Welp, we finally did it! This is the year that we finally broke down and bought tickets to an Egg Fest! Has anyone else gone and had a blast? We have dreamt of going for years. It either didn’t work out weekend-wise running a kid to all of his activities, or the costs were just a bit more than we liked. It was never in the cards until this year. We bought tickets and we went! What an awesome event!
This one is held at Dizzy Pig, our local Big Green Egg store in Manassas, VA. https://dizzypigbbq.com/dizzyfest/
Jason uses Dizzy Pig seasonings multiple times in his posts and loves their spices! My mom has a BGE as well, and she uses their Dizzy Dust Coarse Ground every week. She could be the poster child selling this stuff! She even puts it on her eggs in the morning.
There were dozens of volunteers that grilled up their favorites on Saturday, and Bad Wolf Brewery https://badwolfbrewingcompany.com served local craft brews for the attendees.
Let’s give you a visual here of what happened here. We waited in line to get our goody bag and our name tags before we were allowed into the the gated off area where there was all the stations of the grillers setup with tables, BGEs and the pop tents covering them. They were all geared up too. In addition there were several coolers filled with non-alcoholic drinks and a great band that kept the event feeling lively!
What surprised us the most is that each grilling tent, they rotated their food and you would go around the event and by time you were coming back around again, they were working on another sampling for you to try! That blew my socks off as I *expected* to just get one tasting from each griller which was not the case at all.
The grillers were more than happy to share what they do, share recipes or swap stories. This is an incredibly social event! There was also space for people to bring their own pop up tents and spread out to enjoy the day there!
Our Goody Bag from Dizzy Pig
As a food taster, we received a very nice goody bag that had a grilling magazine, Kish Ash Basket sticker, Dizzy Pig cup, two taster-size random spice mixes, and a coupon for a full-sized spice of your choice. We can’t wait to exchange the coupon for a fun seasoning mix this week!
What Food was Served at the Dizzy Pig Eggfest?
Dizzy Pig gave each attendee a necklace like Mardi Gras for you to give to your favorite griller that day. The one with the most necklaces won bragging rights!
I was surprised with all of the creative meals. We expected more traditional grilled meats, but were in heaven with everything redneck sushi (a thin slice of brisket draped over sushi rice) to Huevos Rancheros on a large chip to a fantastic grilled shrimp with sweet and sour sauce. I am getting hungry just thinking about these again!
Jason gave his necklace to a griller who made over-easy quail eggs on a slice of artisan bread with a dash of honey. That didn’t sound very appetizing, but OMG! Was it delish! This one knocked my socks off and what the best part this is that we are still talking about it days later!!! Definitely a winner!!!
I gave mine to the more traditional chicken wings griller. She marinated chicken wings in a teriyaki sauce with Dizzy Pig Seasoning on top. I love a good layered rub/sauce combo!!!
There are Egg Fests all over the country. It usually costs a few bucks to get in, but bring your camera and a big appetite!
This page changes constantly so it’s best to bookmark it and check it every week or two during the spring/summer/fall. I looked a couple weeks ago and there was only a couple fests listed. This morning there are several!
Would We Go Again?
You bet your Extra Large Big Green Egg we will! Between the live music, the nice people, and the extremely creative food choices, we will be back for the next Egg Fest. I absolutely loved seeing all of the creative food choices (and eating them!)