Magic City Egg Fest event organizer, Tim Taylor, today announced the barbecue festival will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the Village of Colon, Michigan. The Magic City Egg Fest, a culinary competition and barbecue festival for enthusiasts of the Big Green Egg, the world’s most popular kamado-style outdoor grill, oven and smoker, began in June 2019 in the Village of Colon. In its first year, 15 culinary barbecue teams competed in three rounds of cooking, preparing ribs, chicken and pizzas for hungry crowds of more than 440 who attended the inaugural event.
“Last year’s event was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic but we are confident the event will move ahead this year and we are beyond thrilled that all the teams and sponsors remained committed to the event.”, said Taylor.
Eggfests occur throughout the nation but the Magic City Egg Fest remains the only Egg Fest in the state of Michigan
The number of culinary teams will more than double this year with the addition of a corn hole tournament, celebrity judges and cooking demonstrations. Prizes, trophies and bragging rights will be awarded to the top three teams in each of the three categories as well as an all-around “Taster’s Choice Award” voted by the attendees to the event for the best all-around team. Attendees to the event purchase advanced tasting tickets for $10.00 or $15.00 at the door and can sample the culinary creations from any of the competing teams. Culinary teams can sign up for the event at www.magiccityeggfest.com.
The newly announced date for the 2nd Annual Magic City Egg Fest is August 21, 2021. Teams and individuals who purchased tickets for the 2020 cancelled event can use their tickets for this year’s event.
“We are delighted to support and sponsor this outstanding community event and for such a worthy cause,” said Luke Cook, event sponsor and Manager of BMC, the owner and operator of three Ace Hardware stores in Hastings, Byron Center and Midtown Kalamazoo. We are all looking forward to gathering as a community this summer.”