This year Smokin J’s Barbeque used the event as practice for some pork loin testing. We tried several different flavor profiles and asked attendees for comments. Surprisingly, most agreed we need to add more heat to our profile. We had great positive feedback on our sauce, which we have been tinkering with. Overall, it was a great opportunity to get some honest opinions.
What is Eggtoberfest?
Eggtoberfest is an annual celebration for the ceramic smokers’ enthusiast. Big Green Egg lovers from all over the world attend. Although various “Eggfest” occur throughout the country, this is the only event, directly coordinated by The Big Green Egg and has been held repeatedly at Stone Mountain Park.
Cook’s registration starts several months before the traditional October event. First enrolled, first on the list. Cook teams pay a deposit for the opportunity to showcase their “egg” skills. Teams consist of a pitmaster and his teammates. One egg per pitmaster is assigned.
Enrollment for the cook count is cut off at 200. Pitmasters are reimbursed their $50 deposit, the day of the event. Big Green Egg provides the vessel, lump, table and 2 chairs per pitmaster. Cook’s must bring all their own prep items, food and serving utensils.
Guest paid $45.00 this year to attend. They mingle around the event, eating the free food and learning pitmaster tricks. Most attendees want to learn techniques from the Big Green Egg alumni.
Day of Eggtoberfest
Cook teams are allow entry to the event only 90 minutes ahead of the guest. Attendees must pre-purchase tickets, no walk up tickets are sold.
Professional egg-demos are scheduled by celebrities such as Dr. BBQ,
Drink tickets are given to attendees and coolers are allowed. It is a great celebration for the “Egghead” community.
Smokin J’s Eggtoberfest Weekend
Smokin J’s Barbeque decided to spend the entire Eggtoberfest weekend at the beautiful, wooded Stone Mountain Park Campground.
The campground has various amenities included with your stay at the park, however, most park attractions do require an additional purchase. Check in facilities are large enough to accommodate larger rigs and was a quick, simple process. Unlike most smaller campgrounds we have stayed at, Stone Mountain provides no assistance in locating your assigned site, nor assistance in parking your RV.
Don’t have an RV? No problem.
Stone Mountain has other opportunities for your weekend getaway. Yurt sites,
large RV rental campers already onsite, including fire rings, picnic tables and grills at every site. No pets are allowed in the RV rental campers.
Over 200 campsites are available and surprisingly, the campground is a peaceful, quiet environment. We stayed in a “premium site,” which included, water, electricity, sewer, cable and trash pick up. With off season rates at a very reasonable $48.00, we may consider going again.