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Hamburger Fest 2024

A vibrant annual event with hot air balloons in Seymour, Home of the Hamburger

Dates: August 9–10, 2024

Hamburger Fest

Seymour, Wisconsin, is called Home of the Hamburger because the world's first hamburger was served at the Seymour Fair of 1885. To commemorate the city's heritage, the annual Hamburger Fest is held in Seymour every August.

Hot Air Balloon Rally

The hot air balloon rally is the main highlight of this summer weekend event. The rally, which is held at Rock Ledge School grounds, usually runs on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 4 to 9 pm. The festivities feature a hot air balloon glow at approximately 6:30 pm on both days, as well as Saturday morning hot air balloon ascensions into the sky. In addition, kids can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and magic shows. Various food is available for purchase, including plenty of hamburgers, of course.

The Parade

The World's Largest Hamburger Parade is another highlight of the festival. The procession starts on South Main Street at 11 am. Other Downtown events include Bun Run, Kids' Run, the Burger Eating Contest, a 50/50 raffle, and the Giant Ketchup Slide. Food includes burgers, fries, hot dogs, and onion rings.

The festival, held since 1989, also features a car show and live music. Admission to Railroad Depot and Community Museum is included with the entrance fee. Seymour, located in the heart of the dairy country, within about 15 mi (24 km) of Green Bay, is a perfect place for a summer weekend getaway with the family.

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