ORLANDO, Fla. (November 8, 2021) — Rock concerts may evoke fandemonium, but it’s the Big Green Egg that gets people smokin’. Charcoal, that is, barbecue, roasting, seasonings and rubs. ‘Eggheads,’ as fans of the grill call themselves, are quite a savory bunch.
The 8th Annual Central Florida Fall EggFest takes place November 12, 2022. The event takes place at Wekiva Island from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine! Cook and Taster Tickets are available at centralfloridafalleggfest.com.
“EggFests” celebrate cooking with a Big Green Egg. The Egg is a ceramic, egg-shaped, charcoal, barbecue cooker. While there are other ceramic grills on the market, the BGE has garnered quite a loyal fan following.
Peter Weller, event organizer, likens the event to a phenomenon.
“A culture has evolved all around the world known as ‘Big Green Egg Culture,'” he said. “An Egghead, for instance, is one obsessed with anything involving the grill. They will travel to any EggFest, supply their own stuff to cook and display their creations. They do this for the pleasure of watching people enjoy themselves eating the food.”
Weller, of course, is an Egghead.
“I still scratch my head wondering why we enjoy spending so much money to watch others have a good time with the food! It’s such a good feeling! That’s the best way to describe it,” he said. “We all get to know each other and we enjoy participating in the process.”
The event, while not a competition, still instills a competitive spirit among participants.
“It’s an incubator of foodie fun and talent,” Weller exclaimed.
The talent includes some recipes with one of our new sponsors, Orlando Meats, Orlandomeats.com. They will be demonstrating butchering and cooking techniques with their talented staff…also cooking with all locally sourced meat.
“Whether a novice with an Egg or ‘eggspert,’ you will learn something,” Weller added.
Ron Dimpflmaier from South Florida will be making an appearance on the Main stage! He is the South Florida Rep for Fogo Charcoal.
Marcia Simmons will create a “Wok through the Park” – cooking dishes in a wok on the Big Green Egg.
Mike Harding will be on the the main stage at the end of the event teaching new Egg owners the basics of how to get the most out of your Big Green Egg.
Other cooking demos include preparing breakfast items, ribs, chicken, pizza, pork butt, turkey, seafood…
“The sky’s the limit with the Egg,” Weller said. “We will also have give-aways. Some lucky person will win a Large Green Egg. There are seven sizes from XXLarge down to mini. We’ll have vendors selling products associated with the Eggs, as well.”
Music will also play a part. Local musician, Jason LoGrande, is our MC and entertainer for the event.
Travel Country Outfitters is the sponsor of the event. They will be on hand selling ‘Eggcessories.’ Demo Eggs can be purchased at a significant discount prior to the event. To purchase, visit the Demo Egg Sales page on the website, http://centralfloridafalleggfest.com. “Our cooks at the event use the Demo Eggs to cook on,” Weller said.
For tickets, directions, hotel information and schedule, visit the website – http://centralfloridafalleggfest.com.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Wekiva River through KeepSeminole.org.
“The river is not what it once was,” said Weller. “It belongs to everyone. So we need to do what we can to educate citizens on these causes and what we need to do to minimize pollution.”
About Central Florida Fall EggFest
Central Florida Fall EggFest is an annual event that allows fans of Big Green Egg grills to show off their cooking skills, while tasters sample the variety of dishes they prepare. The event is not a competition, but is instead a celebration the special culture fans of the ceramic charcoal grills have built. EggFest includes cooking demos, live music and great food. Attendees can also purchase the demo eggs used during the event at a discounted price. The event takes place at Wekiva Island, 1014 Miami Springs Dr., Longwood, and benefits Keep Seminole Beautiful. For more information, visit https://centralfloridafalleggfest.com/.