About The Taste of Hamburger Festival

about-hamburger-festivalWhere’s the Beef? In Hamburg, that’s for sure!  The all-beef patty will be in the spotlight during the annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2023. This downtown Hamburg event is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving up patties to locals and visitors from as far away as Australia.

What started as a three-block festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the burger has turned into an eight-block event featuring four stages of non-stop entertainment, an all-star burger eating competition, beer and wine gardens, children’s activities, quality artisans and crafters, and of course, LOTS of burgers.

Check out the burger stand menu to decide what you want ahead of time! And to quench your thirst after eating all those burgers, stop by the Beer and Wine Patty-O or the State Street Square Beer Garden. Beer gardens remain open until 7 pm! During the festival, visit the hospitality table to pick up your festival program guide which lists all the participants and event schedules.

3rd, 4th, Pine, and State Streets in the downtown business district will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow 40 restaurants, caterers, and community organizations to grill their most tantalizing burgers and whip up sensational side dishes for thousands of visitors to enjoy.  Creativity and unique combinations are the norm, as vendors vie for the Best Burger award determined by panels of “food junkie” judges. Of course, winners of the contests get bragging rights for the year, in addition to the awards presented by a panel of judges. Not only are there burgers, but numerous other concessionaires sell a variety of tasty foods that pair well with burgers: fries, pierogis, mac and cheese, salads, funnel cakes, ice cream and other desserts just to name a few.

“Steer” yourself to Hamburg, walk your “buns” to the downtown, and “relish” the experience.  There is no “bull” about it – you will have an “udder-ly” great time and possibly “ketch-up” with some friends.  But remember, come early and come hungry!

Click here to review important information about the festival. 

The festival is organized and hosted by Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization corporation, who is proud to present this family-fun festival that offers free admission and is affordable for all to attend.

Registration Information

Please check the Home page for the 2023 Vendor Registration form.


Sponsorship Registration Form

Click here if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival on September 2, 2023.

Preview our festival guide!

Please check back the week before the festival to view the 2023 Festival Guide.
Click here for our 2022 Taste of Hamburg-er Festival Guide.