9.3.12 - Blue Ribbon Hunter finds the Most Creative Burger in America at the National Hamburger Festival!
The Yahoo! webseries Blue Ribbon Hunter traveled to the National Hamburger Festival to find the Most Creative Burger in America. Fifteen chefs battled it out to see who has the most creative burger recipe. They saw everything from a Korean BBQ burger to an Over-Easy burger, but the winner will really blow you away.
7.20.12 - Sonya Thomas "The Black Widow" to compete at the National Hamburger Festival
Acclaimed professional eater Sonya Thomas, aka The Black Widow, will compete at the festival this year alongside other professional eaters, Eric "Badlands Booker and Bruce Subich, to see who can eat the most burgers in 10 minutes.
Local Matt Askea, a firefighter at Firehouse #3 in Akron, will also compete with the professionals to defend his title as the Amateur Hamburger Eating Champion of the 2011 National Hamburger Festival.
The competition will take place at 3:30 on the Main Stage at Lock 3 Park.
6.20.12 - Blue Ribbon Hunter to cover the National Hamburger Festival
The Yahoo! web-series Blue Ribbon Hunter will be at the National Hamburger Festival to cover the restaurant Burger Cook-off! Host Allison Fishman will talk with the restaurants in the compeition and also help determine the winners in four categories.
Blue Ribbon Hunter is an original online video program on Yahoo! where chef and food peresonality Allison Fishman travels the counry going to America's best food festivals.
8.06.11 - Vote for the National Hamburger Festival for Beacon's Best Festival/Fair!
Do you LOVE the National Hamburger Festival? Vote for the festival as Beacon's Best 2011 Festival/Fair!
Click the link below then click Festival/Fair. Select National Hamburger Festival and submit your vote at the bottom of the page! You can vote once per day - Voting ends August 31st! Click here to VOTE today!
7.07.11 - NEW CONTEST! Cheesiest Couple Contest Sponsored by Yancey's Fancy
5.30.11 - Summer at Lock 3 featuring new events, old favorites
By Kathleen Folkerth - West Side Leader
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summer at Lock 3 Park officially begins May 27 as the season of music, food and festivals arrives.
City of Akron officials announced the Downtown Akron park will host dozens of events, many of them free, during the next few months, including some new offerings such as an Irish Heritage Festival.
Thanks to the support of stage sponsor Akron General Medical Center and funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the outdoor amphitheater will be buzzing with the sounds of music from tribute bands, national artists and international performers, according to Deputy Mayor David Lieberth. Click here for the Full Story
5.22.11 - National Hamburger Festival Featured in PARADE Magazine
The National Hamburger Festival was featured in PARADE Magazine's May 22, 2011 article "Eat Your Way Across America --> 50 states, 50 fabulous food festivals."
The feature included recipes from each of the food festivals in the magazine's Dash Recipe's Section. Amateur Best Burger Contest Contest 2010 Winners, Stephanie Yost, Tracy Watson, John Haynes, recipe's were included. Click here to see the feature and the recipes