Kentuckiana’s Big Green EGGFest to benefit Blessings

Kentuckiana’s Big Green EGGFest to benefit Blessings

Blessings in a Backpack is eggcited and honored to be a partial beneficiary of the 8th Annual Kentuckiana’s Big Green EGGFest in Louisville, hosted by Brownsboro Hardware & Paint and Sysco.

eggfest 2015EGGFest is an ultimate cooking competition featuring Big Green Eggs, the highest quality of ceramic cooking systems which functions as a hybrid of grill, smoker, and outdoor oven. This year’s event, August 5–6 at Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, promises to fire up great food, live music, and a parking lot packed with Big Green Eggs.

How it started:
In 2008, Brownsboro Hardware & Paint expanded its store and began carrying new products, including Big Green Egg. Jim Lehrer, owner of Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, was familiar with EGGtoberfest in Atlanta and other EGGFests across the country and wanted to be the first in Kentucky to host the popular event. That fall, the 1st Annual Kentuckiana’s Big Green EGGFest was held in Louisville with only a handful of cooks and 12 EGGs.

eggfest bibThe event was a hit and each year continues to grow.

Blessings in a Backpack became a beneficiary of EGGFest in 2013. The event has raised nearly $25,000 for the Blessings programs in Louisville, totaling 9,500 hunger-free weekends!

This year’s event:
All the cooks are confirmed for this year’s event and Lehrer expects 120 EGGs to be used in the competition, the most in Kentuckiana’s EGGFest history. The “Best Pork or Beef” cook-off will feature a Professional Chef division as well as an EggHead (Big Green Egg enthusiasts) division.

Eggfest 15 3Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door; $20 for the Meet & Greet and Chopped events on Friday and $15 for the EGGFest on Saturday.

Big Green Eggs used at the event will be sold, assembled, for a special price of $759.99, plus tax (retail $1,129.76). Click here to purchase a Big Green Egg demo package. EGGs can be delivered (locally) or picked up the Sunday following the event. EGGs can be shipped (extra cost) if purchased by persons out-of-town.

For more information about the 8th Annual Kentuckiana’s Big Green EGGFest, visit: http://www.brownsborohardware.com/eggfest/

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