CORBIN -- There is no shortage of events happening in Corbin this weekend and one foodie favorite is bringing in chefs from all across the United States.
The sixth annual Eggfest begins at 9 a.m. Saturday behind Sanders Park on Depot Street. The event has little to do with the egg that comes from a chicken and everything to do with the green oval-shaped smoker.
Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel has called Eggfest one of the biggest events of the year for tourism. Kriebel said the exciting thing going on this year is that there are more out-of-state cooks than ever before.
"From a tourism perspective we are really excited about that," she said. "I think it shows that the event has caught wind and is traveling around the southeastern part of the United States. We hold a great Eggfest and people want to be a part of that."
Local cooks, as well as cooks from all over the United States, will be showing off their skills and dishing up endless fun recipes for guests to sample throughout the event.
The event takes place for the better part of a day where chefs cook and tasters are free to roam around and sample food prepared on the egg while talking to the cooks about their recipes, experiences and techniques. Guests are free to leave the event and come back as long as they keep their wristbands on.
One tip event goers should note is: tasters should arrive early. Cooks often run out of food late in the day so if you are looking to eat plenty of food, get there before the food slows down. Some cooks will prepare their last dish for the 2 p.m. hour so they can begin shutting down their Eggs and cleaning up their tools.
This year, Old Town Grill of Corbin will be set up cooking as well as serving up domestic and craft beer. Again this year, those participating in Eggfest will also be able to enjoy rows and rows of classic cars with a free car show.
An Eggfest is also a great place to find vendors that are selling Egg related and non/related items ranging from sauces and rubs to customized handles and Egg accessories.
Those wishing to attend can purchase tickets to Eggfest at the gate the day of, at any Hometown Bank location or at moonboweggfest.com. There are several different packages to purchase with ticket sales starting at $15.