National Hamburger Festival!

August 8th & 9th 2015

Lock 3 Park

200 South Main St. Akron, OH 44308

Festival Info

What You Need To Know

2014 Festival Winners

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Hamburger Hearings

Hamburger Hearings
Who Won?


2014 Restaurant Winners

Best Traditional: 1. Sammie’s (Sammie’s sliders) 2. Max and Erma’s (great American) 3. Legend’s (bulldog burger) Best Cheeseburger: 1. Eat’n ...
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Hamburger Festival expanding to include healthier options

Shown above is last year’s Bobbing for Burgers contest during the National Hamburger Festival. Photo: Krista Galloway DOWNTOWN AKRON — ...
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One Wacky Contest!

Akron RubberDucks Owner, Ken Babby and Festival Founder, Drew Cerza demonstrate a preview for one of the wacky contests at ...
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2013 Restaurant Awards

Judged by a panel of judges, the Ohio Burger Cook Off is a blind taste test of some of the ...
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The National Hamburger Festival

The National Hamburger Festival is the brainchild of Drew Cerza President/CEO of the Just Wing It Productions located in New York. As founder of the National Chicken Wing Festival, and the Road to Buffalo Tour, Cerza has a history of successful event management across the country.

This year marks the 7th anniversary of the National Hamburger Festival. Over 120,000 hamburger fans have enjoyed family fun, great entertainment and one of the largest assortments of hamburgers ever assembled in one place. The Food Network filmed the festival for a segment on their hit show “Unwrapped”. Local media, including television, radio and print are always on-site for the annual event. The citizens of Ohio and Akron Mayor Plusquellic embraced the festival with open arms making the event a great success. The festival is held at historic Lock 3 Park in beautiful downtown Akron. The festival raises money each year for one of Akron’s favorite charities, the Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more information about other Just Wing It Productions events, click the links below:

National Buffalo Wing Festival