The Birthplace Of The Hamburger In Wisconsin Is Celebrating Big Time With A 200-Pound Burger And Giant Hot Air Balloons
By Ben Jones|Published July 25, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
While some foods can be traced to a particular chef or city, the history of the hamburger is a little murky – there are many stories about the purported birthplace or inventor of this famous sandwich. Seymour, Wisconsin is one of the places that proclaim to be the birthplace of the burger, and if you visit their Burger Fest, you might just bite for their story. The festival celebrates the burger, and the town’s story, in a very big way, serving up a super-sized sandwich, colorful hot air balloons, and an appearance of the legend himself, “Hamburger Charlie.”
Here’s why you need to grab your ketchup bottle and head to Seymour’s Burger Fest.
Seymour is located in Northeast Wisconsin, an easy drive from Appleton and Green Bay. The 2021 Burger Fest takes place on August 14 (the balloon rally takes place Aug. 13-14). Interested in more quirky Wisconsin attractions? Here are 12 spots that will make you do a double-take.
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