2017 Taste of Hamburg-er Festival Contests

  • Amateur Hamburger Eating Championship Begins at 2:15 pm at 222 State Street.This is a three-person team competition. Up to 10 teams will be accepted. All participants must be registered no later than noon the day of the event.   Click here for rules and registration form. If openings are still available, registration forms will also be at the hospitality tent located at 335 State Street.
  • Best Burger Awards This category is only open to participating burger stands. Awards are given in three categories – Best Group, Best Organization, and Best Restaurant Burgers. Registration forms should be completed and submitted with your festival application for participation. Judging takes place on the side of the Windsor Press building located at the corner of Peach Alley & State Street. 
    • Restaurant category judging begins at 11 am
    • Organization category judging begins at 12 pm
    • Mobile Unit category judging begins at 1 pm
  • Cow Decorating All day event (or until cows are gone). Located at 50 North 3rd Street. Click here for rules and registration form.
  • Dine and Dash Burgers and Trail Race by Blue Mountain Wildlife Registration opens at 10:00 am at 2nd and State Streets. Registration is limited to the first 50 applicants. Click here for more information. Click here for registration form.
  • Mooing Contest All participants should be at the WEEU Live Broadcasting Remote located at the corner of State Street & Peach Alley no later than 11:45 am. Contest begins at noon. No pre-registration necessary.
  • “Newbie Award” This competition is only open to burger vendors participating in the festival for the first time. Judging takes place on the side of the Windsor Press building located at the corner of Peach Alley & State Street. 
  • People’s Choice Award Don’t forget to vote for your favorite burger! Ballots for voting will be available at three voting booths located at the intersections of 4th & Pine Streets, 3rd & State Streets, and the hospitality tent located at 335 State Street.
  • Professional Hamburger Eating Championship Begins at 3:30 pm at 222 State Street. Limited number of competitive eaters allowed. All participants must be registered no later than noon the day of the event. Click here for rules and registration form. If openings are still available, registration forms will also be at the hospitality tent located at 335 State Street.