Information on TFFC and directions: http://tpwd.texas.gov/tffchttp://tpwd.texas.gov/tffcInformation on TFFC and directions: http://tpwd.texas.gov/tffcEggfest event information: http://athenseggfest.wordpress.com/http://athenseggfest.wordpress.com/Eggfest event information: http://athenseggfest.wordpress.com/ News Release: March 25, 2015: Athens Eggfest 2015 Set for April 11 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - TPWD

Athens Eggfest 2015 Set for April 11 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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ATHENS—The fifth annual Athens Eggfest is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cooking will end at 3 p.m.

Regular admission to TFFC will be charged; an additional $5 donation to the Friends of TFFC is required for tasting. Tasting will continue until all the food is gone.

Cooks should preregister at http://athenseggfest.wordpress.com/. There is no fee to cook.

Dozens of Eggheads will fire up Big Green Eggs and bake, smoke, grill and serve everything from breakfast casseroles to fancy desserts. While tasting, you can learn how to cook on a ceramic cooker yourself.

The theme for this year’s Athens Eggfest is “Green Eggs and Ham…burgers” in recognition of Athens’ status as the home of the original hamburger.

“The basic idea behind the Eggfest is to get people outdoors, and what better way to do that than by offering them delicious food,” said Allen Forshage, TFFC director. “And while they are here, we hope they will take time to fish in our ponds, walk our Wetlands Trail and learn about the role TFFC and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department play in keeping fishing great in Texas.”

Demo eggs used at the event will be available for purchase at the end of the day. Click on the link above to reserve a once-used ceramic cooker prior to the event.

The Athens Eggfest is sponsored by Morrison Supply, Paragon Distributing, Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy, Friends of TFFC and First State Bank—Athens.

For more information on visiting TFFC, visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/tffc or call (903) 676-2277.

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