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Seymour Burgerfest – the 30th annual, by the way, celebrates the “Home of the Hamburger.” Seymour is where the hamburger was invented by Charlie Nagreen in 1885. Burgerfest celebrates this momentous creation with a big Balloon Rally Friday night, the World’s Largest Hamburger Parade, a 190-pound hamburger they grill up right there, the burger-eating contest, and you can even take a plunge on the ketchup slide!
During a previous Burgerfest, Seymour celebrants cooked up the World’s Largest Hamburger – according to Guinness – at 8,266 pounds!
Seymour’s Version of the Hamburger Invention:
“In 1885, Charles N. Nagreen, a young lad of 15, came to the Seymour Fair to sell meatballs. When he realized people wanted to walk around the fair grounds and eat, he flattened a meatball between two slices of bread and called it a ‘hamburger.’ This was the first time the hamburger sandwich was produced and sold.”
The State Trunk Tour has been there; amidst the bands, the model railroad museum and hungry and thirsty festival goers milling about under the statue of Charles “Hamburger Charlie” Nagreen (the hamburger’s inventor), was the main attraction: a 60-pound hamburger. Sure, it’s a fraction of the monstrous 8,266 pound record grilled in 2001, but it was still a monster.
The 60 pound mound of meat, hot off the grill.
It took some work, but the meat was successfully wedged within a gi-normous bun – even though part of the patty’s north side fell a bit!
Check out all the fun where Highways 54 and 55 meet in Seymour! A schedule of events follows…
Seymour Burgerfest Schedule of Events
Friday, August 10