It's a couple of hours away in Athens, TX but the sixth annual Athens Eggfest scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is one of those must-attend Texas festivals. Especially if you're looking for a deal on a high-end smoker.

By the way, the eggs in the festival are not the kind you crack, they're the kind with which one smokes meat: the Big Green Egg of backyard renown.

The fest runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cooking ends at 3 p.m. Tasting will continue until all the food is gone.

Cooks should preregister at There is no fee to cook.

Here's a really cool deal: 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 Big Green Egg ceramic cooker prior to the event. These things are not cheap.

For more information, visit online. Also, TPWD made a video from one of the earlier Eggfests: