14 Days Left And We Are Now Taking On-Iine Registrations

Registration on-line is now open

With  less than 14 days left to Salado, (March 14th), on-line registrations for Cooks and Tasters is going nicely.  So far we have 204 signed up.  38 are registered as Cook Teams. As always, things will really start to pick up as we get into March.

Click here for Registration info: http://saladoregistration.blogspot.com/

                                      The Salado Eggfest as seen from Outer Space

As most of you already know, Mickey announced that we will be giving away two MiniMax Big Green Eggs as door prizes.

Salado will be the very first Eggfest in the country to give away a Mini-Max to some very lucky Attendees. 

The MiniMax, as you may have heard, is the EGGciting New Entry in the Big Green Egg line-up.  It was designed with portability and usability in mind.  It hit the market in November.  A lot of Eggheads are now saving up to buy one.  

Or WIN one at the Salado Eggfest.

If you haven't already decided where you want to be on March 14, 2015, why not make it Salado. We always have a good time.

Also, we now can post prices for Demo Eggs, the ever popular, Mini Egg, and the elusive, but already very popular Mini-Max Egg if you want to take advantage of discounted Eggfest prices.   

Call Frank Cloud at Keith Ace Hardware (254) 947-4008 to make the arrangements.

Here's the information on the Egg Pricing:

Mini Eggs': Pre-Paid only $299 (with Nest)
Mini-Max's: $499 Pre-Paid (Subject to availability only)
Demo Large's: $745 (With nest, lump and starters) Pre-paid is recommended because of the limited number, but if any are left, you can purchase one after the Eggfest. They usually go fast. 

Don't forget to register on-line.  But if for some reason you forget to register on-line, you can do so at the Sign-In Table at the Eggfest.  Mickey has gotten mellow since he retired and decided to forego the physical exam, the frisking and even the written exam for late registration and just let you sign in and get your name badge on the spot.  But you must register somewhere in order to get your door prize tickets.  No Tickee, no Eggee, and no Cookee either.

We'll only have 30 Demo Eggs this year and two of them will be reserved for the Meet and Greet and After Parties at Inn on the Creek.  So, All Cooks will once again have to share 28 Eggs throughout the day.  Plan your cook and cook time accordingly.  Or you could bring your own Egg.

Also, there will only be a few plate setters available to use.  If your cook requires a plate setter, you may want to bring yours from home.  Otherwise, you may have to wait for one to be freed up.

Finally, there will be water and sodas available to purchase for those who want them.  

A cursory look into the future tells me that the weather will be delightful.  How can it NOT be - it's the Salado Eggfest...

Here's the link to the On-Line Registration page:  http://saladoregistration.blogspot.com/

See you in Salado.

Spring "Fest Scribe" Chicken
Spring Texas USA

Salado 2014

Salado 2014 was a really great time

We expected 300 to 400 Attendees and we were not disappointed.

The weather was great, well except for a short rain shower, and the temperature was perfect.  We expect the same or better for 2015.

So, if you're either thinking about coming to Salado, or definitely coming to Salado, now's as good'a time as any to pen a reminder to Register sometime in January or February 2015.  And as always, a team (namely me) will be standing by to receive and process your registrations.  Registering now will save you and us a lot of time later.  

We hope to open the on-line registrations for the 2015 Salado Eggfest by January 1, 2015.   

Here's the registration link: http://saladoregistration.blogspot.com/ whern the time comes.

And if you just want to let some of your family or friends know about Salado, here's the link:  http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com/

And don't forget, if you're interested in purchasing one or more of the Demo Eggs or Big Green Egg EGGcessories at a really great price, here's the link:  http://demoeggs.blogspot.com/

See you in Salado.

Spring "Fest Scribe" Chicken

Spring Texas USA

Countdown to Salado

It's Official.  March 15, 2014 at Pace Park is the approved date and place of the next Salado Eggfest. 

More news will be forthcoming about hotel and B&B rooms, door prizes, registration, etc, but we've still got a few days to work out the details.  Those days go quickly too.

The best thing is it's still free to all. 

And we will have four Mini Eggs and maybe some other goodies going home with someone.

Again, it's not too early to start thinking about what you plan to cook or where you will spend the weekend: hotel or B&B or RV Park.  Remember also, that Salado has many wonderful shops and restaurants to visit while you're in town.

I know March 15th is the Ides of March, and some of you will be drawn to wearing your togas, but it is also St. Patrick's Day Weekend and perfect for wearing your kilt or Irish Green.  Of course, other forms of dress are the accepted norm, but where's the fun in being normal???

Come on, plan your March 15th weekend to be in Salado, either as a cook or as a taster.  What better way to spend it? 

Oh, and you can feel free to forward information about the Salado Eggfest to your friends and family, near and far.  It's a great opportunity for a family gathering.

Here's the link to this site:  http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com/

And while you're at it, check out the new Salado Forum.  Yes, we now have our own Forum.  Click Here or the link is at the top of the Links List to the right.

If you have been thinking about buying another Egg, you might want to look into the Demo Egg pricing.  These are Large Eggs that will have been used once at the Eggfest for about six hours.  That qualifies them for a discounted price, but you have to buy them ahead of the Eggfest and take them home immediately after the Eggfest.  You can read about how to buy them, and other Eggs that have been discounted here:  http://demoeggs.blogspot.com/

Stay tuned as the Eggcitement builds...

See you in Salado.

Spring "Fest Scribe" Chicken
Spring Texas USA

Salado Eggfest 2013 Was Wonderful - Again...

This was the third Salado Eggfest and it was the best yet.  The crowd was larger, the weather better, the food tastier, the park prettier, and the Village of Salado more welcoming.

Mickey has become a Master at holding Eggfests, and Russ and his crew at Keith Ace Hardware did an outstanding job of setting up the Demo Eggs for the Cooks, and operating the Big Green Egg Accessory Store.

The Eggfest, the Meet & Greet party Friday night and the After Party Saturday night went off without a hitch.

And what can I say about the Cooks...  You guys were fantastic!  Not only were there lots of simple but tasty dishes, there were a lot of very creative dishes that one would not expect to see outside a professional kitchen.  We hope to gather recipes from everyone and post them on this site for all to try.

I believe this may be a first for any Eggfest, but we actually had some Tasters fly in by helicopter.  And yes, it was Mickey who made the arrangements for where they could land near the Park.  Very cool...

Of course, being St. Patrick's Day weekend and Salado being a host town for a major Scottish Clan Gathering each year, a few of us wore our kilts and Irish Green.

And here's a wee bit of news: Our blog site has now grown to 27,000 hits from almost 50 countries.  People around the world are taking a close look at what we Eggheads do for entertainment.  And they keep coming back for more.  Don't you just love being part of it all...

I tried to capture the moment by collecting all the photos I could and assemble them into a video which I posted on YouTube.  Take a look...


Thanks for coming.

See you next year.

aka Spring "Fest Scribe" Chicken
Spring Texas USA

Salado Eggfest 2013 Set For March 16th

Once again, Mickey performed his magic before the Village Leaders and received their blessing for us to hold our Salado Eggfest in Pace Park at the pavilion on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Of course, as we all know, the Eggfest will unofficially begin on Friday the 15th for many as they arrive from points all over the country, even just down the road.  They will want to get themselves established, tour the Village and then join with others for a few hours at what promises to be a very nice Pre-Fest party.  Details will be forthcoming but you can bet there will be food and drink.  I think Mickey made it a rule...

So mark your calendars for the weekend of March 15th - 17th and start thinking about where you will stay, what you will cook, what to bring and even who to bring with you.  You know it will be a lot of fun.

Oh, and if you are so inclined, St. Patrick's Green and Kilts are welcome dress, no matter that you are not  the least bit Celtic.  

See you in Salado...

Salado Eggfest 2013 Date Almost Set

Mickey has a lot to do before the official date of the next Salado Eggfest is confirmed, but it appears that March 16, 2013 is the best date.  It's the same weekend as St Patrick's Day, so that should work out perfectly for those of us who want to scoot around in Kilts like last year.

I'll update you on this blog and on the Green Eggers Forum.  Those who provided email addresses in last year's registration will also receive an email reminder.

I'm sure it will be another great Eggfest so mark your calendars now so you don't sign up for something else on that weekend.

See you in Salado.

Salado Eggfest update...

Well, the Salado Eggfest 2012 has come and gone, and did so in High Fashion.  We had a fantastic weekend.  If you want to see the movie click here...


I'm sure there will be another one next year.