Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, announces the Fifth annual Eggs on the Beach: EggFest Cooking Competition taking place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Cook team registration is now open Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing www.EggsontheBeach.com or call 850-269-4666 As one of the official Big Green Egg Festivals held around the country, Eggs on the Beach will be a delicious afternoon for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, Non-profit cash awards, best booth decor, tastings, live music, children’s activities and more. “We strive to make Eggs on the Beach fun for the cook teams and the tasters,” said Eggs on the Beach Co-Founder Susan Kiley. “We know it’s fun to win so we’ve added a backyard cook team division. Cook teams may now enter in one of three divisions—corporate cook teams, backyard cook teams and non-profit cook teams. We’re also working on a great new group of celebrity judges, which will be announced this summer.” Cook team registration is now open. Cook Teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as a celebrity judge. Each team of up to six is given a large or extra-large Big Green Egg to use during the competition. Bay Breeze Patio provides the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg. For the 2019 event, teams have the opportunity to win in a variety of categories. The Backyard Cook Team with the most taster votes will win the grand prize—a large Big Green Egg (valued at $1,110). Second place will receive a medium Big Green Egg and third place will win a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg. The top three Corporate Cook Teams with the most votes will earn trophies, and grilling accessories. “EggHeads, master grillers, backyard grillers, and everyone in between is encouraged to join the fun and register a cook team,” said Paul. “Our goal is host the most fun, cook-friendly and taster-friendly cooking competition in the region while giving back to our local community.” All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a "home away from home" for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy, and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals. In addition, tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners. For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both large and XLarge Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 28. Cook team registration is $50 for a team of six and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne's Get Grillin' Rubs. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams, which are competing for a cash donation toward their cause. Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit www.EggsontheBeach.com or call 850-269-4666. Eggs on the Beach EggFest is one of the "official" Big Green Egg Festivals held throughout the U.S. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach EggFest will be held at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, and will feature more than 25 cook teams, serving delicious samples. Event also includes cooking demonstrations, live music, and a charity raffle. The Bay Breeze Patio showroom is open daily in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information about custom design services, please call 850.269.4666. Be sure to visit www.baybreezepatio.com where you can view the collections, shop online, read the blog and sign up for their newsletter. And follow Bay Breeze Patio on Facebook for updates and special events. Bay Breeze Patio is featured in the SoWal Shopping Guide - click to read more about this outstanding South Walton business.