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This past weekend, I headed up to north Georgia with my husband and our 3 year old daughter to check out the Georgia Mountain Eggfest - basically a gathering of so-called "Eggheads" - folks who absolutely LOVE their Big Green Eggs! In just its second year, this particular Eggfest is already the second largest in the country, at around 100 cooks and over a thousand "tasters". Although Brent and I own an Egg and have been cooking on it for almost 3 years, we'd never attended an Eggfest before.

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The weekend kicked off with a "meet and greet" on Friday night. Folks gathered at the Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, asked to bring either a covered dish or some meat for the Egg. We brought a couple packs of free-range, organic venison sausage (read: fruits of the 2011-2012 deer season) and our newfound Canadian Egghead friend we had met over breakfast at the hotel cozied it up next to his "peameal bacon".

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Eggs lined up in the fairgrounds for the next day's festivities:

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Anyone who owns an Egg knows that transporting them could be nerve wracking at best. Loved seeing this "grate-n-krate", which makes taking an Egg on the go relatively easy for anyone with a trailer hitch.

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It was really neat to see all the excitement everyone had over getting together around a shared - and very tasty! - passion! We left the meet and greet fired up to cruise through the fairgrounds on Saturday, stuffing ourselves with Egg fare.

Stay tuned for more great recipe finds from the Eggfest!