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Cooking at EGGfest

While you're showing off your fiery finesse for our Tasters, you can share recipes with other groups, enjoy the great food, and (most importantly) have a great time with your teammates!

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Grab your buddies and cook for a great cause!

Cooking Teams should consist of 1-2 Team Captains with additional helpers (up to 6 total people per team). While you're showing off your fiery finesse, you can share recipes with other cooks, enjoy the great food, and (most importantly) have a great time!

To get signed up, all you need to do is fill out the registration form and send it our way. Then we'll follow up and make sure you don't have any additional questions.

REGISTRATION (pdf)

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EGGfest directly benefits the Keystone Kops Charity.

Proceeds from our event go directly to this fantastic group as they provide lodging and transportation assistance to children and their families during their care at Shrine Hospitals across the region.

During EGGfest, this distinguished unit of the Abu Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque helps us organize, set up, and execute EGGfest while selling drinks and RAFFLE TICKETS during the event.

Last year alone, we raised over $9,000.00 for this charity during EGGfest!

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For EGGfest to be a success, we need Cooking Teams!

This is NOT a high-stakes, high-pressure cooking competition and there is NO REGISTRATION FEE.

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. To get signed up, all you need to do is fill out the registration form and send it our way.

REGISTRATION (pdf)

PRE-EVENT SETUP - SEPT 27TH • 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Cooking teams may set up their cooking stations the day before EGGfest between 3:00PM and 6:00PM. We have security scheduled to be onsite until we arrive the next morning. This is strongly encouraged for all cooking teams and makes set up easier for everyone the next day.

DAY OF SETUP - SEPT 28TH • 7:00AM - 8:00AM

We ask that Cooking Teams arrive no later than 8:00AM the day of EGGfest to unload vehicles/trailers, set up your cooking station (approx. 12'x12' space), light your EGG(s) and begin cooking.

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Our staff will be on-site by 6:00AM to coordinate the event setup and prepare for cooking teams. Please do not arrive before 7:00AM unless prior arrangments are made.

EGGFEST - SEPT 28TH • 10:00AM - 2:00pm

EGGfest Cooking Teams showcase their skills by serving bite-size samples of their unique recipes throughout the day for our Tasters to enjoy.

We ask that cooking teams participate/cook for the entire event. You don't always have to be serving, but you should always be working on your next dish.

What To Bring

Cooking Teams Should Bring:

  •   Extra Tables & Chairs
  •   10x10 Pop-Up Canopy
  •   Cooler(s) for storing food supplies
  •   All ingredients needed to create your recipes
  •   Cooking utensils, tools & cutting boards
  •   Some type of food thermometer (required)
  •   Baking Stones & Specialty EGGcessories
  •   2oz plastic ramekins or small paper plates
  •   Hat and/or hair cover

Outdoor Home Will Provide:

  •   (At least) 1 New Big Green Egg & ConvEGGtor
  •   Lump Charcoal & Firestarters
  •   (1) 8ft Table & Table Cover
  •   Sanitation Supplies
  •   Extra Latex Service Gloves (limited)
  •   Pink Butcher Paper
  •   Additional ice for your cooler
  •   EGGfest Cooking Team Shirts
  •   Help loading before and after EGGfest

Meet & Greet will be held at 4 By 4 Brewing Company

SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2024 • 6:00PM - 9:00PM

DIRECTIONS TO BREWERY  

Outdoor Home is hosting a FREE Meet & Greet event for all EGGfest Cooking Teams the night before EGGfest. This is our way of showing appreciation for your hard work and dedication. Enjoy plenty of food and drinks in a casual, come-and-go setting.

When registering to cook, please let us know how many will attend the Meet & Greet.

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Local Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn

4155 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804

13 minutes from Outdoor Home

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Holiday Inn Express

310 E Monastery St, Springfield, MO 65810

10 minutes from Outdoor Home

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Candlewood Suites

1035 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807

10 minutes from Outdoor Home

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Sleep Inn

233 E Camino Alto Dr, Springfield, MO 65810

9 minutes from Outdoor Home

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Back by Popular Demand!

11th Annual "EGGcellent Chef" Competition

As Tasters enter the event, each will be given 3 votes to cast for the cooking team they feel produced the best results on the Big Green Egg.

There are no specific categories or rules for this "People's Choice" competition. It simply allows cooks to prepare a variety of recipes throughout the day and demonstrate the versatility of the Big Green Egg for all our Tasters!

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All cooks are encouraged to participate as there are no special requirements and no additional costs... but the winners will receive a distinguished prize once the votes are tallied!

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.

To get signed up, all you need to do is fill out the registration form and send it our way. Then we'll follow up and make sure you don't have any additional questions.

REGISTRATION (pdf)

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact:


Aaron Swaggerty
EGGfest Coordinator
aaron@outdoorhome.com
417-761-7611 (ext 103)

The 2024 EGGfest is a rain or shine event. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be delayed or rescheduled. No refunds will be given due to force majeure or cancellation. The safety of our event participants is our top priority. If severe weather conditions develop, we may need to temporarily occupy a safer space. Please follow the instructions of event staff in the event of an emergency. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.