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The Best Bourbon County Burger Contest

The Best Bourbon County
 Burger Contest

Sponsored by the
Paris Stockyards

Wednesday, June 29, 2017
Judging will begin at      6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds 

Grand Prize $100
Second Prize $75
Third Prize $50


At the Bourbon County Fair and Horse Show


You must be 21 or older to nominate a hamburger recipe. To be eligible for the contest the hamburger must meet the following guidelines:


  1. To qualify as a hamburger, the burger must be 100% beef although other ingredients may be added in the patty (such as spices, vegetables, etc.), however no other meats should be added in the patty.


  1. All burgers must be composed of a formed ground beef patty and served on a bun or other bread product (such as biscuits, focaccia, or tortillas). Burgers may include any combination of condiments (such as ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard) sauces (such as barbeque or hot sauce) cheeses and toppings (such as bacon, onions, tomatoes and lettuce). Every component of the burger must be placed between the bun or bread pieces, or served open-faced on a bread product.


  1. The recipe should include the burger name; list the specific amount of each ingredient in standard US measurements and step-by-step cooking instructions.  All burgers should be cooked to 160° in accordance to safe ground beef cooking guidelines.


Recipes that do not follow the contest rules will not be considered.


Entry Rules


  1. Submit your recipe online at under the Burger tab before 9:00 am June 22nd or pick up entry form at the Bourbon County Extension Service Office, 603 Millersburg Road, Paris, KY. No entries will be accepted after that time.


  1. The submission should include a creative description of the burger, including the burger name, ingredients, and the arrangement of components on the burger. Recipe must be the original creation of the submitter.


  1. By entering the contest, all participants consent to the use of their name, photo and recipe without further compensation.


Selection of Finalists


After preliminary judging (see guidelines below) Six (6) entries will be selected as finalists by a panel of judges based on the descriptions submitted online. The finalists will then be required to provide four (4) samples of their burgers for live tasting by the judges on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm. A grill will be made available for cooking the burgers at 6:00 pm at the Bourbon County Fair Grounds on Legion Drive, for judging.


The following guidelines will be used in preliminary judging:

  1. Creativity
  2. Burger descriptions that will make the judges crave a taste!



The following guidelines will be used in the final judging:

  1. Taste
  2. Appearance
  3. Creativity



The winner will receive:

  1. $100 – First place and a trophy
  2. $75 – Second place
  3. $50 – Third place
Register Here for The Best Burger Contest
Thank you for registering for the Best Bourbon County Burger Contest sponsored by the Paris Stockyards. Burgers need to be cooked and ready for judging by 6:30pm. Any questions please call 859-987-1895.
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