2019 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 four categories – Best Restaurant Burger, Best Mobile Unit Burger, Best Organization/Non-Profit Burger, in addition to the “NEWBIES AWARD”, this award is given to a new burger vendor for best burger. 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.
    • Organization category judging begins at 11 am
    • Newbies category judging begins at 11 am
    • Restaurant 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 the corner of 4th and State 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.
  • Professional Hamburger Eating Championship Begins at 3:30 pm at 222 State Street. Join the excitement as nationally renowned professional eaters vie for the 2019 championship. Contestants will chow down as many Red Robin gourmet burgers as they can in 10 minutes time for a chance to win $1,000. Will anyone beat the record of 16 burgers consumed? 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.