Taste of Hamburger Festival: Contests
Taste of Hamburg-er Festival Contests
Amateur Hamburger Eating Championship
Begins at 2:15 pm at 222 State Street. This is an individual competition with up to 7 competitors. All participants should preregister no later than Friday, August 27; however, if openings are still available, participants may register the day of the event no later than noon at the burger eating stage located at 222 State Street. Click here for the 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, and the “Newbie Award”. Judging takes place on the side of the Windsor Press building located at the corner of Peach Alley and State Street.
• “Newbie” category judging begins at 11 am. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Hamburg
• Restaurant category judging begins at 12 noon. Sponsored by Cross Keys Insurance
• Organization category judging begins at 12 noon. Sponsored by Kay Greenawalt, State Farm Insurance
• Mobile Unit category judging begins at 1 pm. Sponsored by Berks Foot Specialists
Cow Decorating Contest
Sponsored by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy
Located at the corner of 4th and State Street
Decorate and take home your own wooden cow lawn ornament. $5 per cow
All day event, or until cows are gone.
Sponsored by WEEU
All participants should be at the WEEU Live Broadcasting Remote located at the corner of State Street and Peach Alley no later 10:45 am. Contest begins at 11 am. No pre-registration necessary.
Professional Hamburger Eating Championship
Begins at 3:30 pm at 222 State Street. Join the excitement as nationally renowned professional eaters vie for the 2021 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 20 burgers consumed? A limited number of competitive eaters allowed. All participants must be registered no later than Friday, August 27. Click here for the rules and registration form.