The World’s Largest Egg (Winlock, Washington)

World's Largest EGG
Photo by Robert Ashworth

The World’s Largest Egg (not actually the world’s largest egg) in Winlock, Washington is a twelve foot long, 1,200 pound egg, delicately resting on a ten-foot pole. Surrounded by a grassy median that runs through town, the egg is proudly displayed complete with a sign on the pedestal declaring it the “World’s Largest EGG”.

Winlock was once the second largest egg producing town in the United States and it seems that the local pride of that distinction is still quite strong. The original big egg was made of canvas by a few town boosters for the 1923 celebration in honor of the Pacific Highway opening. The canvas was replaced with plastic in 1944, and in the 1960s a more durable fiberglass model was released. The current egg was funded by local hatcheryman Vern L. Zander, in 1990, just a few years before his death.

The World’s Largest Egg Facts

  • Winlock hosts the Egg Day Festival every third weekend in June.
  • After the 9/11 attacks, the egg was temporarily painted with the red white and blue of the American Flag.
  • In 2015 the Big Egg was seen flaunting the logo of the Seattle Seahawks.
  • The current egg was made by Beverly Roberts out of chicken wire, cardboard paper, fiberglass, and paint.