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EGGtoberfest XVII - Swag Bag

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For some folks the EGGtoberfest t-shirt and the swag bag are one of the highlights of Eggtoberfest every year. For two years in a row I have picked up items that I always liked in their catalogue, but wasn’t willing to spend my money on. IT is like the people choosing what to put in the swag bag each year knew my guilty pleasures. This blog entry will show pictures of and/or describe the contents of this years swag bag. Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Tips & Lessons Learned

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I posted some of these Tips last year, but they were scattered throughout the long blog I wrote about EGGtoberfest. Since folks reading this year’s Eggtoberfest blog entries may not see that 2013 blog, I am posting a blog entry this year consolidating all of the tips in one place. Additionally I am adding some new items from this years show. Also there were some items from last year that were less than perfect. I am writing a section on the lessons learned the organizers needed to improve on from last year’s show. Did the show sponsors learn from last year? Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Cook's Area

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This EGGtoberfest blog entry will discuss the (Eggheads) Cook’s area. There're actually two areas on site where serious cooking is going on. Down near the BGE Company Store Tent is a second very large tent which is the BGE Culinary Partners Cooking Tent. Here you will find well-known chefs who are partnered with BGE such as: Dr. BBQ or Linke Marais, or companies like Dizzy Pig Spices, who have folks there cooking food to show off their particular products. The largest area of the grounds is the Cook's Area where spaces are set up for regular Eggheads to make foods showing off their cooking prowess in the capabilities of the Big Green Egg. There are many places you can get information about the great food that was cooked this day and which were the best booths. Instead of beating a dead horse I am going to describe the cooks area in a much more general sense. This way people who have not gone to EGGtoberfest before will know what to expect if they do go some day. Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Comapany Store Tent

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This year I am dividing up my blogs about Eggtoberfest into more bite-sized pieces. It makes them faster to get up and folks can pick and choose what topics interest them. My first blog describe my visit to the BGE brick-and-mortar retail store at the Mothership in Tucker, GA. This blog will describe the BGE retail store which gets set up at Eggtoberfest in a VERY large tent. Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Mini-Max Debut

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Last year’s EGGtoberfest XVI marked the coming out party for the largest BGE introduced to date: the 30” (74 cm) diameter XXL. This year marked the introduction of a new Egg at the other end of the spectrum: The Mini-Max. Last year there were a total of 3 XXL’s in the wild at the show. This year the Mini-Max was was in greater supply. This blog will discuss the Mini-Max and some of what I heard about it making the rounds at EGGtoberfest. Let me also say: I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I don’t have the need for the portability or size that the Mini-Max or Mini or Small bring to the equation. So I am writing this more as a matter of interest, than as a preview of a product I want. There has been a lot of interest in this product, so I figured I would share what I have learned at EGGtoberfest with others who didn’t go to the show. Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Meet & Greet

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My second blog entry regrading Eggtoberfest XVII will describe the Meet and Greet Event which occurs the night before the main event. It is an optional event with it’s own separate ticket. In the full disclosure department, this entry will be an overview because my wife and I ended up spending an enjoyable evening sitting with one other couple. As a result we did zero mingling and meeting and greeting. Last year was the first year the Meet and Greet was being held at a new venue and there was some room for improvement. This year they seemed to have fixed last year’s issues and no new issues came up. Read More...
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EGGtoberfest XVII - Mothership

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This year I plan to handle my blog entries about my visit to EGGtoberfest 2014 differently than I did for EGGtoberfest 2013. Last year I wrote 2 VERY long entries that took me until some time in December to get out. This year I will break the event down into more manageable bite sized chunks. This means I will be able to get some blogs up in a more timely manner and while the impressions are still fresh in my head. Also folks can pick and choose which of the shorter entries interest them and read just those. This first entry will cover my visit to the BGE Company Store at the headquarters in Tucker, GA.
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EGGtoberfest XVII Bound

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I am happy to say for the second year in a row my wife and I will be attending EGGtoberfestXVII on Columbus Day weekend. We have our our plane tickets, hotel, rental car and most importantly the event tickets. Last year my wife and I made a little mini-vacation out of the trip, arriving a day early and staying two days after. That is the plan again this year as Columbus Day is a 3-day weekend for us. There have been a few tweaks made to it this year which I will discuss briefly below... Read More...
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NewEGGlandfest VII - 2014

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For the second year I attended the New England regional Eggfest, NewEGGlandfest VII, which is a sponsored by Tarantin Industries the New England Big Green Egg Distributor. The event was similar in many ways to last years event, which was to be expected, but there was a surprising difference too in that the event drew about 1/3 less cooks than last year and attendance seemed to be down too. Another big difference this year was my wife coming with me. She had become a convert after wandering around Eggtoberfest on her own while I attended an early morning cooking demo. She informed me the she not “got me” and wanted to go to any local Eggfests in New England. I wrote a blog about this event last year and where things remained the same, like the location, I will reuse the text from last year’s entry. This blog entry will describe my impressions of the event specifically, including the similarities and differences to last year. Read More...
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