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Chicago Area Eggfest this year!!!!

CarbonizerCarbonizer Posts: 188
edited 2:15PM in EggHead Forum
Several of our "Chicagoeggers" group started kicking around the idea of a Chicago area Eggfeast over the winter.

It is happening this year!!!!

Plans are for a mid September Saturday fest, actual date will be set in the next few weeks.

The fest will be at Floribunda Gardens in Oswego, about 30 miles southwest from downtown Chicago. There is plenty of open area here and the semi-rural location is perfect.

Major highways are nearby, parking is plentiful and hotels are abundunt within a short drive.
Beside this Downtown Chicago is less than an hour away if you want to visit one of the greatest cities in the world for food and entertainment.

Big Green Egg has been expanding here with several new dealers selling BGE's all around the area.

Our crack "staff" is dilligently working out all the details as far as schedule, lodging, entertainment and all the little things that are needed to make something like this go smoothly.

If you are interested in participating as a cook or just attend to enjoy food please contact me so we can get a better handle on how many people to plan for.

Bob DeGuiseppe (aka-carbonizer)

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Please don't pick Sept 19-20, the dates of the MN fest, and we'll be there. -RP
  • CarbonizerCarbonizer Posts: 188
    The two dates discussed were the 13th or the 20th.
    Hope it's the 13th so you can attend.

  • CarbonizerCarbonizer Posts: 188
    Also, Thanks for the heads up about the Minnesota dates, really don't want to schedule same dates as another Eggfest.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Here is a link to the MN event, we went last year. -RP
  • WMKWMK Posts: 1,747

    Do, or will, you have a website for your new fest? If so, post a link and we'll see about getting you a banner at the top of the forum.
  • CarbonizerCarbonizer Posts: 188
    Thank You: We will have a website page or link set up, hopefully soon (Pete) .
    Hopefully this will be well attended and a huge sucess.

  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Any excuse to go to Chicago is good for me! The High Holidays are both during the week this September so am clear to fly! I'll take 4-5 days on this one to visit friends and bring em down. Oswego isn't that bad of a jaunt. Thanks!

    mShark (hatched in Cook County)
  • DobieDadDobieDad Posts: 502
    Hey Bob! Thanks for starting this thread.

    Gloria and I were at the prelim meeting this past weekend at Floribunda Gardens, and we can tell ya'll it's a great site for an Eggfest! We'll be helping out in any way.

    EggHeads near and far! Can we get an early representation of who might be interested in attending?

    Please post on this thread or email Bob.

    We're looking forward to seeing you there!

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    For some reason, I thought you were in Delray. I'm confused!

    We left Floribunda Sunday morning. We were sorry to miss the meeting but had miles to go. What a fun place it will be for a fest. I hope we can make it!

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    We have lots or reasons to make this fest, family and friends we haven't seen in a while. -RP(hatched in Kane county)
  • DobieDadDobieDad Posts: 502
    Sorry for the confusion!

    We lived in Delray for 17 years, and like you, moved to the cold north. We've been her for five (count 'em . . . 5!!!) winters. And, yes, this one got our attention.

    So sorry we missed you Sunday. It would be fun to see you at the Fest!

    BTW, Nancy is my new source for Mrs. Dog's products. On Saturday I learned how wonderful your mustard is on rare beef and your jerk on pork tenderloin. Yummmm!

  • KrustyKrusty Posts: 77
    Depending on the dates, the wife and I would be interested in attending. We will be coming from Indy.
  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    Maybe Maybe........Would sure love to.

    --Angie2B and Hubby from Indy
  • eggbasketeggbasket Posts: 111
    Grasshopper lives up that way. Good guy. He will love that I nominated him to help/cook ;) Enjoyed getting to know him and his wife in Omaha last year. It would be great to come up there.
    So many fests :) little time :(
  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Posts: 108
    Thanks EggBasket,
    I and the Mrs. will be there, may even bring the kids. I will be looking forward to this Fest. Almost in my back yard. Hey let the guys in Perioa know. They may send up a few.
    Sorry about the late post.
  • Great!!! Will there be a mailing list?
  • CarbonizerCarbonizer Posts: 188
    Himself and anyone else interested in the Chicago area Eggfest--Once the date is established I will post it on the forum and we are trying to get a website set up as well.
    Keep checking back!!!
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