“Welcome! Thank you for visiting our site. If you’re curious about what an “Egg Fest” is, or just egg-cited to show off your egg-spert cooking skills then you will want to register now to attend the 10th annual Pittsburgh EggFest. The staff at Hearth & Home Furnishings in Zelienople, PA is eggstremely enthused to host the ONLY event of it’s kind in Western PA!
EGGFESTS are held all over the United States & Canada for fellow Egg-Heads to show off their cooking skills on the Big Green Egg. Interested in cooking at this year’s event? Click for details on what to expect when you cook.. There’s plenty of room for “spectators” too! Those of you who just want to enjoy some tasty BBQ and learn about the Big Green Egg can purchase “Taster” tickets. All of the cooks are Big Green Egg owners – the variety of food prepared is extensive. Each year we have multiple Big Green Egg grills set up to cook on. Food comes off the Eggs all day long – so get ready to see and taste a wide variety of food!
The Big Green Eggs that are used to cook on the day of the event are available for pre-sale at a discount. These are first come, first served and a limited number are available. See “Demo Eggs” for details.
This year’s location will be at Hearth & Home Furnishings, Inc in Zelienople!
Join fellow “EggHeads” on Saturday June 23rd, 2018 for the 10th annual Pittsburgh EggFest! This year’s event will be held at Hearth & Home Furnishings, Inc. in Zelienople. We will set up the Big Green Egg grills for demos. A “Taster” ticket will gain entrance the day’s festivies. To purchase TICKETS or sign up to cook REGISTER HERE .
|What to expect:|
|11:00 am||COOKS may arrive to set up your stations|
|12:00 pm||Ladies and Gentlemen.. light your eggs! Start up of today’s cooking festivities begins|
|1:00 pm||Pizza 101 - tips and tricks for the best pizza!|
|1:45 pm||Big Green Egg 101 - beginner tips and tricks|
|2:30 pm||Ribs & Brisket 101|
|4:00 pm||Shut down your eggs & let the cool down begin|
|4:30pm||Load up your pre-purchased demo eggs – we’ll see you next year!|
|Where:||Hearth & Home Furnishings, Inc. 300 N. Main St. ( Route 19, north) Zelienople PA 16063 ** parking will be offsite - watch for signs! **|
|When:||12pm - 4pm Saturday June 23, 2018|
|How much:||Cooks: FREE ( see Interested in cooking? tab for details) cooks may bring one assistant – if needed- to help them at no charge. All other friends, family and fans must purchase a “taster” ticket TASTERS: Gain entrance to the grill area, tastings, soft drinks, cooking demos and more! $25 per person. children 12 & under are FREE. *A portion of all proceeds donated to the local Butler county Food Bank.|
|Do I need to pre-register?||Yes! Last year's event SOLD OUT! We had to turn people away at the gate. Buy your ticket in advance - even if it's the day before!|
|Parking:||Parking: parking will be available at the local municipal parking lot in Zelienople, or across the street. Watch for signs!|
|What to Expect:||Multiple Big Green Eggs are set up with live cooking demonstrations and informal tastings. We like to think of it as a huge picnic! A “taster” ticket allows you to enter the grill area, sample food, view cooking demos and exchange cooking techniques and recipes with the “cooks” Soft beverages are included with all pre-registered “taster” tickets. As the day goes on the amount of food will slow down. We suggest you arrive early in the day to get the most out of your eggfest experience.|
|What to Bring:||If you’re cooking you will need to everything you need to prepare your recipes (BBQ tools, measuring spoons, cups and a cooler to keep food to temperature). Please see the “Interested in cooking? tab for further details.Bring your own chairs, pop up tents, outdoor games and activities, etc.|
Interested in Cooking?
Think of cooking at EggFest as cooking for your family! There is NO competition here – just a bunch of Egg-Heads who love their grills and love to show off their favorite dishes. You are welcome to prepare anything you’d like. We do suggest you incorporate a menu that allows you to participate all day. Remember that your food will be sampled – although an average of 175 people attend the Pittsburgh EggFest each year, your job is not to feed them a meal or a real portion of your dish. “Tasters” will be sampling food all day – they just want a bite! Be prepared to cut your food into bite sized pieces to hand out.
If you wish to “share” an egg with another cook, let us know and we can give you a time spot instead of reserving an egg for the entire day. This is a good option for those who want to try out cooking the first time or just have one signature dish to prepare. We have a limited number of eggs available and need to make the best use of time.
Here is a sample menu from one of our cooks last year:
- morning: honey glazed sweet rolls ( indirect 30 mins)
- late morning / early afternoon: cheeseburger sliders
- afternoon: flatbread pizza
- afternoon: chicken fajitas on mini tortillas
- afternoon: stuffed mushrooms
- afternoon: bruschetta on toasted baguettes
- afternoon: pineapple upside down cake
The eggs will be set up under a tent. You do not need to bring your own tent. Please bring chairs. Hearth & Home will supply an 8’ table for you to share with another cook.We set up one egg at each end of the table. If you need an additional table – please feel free to bring one. We provide serving boats ( cardboard), forks, and napkins. Please remember to bring anything your recipes require ( thermometer, measuring cups / spoons, BBQ tools, etc.) If your dish requires something other than this to serve, please bring your own serving dishes.
Bring a cooler and / or ice to keep your food to a safe temperature. There is NOT running water aside from the public restrooms.
We love our cooks! Thank you to all who have cooked at the Pittsburgh EggFest in the past – this event would not be possible without your support! In appreciation of our cooks – we are giving you a Hearth & Home gift certificate and an event T-Shirt. Please bring your food receipts – we will reimburse up to 50% of your food costs ( up to $75). Cooks may bring along one friend or family member to assist them at no charge. Any other family, friends and fans will need to purchase a taster ticket.