Burger Week is back. Event returns this March, expanding to 9 days.

January 20, 2023 | 8:58 am

Updated January 21, 2023 | 12:40 am

Owensboro Burger Week is coming back, and it’s been expanded to a 9-day event. Set for March 3-11, the competition will again showcase signature burgers from restaurants throughout the city and county. Any local restaurant can participate, and several have already signed up.

“One thing we have kept hearing over the last few years is we wish it was longer so we could try more burgers.  This will hopefully give our restaurants more time to sell more burgers and alleviate some of the massive crowds to reduce wait time,” said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro Destination Management.

During Owensboro Burger Week, each participating restaurant will sell a burger of their choosing for $7 plus tax. Each restaurant will decide how large the burger will be and if it comes with any sides.

A tasting panel of local celebrities and food critics will judge all the burgers from each of the participating restaurants throughout the week without knowing which restaurant the burger came from. Judges will tally all of the scores to select an overall winner, who will receive a traveling trophy and bragging rights for the Burger of the Year. 

The Burger Week social media contest is also returning, where if you take a picture of yourself enjoying the burger from at least four different places and use the hashtag #owensboroburgerweek on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you’ll be eligible for a prize drawing. 

“Burger Week is an event that has exploded in popularity quicker than any of us expected.  The City is excited to work with the Convention and Visitors Bureau again this year for this mouthwatering event for the community, which benefits so many of our local restaurants,” said Tim Ross, City of Owensboro Public Events Director.

The event is put on by Visit Owensboro in partnership with the City of Owensboro, the Kentucky Beef Council, Hill View Farms Meats, and Green River Appliance.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Visit Owensboro to spotlight local restaurants and get consumers excited about trying new beef pairings, all while stimulating community support and recognizing the hardworking folks that get our beef from pasture to plate,” said Kylie Trail, Kentucky Beef Council.

For more information and a map of the participating restaurants once they are finalized, visit Owensboroburgerweek.com.

If your restaurant would like to participate, email Katelyn Weaver at cv[email protected] to enter by February 16. 

January 20, 2023 | 8:58 am

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