Sign up now for Battle of the Burger!

Ponca City Now - May 11, 2016 12:36 pm

The time is near to sign up for the 2016 Battle of the Burger, sponsored by Ponca City Main Street!

The Battle of the Burger will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, in downtown Ponca City.

Booths will be set up in the parking lot behind the Ponca City Library and on Sixth Street between Grand Avenue and Cleveland Avenue.

The public will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

This is a pet-free, litter-free, and smoke-free event.

Individuals, teams, community organizations, chefs and businesses are encouraged to participate in this event.

Each team is asked to submit a Team Donation of $50 to secure a space in the Battle of the Burger cookoff.

All teams must cook a minimum of 30 pounds of meat. The burger style is completely up to each team, so get creative!

Teams will have two opportunities to win. Judges will score the entrants and choose the Best Burger. First, second and third place winners will receive a cash prize. Attendees will also be given a chance to vote for their People’s Choice winner. The People’s Choice Best Burger Champion will receive a cash prize. The awards ceremony will take place at 8 p.m.

NEW THIS YEAR, Main Street invites teams to make a side dish! This is optional, but will be voted on by the people! People’s Choice Best Side Champion will receive a cash prize!

Necessary Supplies (provided by each team):

  • Your own cooking station, grill, tent (if you require one), and a meat thermometer
  • All food products needed to cook your burgers
  • Any special product you would like to use in, or on your burgers (condiments, buns, vegetables, cheeses, etc)
  • All food products needed to cook your side dish

Main Street supplies:

  • Tasting kits for the public with napkins, plates and utensils.

The Battle of the Burger is a fundraiser to reduce the remaining debt for building the Veterans’ Plaza at Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. It is timed this year to coincide with the Cruzin’ Grand event downtown.


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