about-hamburger-festivalIt’s just about time for the 12th Annual Taste of Hamburger Festival! Feel free to browse around… but be warned: you WILL get hungry. The Hamburger Festival takes place in Hamburg, PA situated in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In 2014, our Hamburg-er Festival drew over 35,000 people from all over the east coast, and that’s because each year we beef up the festivities!

In fact, you really won’t want to miss this year’s festival. It will feature the 2015 Professional and Amateur Burger Eating Competitions! On top of that, you can expect over 25 hamburger stands, 5 stages of non-stop musical entertainment, numerous contests, children’s activities, local art and handmade crafts, and lots of other fun too! And to quench your thirst after eating all those burgers, stop by the Beer and Wine Patty-O or the Budweiser & Burgers Beer Garden. During the festival, visit the hospitality table at 335 State Street to pick up your festival program guide which lists all the participants and event schedules.

Parking

When you get to the festival, parking is available in three designated areas for a nominal fee of $5 which benefits the festival. The three areas are:  the Hamburg Field House at the rear of 127 South 4th Street, the Hamburg High School parking lot at 701 Windsor Street, and the lot between State Street and the Schuylkill River located at 137 Schuylkill Avenue. If you are arriving from the east via State Street, it’s best to use the Hamburg Field House parking lot. If arriving from the south via Rte 61, the Hamburg High School is your better choice. If arriving from the west via State Street, turn left directly after crossing the Schuylkill River bridge and someone will guide you to the lot.

We offer shuttle bus transportation from the Hamburg High School and the Hamburg Field House parking lots. The shuttle bus is not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs. (See Handicap Parking.)

If you would prefer to find your own free, on-street parking, we suggest that you get to the festival early because the spaces go quick!

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking is located at the Hamburg Field House parking lot on Pine Street (address is rear of 127 South 4th Street). There are several handicapped spaces available on this lot; however, it is two blocks away from the festival area.

Handicapped guests are welcome to be dropped off at the blocked intersections.

Enjoy your visit!

There is so much to do in and around the Hamburg area. If you are looking for area accommodations, attractions, events, shops and more, please visit our Hamburg website: www.hamburgpa.org.

We hope you enjoy the festival as much as we do. It’s truly a special time around Hamburg. Please have fun and leave full!