163 Days and Counting

Registration on-line is closed

With less than 163 days left to Salado, (March 14th), we have 0 Attendees Pre-registered.  Among them, there are 0 Cooks/Cooks Helpers, or 0 Cook Teams.



It's getting down to the final months.  At this rate we can expect at least 300 Attendees to actually show up, maybe 400.  That number is important because I'm telling them to all come hungry.  So Cooks... you can plan on a sizable crowd to provide your treats to.  And no, you don't have to provide 400 servings of everything you cook.  50 to 100 servings is enough depending on what it is.  Besides, by the time some of the Tasters get half way through the many tables offering a snack, they will be full as ticks and happy as clowns. . 

The weather for Saturday will probably be good: cloudy and 70° with a light breeze.  Perfect...

In 2014 we had five countries represented at Salado: Ireland, Canada, Mexico, India and the United States.  And there are those who would like to count The Republic of Texas as another one.

From Monterrey, Mexico, we once again had Beli, Loren and Valeria, who always generate excitement.  And for the first time, Odin "Meme" Haro, Veronica Valdes, Estefania, Odin, Vicky and Caty, also from Monterrey.

And from Caledon Ontario Canada, for their first Salado Eggfest visit, we had the always lovable Steve "Little Steven" Nelson and his wife Norma.  I think he had some kind of Moose on the menu.

We had a special treat this year from our Green Eggers Forum Egghead friend from Limerick, Ireland, Roger "IrishRog" Beck.  I've been trying for years to get him to visit.  What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Week.  This was his first American Eggfest.  And that's not all, after a couple of days at the Chicken Ranch, he ended up cooking grilled salmon.  But that was after eating his way through Blacks BBQ in Lockhart and Mexican food in San Antonio, more BBQ at Franklin BBQ in Austin, where he got to meet Aaron Franklin himself, and a private tour of Aaron's famous smokers out back of the restaurant.

And keep in mind, he wanted to meet as many Eggheads as possible, see as much of Texas as possible, experience as much of the Salado Eggfest as possible, and have as much fun as possible while he was here here.  We think we provided him with plenty of stories to tell of his Texas Adventure when he gets home. He's already said he likes us so much he will visit again next year and promises to bring his wife.

Meanwhile, I had it on good authority (from Roger himself) that he would be wearing a kilt so that he can take advantage of the cool, uplifting Salado breeze, and he did.  Naturally, I'll be wearing mine, at least part of the time.  I'm sure there will be a few others who are  brave enough to be Salado Fashionable.  So next year, if you're not up to wearing a kilt, you can surely wear some Irish Green.  Everyone knows Irish Green is a fun color, and it helps keep the snakes away.  After all, it will be St. Patrick's Day Weekend.

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/

And finally, we're giving away four Mini Big Green Eggs to four lucky Registered Attendees.  You could go home with a Mini Egg without cashing in your Lucky Charms.

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

March 15th Suggested For the 2014 Salado Eggfest

Over the past three years we have become fondly attached to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) weekend as our preferred Eggfest date.  So naturally, I suggested we do the same again this year, and since March 15th is closest, it's the date I will push for.  Hey, I'm Irish/Scottish!  What do you expect?

Meanwhile, we continue to get hits on our blog site to the tune of about 300 a month.  Someone likes us and keeps coming back to see what we Eggheads are up to.  Don't you just love it when people all over the world take an interest in us...

See you in Salado

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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-PAw9L1esg

Thanks for coming.

See you next year.

Leroy
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...

http://youtu.be/ZR85iXQ2eiQ

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