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Food and Drink related Talk => Events => Topic started by: tansu on July 22, 2010, 12:44:44 PM

Title: EGGotoberfest
Post by: tansu on July 22, 2010, 12:44:44 PM
Pre-Registration Begins Monday, August 2nd at 12noon
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on July 22, 2010, 03:17:21 PM
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Barnum on August 02, 2010, 05:19:02 AM
With another link here

http://eggtoberfest2010.eventbrite.com/

which looks like maybe the place to buy tickets... starting today at noon...
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Barnum on August 02, 2010, 11:49:04 AM
With another link here

http://eggtoberfest2010.eventbrite.com/

which looks like maybe the place to buy tickets... starting today at noon...

The above link is indeed to the site for purchase (using paypal).

I have my ticket!
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: tansu on October 08, 2010, 10:23:35 AM
Pre-Registration over.
I wonder how many tickets sold, and how many "cooks"?
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 13, 2010, 02:58:10 PM
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 15, 2010, 12:02:09 PM


Well the time is here, and tomorrow is the big day..  Though it seems like this HUGE cookout has been left off of the lists of things to do on Saturday by the AJC, there is going to be a big crowd, and a bunch of new-to-Eggtoberfest things going on.  I just talked to someone at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the setup is well underway. 

There will be clinics for first time egg users, and seasoned egg cookers as well.  There will be vendors (a first for an Eggtoberfest in Atlanta).  There are free rides being given (at least today) in some Nascar cars around the oval.  I hear there is a big area for kids, and of course the 600 or so folks setting up from one to three BGE's each for a real cookout tomorrow. this is NOT a competition but rather a yearly reunion of the folks across the globe that cook on Big Green Egg Ceramic Grills.  I think there is a people's choice competition tomorrow, but it is pretty low-key.  There is a huge raffle at the end of the celebration tomorrow with parts of your ticket being pulled for grilling goodies and take-away "stuff"...

CP will be going with me to the pre-party tonight, but nephew B.J. has signed  on for the all-day affair tomorrow allowing C.P. some downtime from her busy work schedule.

Hope to see some of you folks there, we will be doing our show from noon until two tomorrow, but will be there most of the day? We are hoping to be set up near the "Team Bobby-Q" venue with the folks from the mothership of Big Green Egg.

Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Barnum on October 15, 2010, 12:07:08 PM
I can't wait for my first Eggtoberfest!  Do I need to eat before I go, or will there be some food there?
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 15, 2010, 12:27:36 PM
I can't wait for my first Eggtoberfest!  Do I need to eat before I go, or will there be some food there?

Everything has changed of course since they moved the homey, gathering from the back-lot of the Tucker store, but that's what folks do, bring food to be sampled.  It is bragging rights mostly, but everyone will be a-cookin. I have no idea what we are doing for our show, but stop by and I'll feed 'ya..   ;)

I hope that Carnivore BBQ sauce (Todd Hippo) will be there, I have a bunch of orders from folks that are not going to fill ?

Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Barnum on October 15, 2010, 12:43:57 PM
I can't wait for my first Eggtoberfest!  Do I need to eat before I go, or will there be some food there?

Everything has changed of course since they moved the homey, gathering from the back-lot of the Tucker store, but that's what folks do, bring food to be sampled.  It is bragging rights mostly, but everyone will be a-cookin. I have no idea what we are doing for our show, but stop by and I'll feed 'ya..   ;)

I hope that Carnivore BBQ sauce (Todd Hippo) will be there, I have a bunch of orders from folks that are not going to fill ?



I will certainly hunt you down.  I think I will, however, make a stop right off the highway in Forest Park at Mr. Taco for some huevos rancherous on my way down.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 15, 2010, 12:49:00 PM
I can't wait for my first Eggtoberfest!  Do I need to eat before I go, or will there be some food there?

Everything has changed of course since they moved the homey, gathering from the back-lot of the Tucker store, but that's what folks do, bring food to be sampled.  It is bragging rights mostly, but everyone will be a-cookin. I have no idea what we are doing for our show, but stop by and I'll feed 'ya..   ;)

I hope that Carnivore BBQ sauce (Todd Hippo) will be there, I have a bunch of orders from folks that are not going to fill ?



I will certainly hunt you down.  I think I will, however, make a stop right off the highway in Forest Park at Mr. Taco for some huevos rancherous on my way down. 

You are funny   ;)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 15, 2010, 01:31:55 PM

I hope this works ?  Here are the Big Green Eggs set up for the event...

I fixed it..


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/Eggtoberfest2010/FridayEggs1.jpg)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 15, 2010, 09:35:18 PM

Quite an experience tonight, they have never had that many folks at a pre-party and the servers were in the weeds.  The food was good, the venue is pretty neat on the infield of Atlanta Speedway.  We had a good time, got the lay of the land and are prepared to go back down there tomorrow for the full-on cook off experience.

Here is one more picture of the eggs lined up seemingly to the horizon.  There are 4 rows like this lined up on each side of the garages for tomorrow's event.  I heard that there were between 500 and 600 eggs set up.


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/Eggtoberfest2010/eggrows22.jpg)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Barnum on October 16, 2010, 01:37:22 PM
Been there and done that... with mixed feelings.

I think if you're into this BGE thing, which I am, and have the means to cough up $40 for a ticket (which you probably do if you could afford an Egg in the first place), you need to go to this thing at least once.

I got my t-shirt and my goody bag (with coupons, cooking book, BGE towel, BGE pin, BGE patch, etc...), along with my sweetwater beer coupons (which I didn't redeem given the length of the line) and was off to strolling the rows of Eggs.  I got there as everybody was finishing up their breakfast items and starting to put out other things, so I had a nice sampling of sausages, biscuits, breakfast casseroles, stuffed mushrooms, pork, brisket, flank steak, various pizza's, and about anything else you could think to cook in an Egg.  Particularly appreciated the chance to talk to a couple folks about strategies for doing pizza (about the only thing that I'm still a dismal failure at) as well as a neat way to smoke/cook pineapple.  Unfortunately, with the throng of people stampeding the tables putting out food at any given moment, and the tendency for the Egg-man/woman to be wandering around if they weren't putting out food, didn't often have a lot of chance to talk to anybody but the folks manning the tables... all nice folks, some with more ability to talk technique than others.

At that point, not sure what else to do.  There was live music at one end of the place, but not really anywhere to sit down.  It was obvious that some folks had done this before and knew to bring folding chairs and coolers.  I guess if you came in a group and brought chairs, you could sit around and watch the crowd, graze once in a while, and probably have a good time.  I would have liked to see this in the days when it was a little more intimate (smaller) and wasn't held on a concrete pad in the infield of a race track.  Not saying there was anything inherently wrong with the setup, but it just didn't seem to lend itself to much more than just grazing for bite-sized morsels (most very tasty) and leaving once you got tired of standing.

Towards the end ran into Mike, so got a chance to catch up with him and his nephew which is always nice.  All in all, it was certainly a perfect day for it!

Should also note that I did sample and pick up a couple bottles of the Carnivore sauce which seemed like good stuff.  Thought about picking up a couple Egg accessories, but didn't want to carry 'em around.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 16, 2010, 10:02:33 PM
Been there and done that... with mixed feelings.

I think if you're into this BGE thing, which I am, and have the means to cough up $40 for a ticket (which you probably do if you could afford an Egg in the first place), you need to go to this thing at least once.

I thought the neat stainless steel topped Eggcarts were pretty nify, and B.J. found out that there is a HOT version of a jalapeno popper.

I too bought some of Carnivore's BBQ Sauce..  I think it a good go-too sauce that you can add to or not and get good results.  I know Todd (the owner of Carnivore), is working on yet another version/style of his BBQ sauce..  He is from Hampton, GA.  

I bought a couple bottles of the "Mild" did someone here on the board request some Carnivore, Mild ?

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Been there and done that... with mixed feelings.

I think if you're into this BGE thing, which I am, and have the means to cough up $40 for a ticket (which you probably do if you could afford an Egg in the first place), you need to go to this thing at least once.
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Barnum - I agree somewhat. I wish (and that time has past) that you could have attended one of the behind-the-store Eggtoberfests.  It did have a different charm when it was smaller.  While I liked it this year, on several levels, I can understand that there could be a sortof "I don't get it", feeling about "THIS" Eggtoberfest.  Any event can always be better, and this one is no exception. I have a list of things I would have done VERY differently.

This was the first year for this larger event and I don't think they had a handle on how large the crowd would be or how to mange the event in this particular venue. I am sure they will be having a meeting to discuss what can be improved to make next year's Eggtoberfest better.






Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 17, 2011, 03:27:43 PM

http://www.biggreenegg.com/EGGtoberfest/EGGtoberfest_2011.html (http://www.biggreenegg.com/EGGtoberfest/EGGtoberfest_2011.html)

Eggtoberfest 2011 tickets are now on sale

Advance registration is required for all EGGtoberfest activities.
No Walkup tickets will be available
To allow event planning, registration will close on October 1'st, 2011

Friday Meet and Greet Party $20.00 per person
Includes Friday admission only

Friday Meet and Greet Party (children under 14): $6.00 per person
Includes Friday admission only

14th annual EGGtoberfest: $35.00 per person
Includes Saturday admission only; no charge for children under 14

Saturday Cooks registration: no charge
There is no charge for cooks on Saturday, but registration is required.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: tansu on August 20, 2011, 04:27:52 PM
Not me anymore. Too much noise and cement, and too many people.
I really liked it when it was in their backyard.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 20, 2011, 04:36:32 PM
Not me anymore. Too much noise and cement, and too many people.
I really liked it when it was in their backyard.

I do understand what you mean tansu, I liked it when it was over by the airport behind the 57th Fighter Group restaurant.  It is something entirely different now, but I still like it, and will go and see the gang of folks that show up year after year.

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 14, 2011, 03:45:52 PM


See you there, tonight and tomorrow..

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 20, 2012, 04:43:34 PM


We just finished our annual pilgrimage to Eggtoberfest 2012, it was enjoyable and different but somewhat the same.

here is a set of pictures from the two day event.  I edited hard. 

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCxcJwv (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCxcJwv)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 21, 2013, 10:41:00 AM


I have just had confirmation that the 2013 Eggtoberfest will be held at Stone Mountain Park, while I liked Atlanta Motor Speedway for its size it was a bit too large and industrial for my tastes, I am looking forward to moving it back toward town a bit.  Stone Mtn Park has all of the facilities that will make it a great event this year as in past years.

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: MadBob on May 22, 2013, 06:19:15 PM
Fookin A !
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: tansu on August 06, 2013, 11:56:04 AM
Time for tickets, $40.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: TrickyD on August 06, 2013, 06:16:05 PM
Tried to buy them, it's forcing me to Canada on the payment screen.  I sent them an email, we'll see what they say.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: TrickyD on August 06, 2013, 07:06:46 PM
Tried to buy them, it's forcing me to Canada on the payment screen.  I sent them an email, we'll see what they say.

Changed to Firefox (was Chrome) and checked out fine.  Maybe I'll see some of you guys there.
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 08, 2013, 11:42:16 PM
Tried to buy them, it's forcing me to Canada on the payment screen.  I sent them an email, we'll see what they say.

It is at Stone Mtn.Park this year, it should be a blast..  I may have to buy tickets.   :-(


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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 23, 2013, 01:50:26 PM

All of the info about Eggtoberfest this year. Oct. 11th and 12th at Stone Mtn. Park

http://www.biggreenegg.com/features/16th-annual-eggtoberfest/ (http://www.biggreenegg.com/features/16th-annual-eggtoberfest/)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 10, 2013, 04:07:40 PM


It is this weekend at Stone Mtn. and I "think" the tickets are sold out.   

This is NOT a competition, it is a show and tell of all of the things that you can cook well on a Big Green Egg (and in some ways/marginally on other ceramic cookers).  IMO.

What it is, is a SUPERTASTING..   For about $35.00..   


Don't miss it next year (hoping Saturday to go well at Stone Mtn. Park)

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: TrickyD on October 12, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
Mike, were you there? I stopped by Chef and the Fat Man and they said they hadn't seen you.  It was a really good time, definitely going next year if I can swing it........
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 13, 2013, 08:29:48 AM
Mike, were you there? I stopped by Chef and the Fat Man and they said they hadn't seen you.  It was a really good time, definitely going next year if I can swing it........

I was at Pine Street Market for a butchering class until noon, I sped home and picked up Deanne and we got there about 1:30.  There is a LOT to be said about getting to this event early, the crowd had eaten most folks out of food, and they did run out of beer around 2:45.  That said it STILL is a great event and having been to two venue changes in the past for Eggtoberfest they always seem to fill in the gaps in the second year.  We did get a chance to sit with Kevin and the Krewe of Chef and the Fatman for a bit, but we had a bunch of folks to see that we only see once a year so we were on the move.  I loved it that the Happy Belly truck was on hand with free food, and I also want to praise the folks from Le Cordon Bleu for providing a large tent with fairly fast moving lines feeding people.  I think the $40.00 fee is way reasonable if you get there early and do the walk among the many, many tents and venues.  I understand that a team from every state was there plus teams from 8-10 foreign countries. 

While I understand that some folks were disappointed, it continues to be a favorite event of mine/ours and the switch to Stone Mountain Park was a terrific move. 

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Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: MadBob on October 13, 2013, 06:04:55 PM
That is awesome!
Title: Re: EGGotoberfest
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 14, 2013, 08:22:21 AM
That is awesome! 


GG>-  To me Eggtoberfest is almost not about the food, but rather an interesting time to see what folks have dreamed up to cook on the Big Green Egg and let us have a bite or two about what they have prepared.  Eggtoberfest is about the community of Eggheads that go out of their way, with their own dollars to come across the country or across the ocean to celebrate that kinship and get together a few times a year with the culture that is Big Green Eggdom.  I would guess that if I measured the event by the food it would be a hit or miss affair depending on how early you get there and who you know that stashes some food items for friends or companions.  I almost like the Meet and Greet the night before the Eggtoberfest as much as the event itself for those same reasons.  Yes folks were running out of food an hour or so before the event ended but with only 250+ folks cooking and 5000 folks buying tickets it is easy for me to see how that could happen.  This year they also brought in a food truck or two, and had an external tent with Le Cordon Bleu and staff cooking their hearts out to try and feed the throng of folks that wanted a plate of food and to experience the atmosphere of the event.  There were several other vendors also in the "outside" large tent that were cooking, and even at 2:30 there were lines.  Dizzy Pig Rub was there, as well as a local sausage vendor, Springer Mtn. Farm chicken and others. 

I'm sure it will be better next year, it is always takes one event at a new venue for the planning committee to get it down pat.  I'll be back next year and I might be on a cooking team rather than a tourist. 

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