2018 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. If openings are still available, participants may register the day of the event at the burger eating stage located at 222 State Street. Click here for rules and registration form.
  • 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. 
    • Mobile Unit category judging begins at 11 am
    • Organization category judging begins at 12 pm
    • Newbies category judging begins at 12 pm
    • Restaurant 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 and 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.
  • Photo Contest  Strike up a pose using a variety of props provided at the photo booth. The pictures will be posted on Facebook and will be selected in 4 categories: MOST LIKED, MOST LOVED, FUNNIEST AND KINDRED’S FAVORITE. Make a monetary donation of any size and receive a FREE print of your picture! Winners will be announced via Facebook @kindredentertainmentdj. Tag yourself to claim your picture.
  • 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. If openings are still available, participants may register the day of the event at the burger eating stage located at 222 State Street. Click here for rules and registration form. 
  • “Udderly” Amazing Cow Decorating Contest  Local non-profit groups decorated wooden cows prior to the event and they are vying for bragging rights for creating the best. You can assist by voting for your favorite by making a donation of your choice into each cow’s “milk can.” The cow which receives the most donations will be declared the winner. The cows are located at 342 State Street.