Save the date! The 5th Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition will take place on Saturday, Sept.29, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. As one of the official Big Green Egg Festivals held around the country, Eggs on the Beach will be a delicious event for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, tastings, live music, and more.
If you’re a Big Green Egg enthusiast (aka EggHead), consider entering a cook team in this fun, friendly competition. Cook team registration is now open and we believe Eggs on the Beach keeps getting better with each passing year. This year, we’re going to add a backyard category and we’re working on some fun new elements along with a great new group of celebrity judges. Anyone who enjoys cooking on the Big Green Egg should enter a team.
Cook Teams participate by creating bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as a celebrity judge. Each team of up to six is given a large or extra-large Big Green Egg to use during the competition. Bay Breeze Patio provides the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.
This year, teams can enter in one of three categories—the main event, backyard enthusiast and non-profit cook team. Prizes vary depending on the category. The grand prize for the main event is a large Big Green Egg (valued at $1,110), the grand prize for backyard enthusiasts is a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg and the grand prize in the non-profit category is $3,000 donation to the charity of the team’s choice.
All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities—The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families ensuring family members can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy. Food For Thought aims to end food insecurity by serving students in Okaloosa and Walton County with backpacks filled with healthy meals and snacks for nights and weekends. In addition, tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners.
In 2017, Eggs on the Beach raised $29,000 for Fisher House and Food For Thought and another $6,000 was donated to non-profit organizations through the non-profit cook team category. In the past four years, Eggs on the Beach has raised nearly $100,000 for local charities.
For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, the Demo Eggs that are used during the event will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both Large and XL Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 29.
Cook team registration is $50 for a team of six and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams, which are competing for a cash donation toward their cause.
Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit EggsontheBeach.com or visit us at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach. For questions, call us at 850-269-4666.