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A sniper, storyteller and NFL star named celebrity judges at EggFest

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Former Navy Seal Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, former Green Bay Packers player Josh Sitton, and storyteller “Sean of the South” Dietrich and his wife Jamie have been named celebrity judges for this year’s Pensacola EggFest.


Another 40 local celebrity judges will be joining them including chefs Irv Miller, Frank Taylor, Jason Perry, Nathan Holler, and Alex McPhail.

The annual event, held at Pensacola Blue Wahoo Stadium Nov. 14, raises money for local charities while serving up some of the best barbeque in the south — all cooked on Big Green Eggs.

Sean Dietrich who has served as a judge in previous years, said the charity event is near and dear to him and his wife, Jamie.

“I love the way the Pensacola community comes together to help those who need it most,” said Dietrich. “When you combine great barbecue and great causes — great things happen. We all should take part in fighting childhood cancer and systemic hunger in our communities.”

EggFest has given more than $420,000 to support local charities like childhood cancer and systemic hunger and has served more than 20,000 meals to those in need. Charities have included Rally Pensacola, Manna Food Pantry, Studer Community Institute, Last Mile 5K, NWF Guardian Ad Litem and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Blazer Academy.

General admission tickets for Pensacola EggFest

$35 from until 10/31
$45 from 11/1
VIP tickets $75

VIP Ticket grants goers early access to Pensacola EggFest – and all the food!
VIP tickets include an exclusive meet and greet with EggChef Teams at the VIP Dinner taking place Friday, November 12, at Legendary Marine when Iron EggChef Champions Brian & Shelly Gurney, of Bad Bones BBQ and 19-time BBQ Grand Champions, will defend their title live in our in the showroom kitchen stadium.


Tickets available here: Reserve a Seat

Health precautions – this is an outside event. Teams and attendees on the concourse and the field will have more space. If this event is cancelled because of pandemic concerns, your ticket is refundable minus handling fees charged by ticketing vendor.


To learn more about Pensacola EggFest visit the Facebook page or www.pensacolaeggfest.com #goodfood for a #goodcause. Pensacola EggFest is supported by KIA Autosport of Pensacola, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Legendary Marine Pensacola and Cox Communications.