September 28th, 2019 | 10:00AM-3:00PM
Outdoor Home | 882 W Tracker Rd | Nixa, MO
Savor delicious food, learn new techniques from seasoned EGGheads, and discover what the Big Green Egg-sperience is all about during the 2019 Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest at Outdoor Home in Nixa, Missouri!
WHAT IS EGGFEST?
The Smokin' the Ozarks EGGfest at Outdoor Home is a charitable event dedicated to the Ultimate Cooking Experience... better know as the Big Green Egg! EGGheads (Big Green Egg Enthusiasts) will travel from all over the region to enjoy delicious food that only a Big Green Egg can produce, along with live music, cooking demonstrations, and few tasty beverages. At our EGGfest, "Tasters" will sample savory & sweet grilled meats, seafood, veggies, pizzas, and desserts cooked up by EGGfest "Cooking Teams" as they show off their unique recipes and grilled specialties for everyone to savor.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, our EGGfest is a charity event that directly benefits the Keystone Kops Unit of Springfield. All net proceeds from the 2019 "Smokin' the Ozarks" EGGfest go directly to this fantastic organization that provides lodging and transportation assistance to children and their families during their care at Shrine Hospitals across the area.
ONLINE TICKETS SALES HAVE ENDED. EGGfest tickets are now only available to purchase at our showroom or day-of at the event gate.
Get ready to rock your taste buds and enjoy unlimited food tasting all day! Taster Tickets to EGGfest grant you access to unlimited food samples from all of our EGGhead Cooking Teams performing their unique recipes on dozens of Big Green Eggs. Last year we had over 40 EGGfest Cooking Teams and well over 150 Cooks all working diligently to constantly provide their best dishes for the crowd. Whether you're a veteran EGGhead or just love food, festivals, music, and fun - there's plenty for everyone!
Taster Tickets are purchased individually for $20 or as a pair for at $35. Children 12 and under are admitted to the event for FREE!
During the event, a very limited number of additional 2019 EGGfest Shirts will be available to purchase in our showroom. Parking for Tasters is available streetside and within the parking lots West of Outdoor Home, with additional parking available North across Tracker Rd at the Century Lanes bowling alley. During EGGfest, we'll have event staff represented by the Keystone Kops to help assist you in finding a spot and parking your vehicle.
COOKING AT EGGFEST
For an EGGfest to be successful, we need enthusiastic EGGfest Cooking Teams!
Cooking at EGGfest is an opportunity for teams to share recipes, enjoy great food, and (most importantly) have a great time! Take turns sampling the other participants' dishes and build your repertoire with new ideas! This is not a "high-stakes" cooking competition. If you love 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.
COOKING TEAM GIFT
To show our appreciation for all the hard work, time, and effort that cooking teams put into our event we are giving each team captain(s) a $100 Outdoor Home Gift Card (maximum of 2 per team) to spend at your leisure.
EGGfest Cooking Teams should consist of 1-2 Team Captains with additional helpers (up to 6 total people per team). Team Captains will receive complimentary 2019 EGGfest T-Shirts (unique design), and additional shirts will be available to pre-purchase upon request.
EGGfest opens to the public at 10:00am, however, we ask that Cooks arrive no later than 8:00am to unload vehicles/trailers, set up their cooking station (approx. 12'x12' space), and begin cooking. We'll have ample volunteers available to help teams unload and set up. From 10:00am-3:00pm Cooking Teams showcase their skills by serving bite-size samples of their favorite recipes throughout the day for our Taster guests to enjoy. Cooking teams should participate/cook for the entire duration of the event. You don't always have to be serving, but you should always be working on your next dish.
Cooking Teams should bring:
► Chairs & Tables
► 10x10 Pop-Up Canopy
► Cooler for storing food supplies
► All ingredients needed to create your recipes
► Cooking utensils, tools & cutting boards
► Baking Stones & Specialty EGGcessories
► 2oz plastic ramekins, small paper plates for service
Outdoor Home will provide:
► (At least) 1 New Big Green Egg
► Lump Charcoal & Firestarters
► Sanitation Supplies
► Service Gloves
► Butcher Paper
► Ice for your Cooler
► (2) Special EGGFest Cook's Shirts per team
► No outside alcohol is permitted unless you are using it specifically for a recipe. Adult beverages along with water/tea are sold by the charity and benefit their organization.
► Experience cooking on a Big Green Egg is always helpful but is not required.
► Cooking teams should participate/cook for the entire duration of the event. You don't always have to be serving, but you should always be working on your next dish.
► Selling, soliciting, or merchandising of products not offered by Outdoor Home is not allowed without prior approval.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
4155 South Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri, 65804
MEET & GREET
Friday, September 27th 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 most fun parts of this event for us! When registering to cook, please let us know how many will be attending the Meet & Greet.
7TH Annual EGGcellent Chef Awards
Back by popular demand, the 2019 EGGfest will again feature the "EGGcellent Chef" Competition! As Tasters enter the event, each will be given 3 votes to cast for the cooking team that they feel produced the best results on the Big Green Egg.
There are no specific categories or additional rules for this "people's choice" competition. 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 as there are no special requirements, additional costs, or ingredients, and the winners will receive a distinguished prize once the votes are tallied!
An EGGfest EGG is a Big Green Egg package that you pre-purchase prior to the event at a substantial discount. Now available in Large, XL, and 2XL sizes, these brand NEW Big Green Eggs are cooked on the day of EGGfest by one of our registered cooking teams, and then you 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 the NEW intEGGrated Nest, ConvEGGtor, and are available to PRE-PURCHASE ONLINE or IN-STORE. Very Limited Supply Available for.