Where:            Lock 3 Park (200 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308)

When:             Saturday Aug. 13, 2016 (12-11 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 (12-7 p.m.)

Price:               Admission is $5. Children under 8 are free.

More Info:       www.HamburgerFestival.com

 

2016 Hamburger Festival Schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

12 p.m.:          Festival Opens

12-11 p.m.:     Family & Children’s Free Activities

1 p.m.:             Dennis George Original Variety Show

2 p.m.:            Live Music – Rachel Roberts

3 p.m.:            “Bobbing For Burgers” Contest

4 p.m.:             Live Music – Ryan Humbert

5 p.m.:             National Hamburger Festival Queen Pageant

5:30 p.m.:       Live Music – Ryan Humbert

6:30 p.m.:       Hamburger Eating Contest

7 p.m.:              Live Music – Ryan Humbert

8 p.m.:              Restaurant Awards Ceremony

8:30 p.m.:        Fleetwood Mac Mania, A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

11 p.m.:             Festival Concludes

 

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016

12 p.m.:          Festival and Buckeye Brewfest Opens

12-7 p.m.:       Family & Children’s Free Activities

12 p.m.:          Live Blues Music – Gaetano’s Underworld Blues Band

12:15 p.m.:     Dennis George Trivia Show

1 p.m.:            Baby Burger Contest

2 p.m.:             Dennis George Original Variety Show

3 p.m.:             Special Hamburger Eating Challenge

3 p.m.:              “Bobbing for Burgers” Contest

3:30 p.m.:       Live Blues Music – The Stingers

7 p.m.             Festival Concludes

 Hamburger Vendors  

  • The Bacon Barn
  • Billy’s Vegetarian Hut
  • Blue Rock Café
  • Dante’s Game Day Grille
  • Dave’s Dinners
  • George’s Lounge
  • Hatfield’s Good Grub
  • Legends Sports Pub
  • The Main Street Saloon
  • Martini Brother’s
  • Menches Brothers
  • Sammie’s Bar and Grill
  • Smoke the Burger Joint
  • The Square Scullery
  • Southern Thangs Food Truck
  • The Stray Dog Cart
  • S.W.A.T. Food Truck
  • Uptown Grille

Other Food Vendors

  • Baum Azz Candies
  • French Fry Truck
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Lil’ Grandpa’s Kettle Corn
  • Ohio Dots
  • Original Crunch Roll Factory
  • Quaker Confections-Funnel Cakes
  • Quaker Confections-Ice Cream
  • Ye Old Eats & Treats

Signature Events

  • Buckeye Brewfest
  • Hamburger Festival Queen Pageant
  • “Bobbing For Burgers” Contest
  • Baby Burger Contest
  • Hamburger-Eating Competition
  • Hamburger Cook-Off Awards
  • Fleetwood Mac Mania, Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Buckeye Brewfest Featured Beers (Aug. 14)

  • Thirsty Dog Brewing Company (Akron)
  • Ohio Brewing Company (Akron)
  • Buckeye Brewing Company (Cleveland)
  • Market Garden Brewery (Cleveland)
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland)
  • Spider Monkey Brewing Company (Westlake)
  • Griffin Cider Works (Westlake)
  • Lagerheads Brewing (Medina)
  • Christian Moerlein (Cincinnati)
  • Mt. Carmel Brewing Co. (Cincinnati)
  • Columbus Brewing Co. (Columbus)
  • Horny Goat Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Shiner Beer (Shiner, TX)
  • Leinenkugel (Chippewa Falls, WI)
  • Fireman’s Brew (Canoga Park, CA)

Live Music Offerings

  • Fleetwood Mac Mania (Fleetwood Mac tribute)         
  • Gaetano’s Underworld Blues Band (blues)
  • Rachel Roberts (Akron singer/songwriter)
  • The Stingers (smooth jazz)
  • Ryan Humbert (blues, folk, pop, rock)    

Children’s Entertainment

For kids, the festival features inflatable rides. Other children’s activities include:

  • Acclaimed QuizMaster Dennis George puts on trivia and Family Feud-style shows
  • Dennis Regling, considered one of the nation’s best strolling balloon artists

 Sponsorship and Philanthopy

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