Become An Official Hamburger Judge at the National Hamburger Festival!

Think you have what it takes to be the next National Hamburger Festival Burger Cook-Off Judge?!

The National Hamburger Festival is looking for our next Burger Cook-Off Judge who is able to join our 2017 Burger Commission on deciding—via blind taste test—the best burgers in the land!

The winner will join our prestigious 2017 Burger Commission who will be responsible for tasting up to 10 different burger samples from the festival’s 20+ vendors and then rating each burger on a series of characteristics.

Categories include “Best Traditional Hamburger,” “Best Cheeseburger,” “Most Creative Burger” and “Best Burger with a Special Sauce and/or Toppings.”



Comment on this Facebook post telling us—in 20 words or less—why you should be a judge during the National Hamburger Festival’s best burger competition. Then, encourage your friends and family to “Like” your comment.

The person who receives the most Facebook likes on his/her comment wins the honor of serving on the National Hamburger Festival’s 2017 Burger Commission and a family four-pack of tickets for Saturday, Aug. 12.

Contest ends Friday, Aug. 2, 2017 at 11:59pm.


The winner is required to be present at the National Hamburger Festival at Lock 3 in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 12 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter. Winner cannot be associated with any of the restaurants/vendors participating in the festival. This prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. Winner will be contacted on Aug. 2 via Facebook Messenger. If winner does not respond to that message within 72 hours, the prize will be forfeited.