Egged Up Competition

August 7th, 2021 @ 9AM | Mt. Hope Event Center
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Fire Up Those Eggs!

The Third Annual “Egged Up” Gourmet BBQ Competition is just around the corner! Six pre-qualified teams will have the chance to put their Big Green Egg skills to the test. Attendees will get the chance to witness expert grilling in action. You won’t want to miss this incredible summer event!

This Egged Up Competition will be held in conjunction with the Holmes County Steam and Engine Show. Due to this, there will be an $8.00 admission fee for adults for access to the Competition and the Show. Children 12 and under can enjoy the both events for free.

Competition Categories

Six pre-qualified teams will have the opportunity to show their grilling prowess in two areas: entrées and desserts.

Entrée Class

The Entrée dish with be the first category of the “EGGED UP! Competition.” The winner of this leg will receive $250 and a custom-made trophy.

Dish Criteria

  • The entrée must consist of a meat with at least one side (two sides are optional).
  • This can be any meat (beef, pork, poultry, seafood, wild game, etc).
  • All meats and sides that are served hot must be cooked on-site with the Big Green Egg.

Judging and Schedule

  • The dishes will be judged by a panel of three judges. Judging will be based off appearance, taste, and texture.
  • Teams must prepare one dish for each judge (three dishes total).
  • Each team will be assigned a number from 1-6.
  • Team #1 must present their dish to the judges at 11:00AM, #2 at 11:10AM, #3 at 11:20AM, #4 at 11:30AM, #5 at 11:40AM, and #6 at 11:50AM.

Dessert Class

All teams participating in the Entrée dish must also enter this category. The winner of this leg of the competion will win $250 and a custom-made trophy as well.

Dish Criteria

  • The dessert must be cooked on-site with the Big Green Egg.
  • Desserts can be served with ice cream, topping, or anything else cold.

Judging & Schedule

  • The dessert will be judged on appearance, taste, and texture.
  • Teams must again present one dish to each of the three judges.
  • Team #1 must turn in their dish at 1:00PM, #2 at 1:10PM, #3 at 1:20PM, #4 at 1:30PM, #5 at 1:40PM, and #5 at 1:50PM.

Egg-celent Summer Fun!

Barbecue Experts

If you’re a grilling enthusiast, then this is the event for you! Come on by and enjoy skilled grill masters making some incredible food on the Big Green Egg including entrées, desserts, and more!

Competition Prizes

Winners of the Entrée and Dessert Class competitions will receive $250 cash and a trophy. Our Grand Champion with the best average Entrée/Dessert score will win a trophy and a Big Green Egg.

Steam & Engine Show

Held in conjunction with the Holmes County Steam and Engine Show, the admission fee grants you a one-day pass to all the happenings going on at the Mt. Hope Event Center!


Mt. Hope Auction Grounds and Event Center
8076 OH- 241
Mt. Hope, OH 44660

Mt. Hope Event Center