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About the Jefferson Eggfest and the Jefferson Carnegie Library

A Carnegie library is a library that was built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, Mauritius, Malaysia and Fiji. Of the 32 Carnegie Libraries that were built in Texas, many have been either destroyed by fire, demolished for modern construction, or repurposed for other uses. Only four of the original Carnegie libraries in Texas continue to function in that capacity today, and Jeffeson is fortunate to have one of them, which was constructed in 1907.

The Jefferson Eggfest was started by the Friends of the Jefferson Carnegie Library in 2014 as a fundraiser for the library, including the summer reading program for children, the American Girl Book Club program, and many other educational endeavors. "Eggheads" from all over the region came to Jefferson, braving a rainy day, but having an incredible time (just click on the photo link above to see some of the pictures). Every chef and team had a canopy over them to keep them dry, the crowds used umbrellas to fend off the rain, and everyone had a genuine feast of food prepared on the Green Eggs.

Jefferson's Eggfest continues to grow, as Eggheads flock to the old riverport city to demonstrate their culinary skills, swap egging stories with the other chefs, and give the attendees a wonderful time... and a lot of delicious food. You are cordially invited to attend and sample all the delicious wares that you'll find at Eggfest, or if you would like, you can sign up to be one of the Egg Chefs. Just use the contact button above to get registered... we'd love to have you cooking at the Jefferson Eggfest, and we'll even provide the egg for you!