2019 Parade Theme: The Birth of the Burger - A Throwback to 1885
Friday August 9 & Saturday August 10
Burger Fest is an amazing volunteer-run festival that raises funds for scholarships and community projects in the Home of the Hamburger, Seymour, Wisconsin. It draws people from around the world for small town fun with a big attitude!
Seymour, Wisconsin, is an idyllic community of about 3,000 located in the heart of dairy country 15 miles west of Green Bay. Burger Fest started in 1989 to celebrate the birth of the burger in Seymour in 1885. The historical figure, Hamburger Charlie, invented the hamburger way back then and Americans bit on the hamburger craze!
Events start on Friday and take place at 2 locations:
Burger Fest! Seymour hosts the World's Largest Hamburger Parade, Bun Run, Kids' Run, music, kids' games, the Burger Eating Contest and the Giant Ketchup Slide! The Car Show, Railroad Depot and Community Museum are included with the Saturday entrance fee. Click an image link below for more details about Downtown Seymour Events.
Rock Ledge School and Park
Hot Air Balloons! At Rock Ledge School and Park, hot air balloons fill the field starting on Friday! There are Balloon Ascensions at 6:00 pm and Balloon Glows at dusk, as well as kid's events. Food and drink are served. Entrance and parking are free. Click an image link below to find out more about events at Rock Ledge School and Park. No Smoking or Alcohol is permitted on school grounds.
Enter To Win A Balloon Ride
Purchase a $10 raffle ticket Friday night 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Balloon Rally for a chance to ride in a balloon on Saturday morning! details will provided after the drawing. Must be present to win.
(All events weather permitting)
Food and Beverages
Food and Beverages are available and sold for the fundraiser, so no carry-ins, please.
Motorcycle Charity Ride
Home of the Hamburger Motorcycle Charity Ride leads out the World's Largest Hamburger Parade. Enjoy a relaxing ride and help support the Breath of Life Foundation. Breath of Life Foundation is committed to promoting a higher quality of life for those who are battling every day with Cystic Fibrosis. Pledge Sheets can be found here
The Car Show, viewing the model railroad at the Railroad Depot, and seeing the world's largest hamburger memorabilia exhibit at the Seymour Community Museum are included with the Saturday Burger Fest entrance fee!
Burger Fest Entrance Tickets
Downtown Seymour Saturday events cost only $3 in advance and $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult on Saturday downtown. Wristbands are available from Seymour merchants Don's Quality Market, Seymour Public Library, Seymour Community Museum. Get your Tickets in Advance Online!