
Professional Assembly $50
Original Lifetime Warranty
Retail Price $1,148.49
EGGfest Price $849.00
SAVE OVER $299
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 the event!
EGGFEST EGG's MUST BE PICKED UP SEPT. 30TH AFTER THE EVENT HAS ENDED. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
The 2017 Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest will be a gathering of passionate followers of the Big Green Egg. Whether you are a veteran EGGhead or a curious novice that just bought their first EGG, this event should be an amazing experience for all! Come join the fun and help support a local children's charity!