Taste of Hamburger Festival: General Information
For the safety of your own pet and other festival attendees, the festival committee is asking that you leave your pets in the comfort of their home.
7 reasons why:
- Large crowds and noise cause stress
- Heat related illness
- No ample water source
- Other aggressive dogs
- People, especially children, with food in their hands is very tempting
- Hot macadam = burned paws
- No place to relieve themselves other than the streets where food is being served and people are walking
It is a long, hot day for our animal friends, and with the large crowds of attendees, your pet may become apprehensive and respond with abnormal behavior. In addition, they are constantly surrounded by tempting foods and at times have been known to snatch a burger. Please note that pets and any actions they make are the full responsibility of the owner. But, pet lovers, please stop by the numerous nonprofits that support furry friends!
Directions to the festival:
The Taste of Hamburger Festival is held in the center of downtown Hamburg, PA which is located at the crossroads of Interstate 78 and Route 61. If you are using a navigation system, please enter 2 South 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526. This is the central location of the event.
When traveling North or South on Route 61, you can take any of the Hamburg exits and follow signs to designated parking areas.
When traveling west on I-78, you can either take the Lenhartsville exit and make a right at the end of the ramp. Travel to the T and take another right at the intersection. Drive approximately 5 miles to the festival.
take Hamburg exit #30
When traveling east on I-78, take Hamburg exit #30
When you arrive at the festival, parking is available in several designated areas for a nominal fee of $5 per vehicle. Parking areas are located at the Hamburg Area High School and Hamburg Area Middle School (701 Windsor Street), a lot between State Street and the Schuylkill River (137 Schuylkill Avenue) and the Hamburg Field House located at the rear of 127 South 4th Street (parking lot entrance is off of Pine Street). Please note the parking area available in past years at Front and Grand Streets will be closed for this year’s event. While a few of these lots are a short distance from the festival area, continuous shuttle service will be provided. However, the shuttles are not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs. (See handicap parking)
For those traveling north and south via Route 61, the Hamburg Area High School and Middle School are your better choice.
For those traveling east via Interstate 78, take the Route 61 South exit, and travel a short distance to either the Grand Street or 4th Street Hamburg exits, and follow the signs for festival 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 quickly!
Handicap parking is available at the following areas:
Hamburg Municipal Center located at 61 N. 3rd Street. Entrance to the lot is from Apple Alley, which can be accessed from Island Street. There will be no entrance to the lot from 3rd Street as it will be blocked with vendors.
First United Church of Christ located at the intersection of 3rd & Pine Streets. Entry to the parking lot must be made from Peach Alley.
There are handicapped spaces at the Hamburg Field House located at the rear of 127 S. 4th Street; however, the shuttle from that lot is not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs. Entry to the parking lot is made from Pine Street.
Handicapped guests are also welcome to be dropped off at the blocked intersections; however, your vehicle must be moved immediately to one of the parking lots.
Only guests with handicapped placards will be allowed to park in the designated areas. All others will be towed at the owner’s expense.
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!
Click here to watch the new commercial for the town of Hamburg!