16.) National Hamburger Festival Update – Akron – August 12, 2017

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post will show you updated photos of the National Hamburger Festival.

But if you want an official review with history and layout, please check out

https://ohiofestivals.net/39-national-hamburger-festival-akron-august-19-2012/

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I was invited back to the National Hamburger Festival…

…to sign my name on a sheet…

…sit with other hamburger lovers (photo courtesy of National Hamburger Festival)…

…and judge a plethora of samples (nearly 30)…

…including burgers topped with deep-fried battered cheese…

…burgers topped with deep fried mac-and-cheese (S.W.A.T.)…

…burgers topped with a fried green tomato slice (along with a second patty)…

…and even one topped with pumpkin puree and toasted marshmallows.

Needless to say, it was a fun (and filling) time.

Afterward, I got to explore the festival a bit…

…checking out the new Akron Ninja Challenge…

…all the inflatables, kids’ activities…

…huge musical stage…

…caricatures…

…various alcoholic beverages…

…fair food…

…and many (Stray Dog/Coaches)…

…many (The Federal/Smoke)…

…many (George’s/S.W.A.T.)…

…happy and enthusiastic (The New Manhattan)…

…burger vendors (Menches/Hatfields).

And although there was some good looking non-burger grub available at the festival (Stachia’s)…

…it was just impossible to say no to these bad boys.