But years ago, those little gatherings began to grow and take on an atmosphere of wishing other people could join us to see for themselves what Egging is all about.
Invitations went out to come join us at our next Eggfest and the response was wonderful. People couldn't wait to attend. And many of them became Eggheads too after just one visit. Others moved owning a Big Green Egg to the top of their "I Want One Of Those" list.
Here we are three decades later and Eggfests are now being held all over the US and some foreign countries. It's not unusual to see hundreds, if not thousands, of attendees spending a few hours tasting food, asking questions and generally enjoying themselves at an Eggfest. Many of them take advantage of discounted 'Demo Eggs' that were used to cook on for the first time at the Eggfest. And while their memories are fresh, these new Egg owners are able to fire up their Egg on their own patio and cook some of those delightful treats for their friends and family.
There are many Eggfests scheduled far and wide, but here in Texas, we have four.
The first one is April 9th in Athens Texas at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Judy and I, along with a bunch of our Egghead friends, old ones and new ones, will be cooking until we run out of stuff to cook.
The next one is the Texas Eggfest on April 30th at Camp Ben McCullough in Driftwood Texas.
Then the very first Eggfest in Houston, appropriately named, Space City Eggfest, will be held on May 21st in Old Town Spring, Texas.
Then the last one of the season will be held in Jefferson Texas on October 8th or 15th (confirmation of the date is pending).
They are a lot of fun and well worth attending if you like good food and wish to know more about ceramic cooking.
See you at an Eggfest soon.