Best Festival

Hamburger Festival

Anyone with a hankering for red meat can't look at the dozen-plus stands at the annual Hamburger Festival in Akron and say anything with a straight face. They really can't say anything at all, what with all the drooling. Every year, this meaty fest hosts the best and boldest burger flippers for a carnivore's dream gathering. Big burgers, small burgers, traditional burgers, exotic burgers, thin, fat, greasy — they've got it all at Lock 3 in July. We don't need variety. We don't need fries or elephant ears or any of that other festival filler. Just give us straight ground beef, grilled up fresh before your eyes and lathered in toppings. In fact, give us about a dozen or so. ( — Grzegorek