Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jefferson Eggfest 2016

"Third time is the charm..." We've all heard that ancient phrase, and maybe even wondered if its true, but it is most certainly true for the Jefferson Eggfest this year.

This was the third, and possibly last Jefferson Eggfest for some of us if it didn't pick up with larger crowds and better weather. After all, each of us Cooks have to underwrite all of our own expenses to go help a far off town library survive. The first two years, attendance was so low that we Cooks could have just donated a portion of what we spent out of pocket and stayed home, and the library would still come out ahead.

But not this year. The weather was perfect, the mood was right and the word got out. The official estimate is 'something over 400' paying attendees. That's because they ran out of attendance bracelets at 400 and had to revert to temporary bracelets. I'm thinking 500 easy.

Even better, those 500 were very pleased that they came. There were lots of comments about how good the food was and about their first experience eating food cooked on a Big Green Egg smoker/grill. Lots of questions, and some actually decided on the spot to buy a Big Green Egg to take home.

Of course, everyone was encouraged and all of us are looking forward to next year. And, most important, the Library ended up with a sizable chunk of new funding to help them with their many community projects.

I took a number of photos and borrowed some from others who share their photos on social networks, and assembled them into a video which I promptly uploaded to YouTube. If you would like to take a look at the video, just click here: Jefferson Eggfest 2016 - The Movie

By the way, next year's event is already scheduled for October 14, 2017. Hope to see you there.