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Saturday, April 30, 2022
Event will run from 8:00AM until 2:00PM

Located at the Mt. Hope Auction Grounds in Mt. Hope, Ohio

We would love to have you as a chef at this event. We will break in a brand new Big Green Egg just for you to use at the Eggfest. You get to cook your favorite dishes and give out samples to Eggfest attendees, while engaging with the other “Eggheads”, and enjoy a laid back day of fun cooking! If you chose to do so, you can also be a part of the Egged Up Qualifier Competition.

To show our appreciation to the Eggheads, we are giving a meat voucher from our meat sponsor to all participating chefs, to be used toward supplies for Holmes County Eggfest. The meat sponsor is still to be determined, and we will send the vouchers out with more info when we get closer to the event. As usual, we will supply one Big Green Egg per chef (includes ConvEGGtor), plus charcoal, and tables. If you want more cooking space, you are welcome to bring your own Egg as well. If you wish to participate, please fill out our online form.

Every chef has the option of competing in the Egged Up Qualifier Competition. The 3 top entries get invited back to the Egged Up Championship Competition that will take place in the fall of 2022, to compete for a Big Green Egg. Plus, the first place winner of the Qualifier receives $500 Cash! 

Sign up before it is too late, this competition has limited slots available.

See Egged Up Qualifier Competition Guidelines

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    2022 Holmes County Eggfest
    “Egged Up” Competition Qualifier Event

    Egged Up Qualifier Competition

    Optional for all Eggheads to participate in, you can come and just cook like always, or you can join this friendly competition!

    What Is the Egged Up Qualifier?

    This is a free, optional competition we are holding within the Eggfest to help select teams for our 4th Annual Egged Up Championship Competition, planned for the fall of 2022 (more details coming soon). A Big Green Egg is awarded the Grand Champion of Egged Up Competition. The only way to get into Egged Up is to win first, second, or third place at this Qualifier during our Mt. Hope BBQ Events. The first, second, and third place winners of the 2021 Egged Up Championship Competition will also get invited back, for a total of 6 teams. 

    The winner of the Egged Up Qualifier receives $500 cash at the Holmes County Eggfest!

    Dish Details

    • There is only 1 category, an Entrée Dish 

    • The Entrée Dish must consist of a meat with at least one side, 2 sides are optional. 

    • This can be any meat (Beef, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Wild Game, Exotic) 

    • All meats and sides that are served hot, must be cooked on-site with the Big Green Egg. 

    • Bring your choice of dinnerware for presentation (Remember appearance is a factor). 

    • Silverware will be supplied by Coalway. 


    • All contestants must report to the Eggfest tent by 8:00 AM, you will then be assigned a team number. 

    • Team 1 can start cooking at 8:30 AM, Team 2 at 8:35 AM, Team 3 at 8:40 AM, etc. 

    • Each team will have 90 minutes to prepare their dish. 

    • Nothing can be pre-cooked, previous to your assigned cooking time. 


    • The dishes will be judged by a panel of 3 judges. 

    • Teams must prepare 1 dish for each judge (3 dishes total). 

    • Team 1 must present their dish to the judges at 10:00 AM, Team 2 at 10:05 AM, Team 3 at 10:10 AM, etc. 

    • The dishes will be judged on appearance, taste, and texture. 

      1. The APPEARANCE is judged by appeal of the dish as a whole, and creativity, on a scale of 1-10. 

      2. The meat and sides are judged for TASTE, on a scale of 1-10 (1 score for both). 

      3. The meat is judged for TEXTURE according to the species and cut, on a scale of 1-10. 

    The winners of first, second, and third place will get an invite to the Egged Up Championship Competition in the fall of 2022, where the Grand Champion gets a Big Green Egg! On top of that, first place will receive $500 Cash!