KDF looking to LouisvilleKY and surrounding area for the best burger around

Louisville, KY. – Do you have a stand out burger recipe?  The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Beef Council are looking for the next ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Starting today hamburger recipes will be accepted for submission in the eighth annual “Derby Burger Challenge,” sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Recipes can be submitted online at www.kdf.org/beef from now through March 14.

“This competition has been a great way to showcase Kentucky beef and this state’s love for a delicious burger.” said Katelyn Hawkins, Kentucky Beef Council. “There are so many ways to make a winning burger. We can’t wait to see the unique recipes submitted this year.”


All burgers must be 100 percent beef. The burger recipes are judged based on Taste, Appearance, Creativity and Ease of Preparation. The winning burger will be featured at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville during Derby Festival, sampled at BeerFest presented by Liberty Financial. Official rules of the competition can be found online at www.kdf.org/beef.

The winning chef also receives VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville, VIP experience at Waterfront Jam, tickets to BeerFest, as well as a $100 gift certificate to Kroger and a grilling package from Kentucky Beef Council.

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.