Wow, this is our 13th Annual Eggs by the Bay Eggfest. It just seems like yesterday when I was speaking with my local Egger buddies about throwing the 1st California Eggfest--back in 2005! The event continues to grow, so much that we had to move our event to a much larger venue called Saratoga Springs last year. A beautiful park setting nestled in the redwood covered hills in Saratoga, California. The overwhelming feedback from our community of Eggers who have attended our Eggfest has been super positive . They loved the park setting, delicious food, wine, beer, live music and the family friendly extras like games, jungle gyms and bouncy house which made it a fun day for the little Eggers too.
So lets get started. Mark your calendar for Eggs by the Bay Eggfest on May 20, 2018, 10 am to 3pm. Event Registration for attendees opens on January 2018. You must register to attend. There will be no tickets available for purchase after registration closes. No one will admitted at the event unless they are registered. Since the event sells out every year by March end, we recommend to make registration early. This year's event will be capped at a total of 460 registered guests. Attendees pay a flat admission fee that allows them to eat (sample food) and drink throughout the day, in addition you get access to Big Green Egg Mini-Cooking classes.
$35 per person (kids under 10 are free)
22801 Big Basin Way
If you have never been to an Eggfest you are in for a Treat! First rule of thumb--Pace yourself. It's easy to get excited about a certain dish and want "just another bite", but be forewarned, you WON'T leave hungry. Check out the Chef Menus and serving times posted at each serving station beforehand so you can map out your eating adventure for the day. We also encourage registered attendees to arrive at the Eggfest between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon when most of the Chefs are putting out their best main menu dishes. This ensures no one misses out on experiencing all the delicious samplings that come off the Eggs. In the past, there have been a few instances where guests arrive in the late afternoon and missed out on some really great eats...so please come early and enjoy the day. We will also offer a small sampling of Big Green Egg accessories for sale in a section close to the event entry area. There will be live music all day with plenty of shade to sit and enjoy. Saratoga Springs offers a nice shaded area as well as plenty of sun for attendees. There will be plenty of seating and tables there as well. No Pets are allowed.
2018 Eggfest Class Schedule
-10:20 til 10:50am-
Big Green Egg Basics Class
(Geared for the Demo Egg Buyers)
By Darry Smith Owner Eggs by the Bay
Pitmaster of Smitty's Smoke Patrol Cahmpionship BBQ Team
California BBQ Association Hall of Fame Member
11:00am til 11:40am
To be announced
2:00pm til 2:30pm
To be announced
*All Classes are free to all paid attendees and held in the class section inside of the Eggfest.
For Eggfest Demo Egg Customers:
The Eggfest Eggs that will be used that day will sold at a substantial discounted rate, these Demo Eggs can be bought in advance and are limited in supply. Please see our Demo Egg page here on the Eggs by the Bay website.
We are accepting 30 Eggfest Chefs and 20 volunteers to help around with event tasks throughout the day.
For Eggfest Chefs-
The registration fees are waived for you and up to 5 Eggfest Cook team members (all must be registered by name). Cook team members can not enter if cook is not present. You and your cook team will have access to samplings, soda, beer and wine throughout the day from between 10 am through 2 pm.
For confirmed Eggfest Chefs participation guidelines are as follows below.
Eggfest Chefs will have a new Big Green Egg to cook on the day of the Fest.
On Sunday, Chefs will need to arrive no later than 9 am on Sunday Morning. The registration table will be located at event entrance. Please come by to check in and pick up your name tag as well as corresponding "People's Choice" tickets. The Registration team will get your your Chef Liaison Team member to escort you to your assigned cook station for set up. Please tell your cook team to inform the registration table team that they are part of your cook team so that we can escort them to your station as well.
The Chef Liaison Team member will escort you to your assigned station and provide you with your service station set up. We will supply you with supplies to help with food service (paper plates, utensils, napkins, etc) as well as lump charcoal and firestarters. Please bring your own food safe gloves (we have a limited supply in case you forget yours). Anything else you need to cook your menu such as tongs, spatula, rib racks, dutch oven, mixing bowls, measuring spoons, ingredients for your cook, folding chairs etc please bring yourself. Please be aware of handling food safely and keeping your work areas clean. If your ingredients need to be kept cold, you'll need to bring a cooler. We won't have any refrigerators! We will have extra ice brought in throughout the day as needed. If you have specific needs we will try to accommodate you as well as we can but you need to tell us before the Eggfest. Your cook space will have 1-10'x10' popup, 2-6' serving table provided. Platesetters will need to be reserved in advance if you need one for the day.
The lighting of the eggs will start between 9:00-9:30am at Saratoga Springs (Longbridge section). Our Liaison Chef contact will show you. Food is expected to come off the eggs by 10/11 am when attendees begin to arrive.
Back by popular demand from last year will be our "Eggfest People's Choice". All paid attendees will have a total of 5 People Choice (PC) tickets to award their favorite Eggfest Cook that day. Attendees must award their PC before 2PM. PC awards will be at 2:45pm with a nice recognition prize basket for the winning Chef.
We also encourage you to dress up your cooking space with any themes you may have. We will recognize the cooking team with the "Best Booth" award. Rules are simple, you must use the front table and red tablecloth that is provided. Examples are team shirts/costumes, decorating the front serving tables etc. If you have any questions on these ideas, feel free to ask ahead of time.
No advertising will be allowed unless approved in advance, all unapproved booth advertising will have to be removed. Eggfest sponsorships are available, if interested please contact us at BGE@EggsbytheBay.com
For our Eggfest Volunteers:
We are always looking for volunteer help at our Eggfest, if you are interested in helping the day of the Eggfest send an email to us and we can explain how that works. Setting up and tearing down are the main chores we will deal with, we do try to ensure that our volunteers enjoy the Eggfest itself as well as attendees.
If you have questions about this year's Eggfest, feel free to contact us at Mail@EggsbytheBay.com
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