Don't Miss the 2015
Annual Hamburger Festival!

Charlie and His Hamburger Factory
Saturday, August 8, 2015

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The State of Wisconsin
2007 Assembly Joint Resolution

Relating to: Seymour, Wisconsin, as the home of the hamburger,
Whereas, Seymour, Wisconsin, is the right home of the hamburger; and,
Whereas, other accounts of the origination of the hamburger trace back only so far as the late 1880s, while Seymour’s claim can be traced to 1885; and,

Whereas, Charles Nagreen, also known as Hamburger Charlie, of Seymour, Wisconsin, began calling ground beef patties in a bun “hamburgers” in 1885; and,
Whereas, Hamburger Charlie first sold his world-famous hamburgers at age 15 at the first Seymour Fair in 1885, and later at the Brown and Outagamie county fairs; and,
Whereas, Hamburger Charlie employed as many as eight people at his famous hamburger tent, selling 150 pounds of hamburgers on some days; and,
Whereas, the hamburger has since become an American classic, enjoyed by families and backyard grills alike; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature declare Seymour, Wisconsin, the Original Home of the Hamburger.

 State Capitol
Madison, Wisconsin
May 9, 2007
(click here for Wisconsin Legislature Official Document)


The theme for this year's Burger Fest is "Charlie and His Hamburger Factory"

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015

Depot Street - FREE ADMISSION!

7:00 - 10:00 PM
UNDER THE TENT
Live Band: Starwood

SERVING: Beer, Soda, Water, Snacks!

Rock Ledge School Grounds

4:00 - 9:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kids' Events.

FOOD SERVED 4-6 PM: Burgers, French Fries, Hot Dogs, Cheese Curds, Soda and Water!

6:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Ascension featuring many balloons ascending over the city. Click here for balloon parking.

8:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Glow (at Dusk)

All Flights Are Weather Permitting!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015

Rock Ledge School Grounds

6:00 AM
Hot Air Balloon Ascension featuring many balloons ascending over the city. Click here for balloon parking.

FOOD SERVED 5-9 PM: Burgers, French Fries, Hot Dogs, Cheese Curds, Soda and Water!

6:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Ascension featuring many balloons ascending over the city. Click here for balloon parking.

8:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Glow (at Dusk)

All Flights Are Weather Permitting!

Depot Street & Downtown

8:00 AM
Bun Run at Lake Park. 2015 registration form coming soon. Click Bun Run Map for the route.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Burger Fest Car Show- Located on Depot Street. Sponsored by Neshek's Auto Body of Seymour. Click Car Show Poster for details. Click Registration Form to sign up. Registration from 8-10:30 AM. Awards at 12 noon. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places. Dash Plaques to the first 20 entries.

10:00 AM
Kids Bun Run - Meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the festival grounds on the corner of South Main Street and Factory Street. 2015 registration form coming soon. Click Bun Run Map for the route.

11:00 AM
World’s Largest Hamburger Parade starts on South Main Street. Click here for Parade Route. Click here for Parade Registration Form. Parade led by Seymour Lion's Club Annual Motorcycle Charity Ride. 2015 Ride Registration/Pledge Sheet coming soon. Contact Steve Weyers at 920-362-0844 for more information.

FOOD SERVED: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Burgers, French Fries, Hot Dogs, Cheese Curds, Soda and Water!

BAR OPEN: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SERVING: Beer, Soda, Water, Snacks!

12:00 - 4:30 PM
Kids games. (Enter on the grounds)

  • Free Bouncy House
  • Dunk Tank (Green Bay Humane Society)

1:00 PM
Family Burger Recipe Contest.

2:00 PM
Burger Eating Contest.
Enter on the grounds. Look for bleachers and flat top trailer. NOTE: Register at noon!

2:45 - 4:45PM
Randy Peterson, kids entertainer.

3:00 PM
Serving the "GIANT HAMBURGER" (190 lb).

4:30 PM
Giant Ketchup Slide.

All Times Are Approximate!

Entertainment on Depot Street

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM - High School Bands
    Seymour, Pulaski & Freedom
  • 1:30 PM - UW Marching Band
  • 2:00 - 5:00 PM - No Schtick
  • 2:45 - 4:45 PM - Randy Peterson, kids entertainer
  • 6:00 - 10:00 PM - Spitfire

All Times Are Approximate!

Other Events...

  • A car show will take place adjacent to the grounds on Depot Street.
  • The Seymour Community Museum featuring hamburger memorabilia will be open from noon to 5:00 PM on Saturday.
  • The Railroad Museum will be open from noon to 5:00 PM on Saturday.
  • Entry to the festival grounds includes access to the museum and model railroad display.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015

Rock Ledge School Grounds

6:00 AM
Hot Air Balloon Ascension featuring many balloons ascending over the city. Click here for balloon parking.

All Flights Are Weather Permitting!

Keep these facts in mind when in Seymour for the Burger Fest:
  • No pets allowed on the grounds. No carry ins. No coolers allowed.
  • All events weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Check back to this website for the most up to date info.
  • There is no charge for the balloon ascensions on Friday or Saturday. There is "no fee" for parking at Rock Ledge School and at Rock Ledge Park.
  • The balloons will be launched providing the weather is appropriate.
  • All balloon launchings take place on the Rock Ledge School grounds located in southern Seymour just north of Highway 54.
  • Plenty of food is available on the Rock Ledge School and downtown Seymour festival grounds.
  • Admission to the downtown Burger Fest area requires a button. These may be purchased from Seymour area merchants for $3 in advance and $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free on Saturday on the fairgrounds.
  • This event takes place utilizing all volunteer help. All proceeds go toward scholarships and community projects.
  • Abundant lodging is available in Green Bay (15 miles) and the Fox Cities (15 miles). The closest facilities include:
  • Super 8 Airport/Stadium - 2868 S Oneida St, Green Bay, 920-494-2042
    http://www.the.super8.com/
  • AmericInn Lodges and Suites set conveniently near Hwy 41.
    http://www.americinn.com
  • Wingate Inn - 2065 Airport Drive, Green Bay 920-617-2000
    Wingate Inn website
  • Radisson Hotel - 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay 800-333-3333
    Radisson Hotel website
  • Settle Inn - 2620 S. Packerland Drive, Green Bay 920 499-1900
    Settle Inn website
  • For families staying in the area additional things to do may be found on these websites:
    http://www.titletown.org/
    http://www.foxcitieschamber.com/
  • If you need any additional information contact “Hamburger Charlie” at: charlie@homeofthehamburger.com