Monday, May 23, 2016

Space City Eggfest 2016

It was a long time coming, but the very first Houston Eggfest has come and gone, and it was a success.  Not a large crowd this time but all the ingredients are there to make it one of the premier Eggfests in the country.

Alspaugh's Ace Hardware, the Host Dealer, had the idea to bring the first Eggfest to Houston over a year ago.  But they knew it had to be right the first time, so a couple of their management staff attended other Eggfests in Salado, Athens and Austin to see how Eggfests work.  Only after seeing how effective Eggfests can be in attracting crowds, and what was needed to make Eggfests run smoothly, they put together a plan.

The theme, appropriate to Houston, was 'Space' as in NASA.  So Space City Eggfest seemed to be a name that Houstonians could readily relate to.

And with Ace's already huge commitment to the Texas Children's Hospital, the Eggfest proceeds were earmarked for that worthy cause.

All that was left was to just do it.  And they did.  May 21st was selected as the date and Old Town Spring, a small village-like community with historical roots, was selected as the Eggfest site.

Egghead's far and wide were invited to come cook.  Many of us jumped at the chance to not only do what we do best, but help introduce he Big Green Egg to the 4th largest city in the United States.

The first Houston Eggfest is now in the books and was a success.  Plans are already underway for next year's Space City Eggfest.

I assembled a few photos (my own and borrowed from others) into a video and posted it on YouTube.

Space City Eggfest

I hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we enjoyed actually being there.

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