Win Tickets to Burger and Beer Bash

Win tickets to our Burger & Beer Bash by answering a (super easy!) question each week


Update: This contest is now closed. Thanks for participating! Tickets are still available at See you there!

Want to win tickets to Burger and Beer Bash on July 30th? Each week, we’ll ask an unabashedly burger-rific (aka totally random) question about burgers or beer. Submit your answer in the form below to enter our drawing — we’ll select a new winner every week leading up to the Bash. Good luck!

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Previous Contest Questions

joey chestnut
Joey Chestnut approves

Week 6 question: This year’s event features 21 burger competitors, four drink vendors, three bakeries, and one German-style pizza truck. That’s a lot to sample! What’s your game plan for Burger & Beer Bash this year?
Week 6 winner: Kate J., Carmel: “I want to be recognized as the female Joey Chestnut of burger eating. My plan is to devour every single burger, guzzle down beer and cider in between, end the night with a cupcake and of course pizza, all while looking classy in a dress. Come at me bros.”
Editor’s note: We fully support you, future Mrs. Chestnut! This was our last pair of free passes, but tickets are still available at See you at the Bash, friends!

dancing bacon
Dance your little heart out, bacon!

Week 5 question: What’s the key ingredient everyone should add to their burger meat to make it out-of-this-world delicious?
Week 5 winner: David L., Verbank: “Bacon, baby. Burgers and bacon are the food of the gods and beer-lovers… straight up.” 
Editor’s note: Sorry, vegans, but David’s right — bacon in your burger is boss. Though we need to give a shout out to all the Valley cheeseheads out there; you really can’t have too much cheese in your burger. (And in case you’re wondering, here’s what Josh Applestone of Flesicher’s Meats in Kingston does to make his perfect patty.)

hyde park brewing company
This brew’s for you, Nancy

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Week 4 question: Which vendor are you most excited to see at this year’s Burger & Beer Bash, and why?
(Click here for this year’s list of vendors; link opens in a new window.)
Week 4 winner: Nancy P., Saugerties: “Hyde Park Brewing Company, because it’s on my bucket list.”
Editor’s note: While we’re personally excited to see all of our vendors (obviously, considering that we hand-picked them ourselves), Hyde Park Brewing Company — nestled in historic Hyde Park near FDR’s home — is a fab choice, indeed. Cheers to crossing off an item off your list, Nancy!

burger with caviar
“You complete me, caviar”

Week 3 question: Fill in the blank: “My perfect burger is not complete without ______. (Why?)”
Week 3 winner: Alan R., Nanuet: “Red caviar topping and a pickle! It’s like eating relish, but with a dash of sushi!”
Editor’s note: First off, kudos to a man who can afford (and stomach) red caviar every time he eats a burger. And while savory toppings (shout out to all the bacon lovers!) and craft brews dominated the contest submissions this week, we were kind of impressed with how many romantics are out there. Common responses to our “My perfect burger is not complete without _____” question included “someone to share it with” and “the company of the one I love.” Awwww, you guys.

Tommy Keegan of Keegan AlesTommy Keegan of Keegan Ales in Kingston. Photo by Jennifer May

Week 2 question: If you could own a fridge that’s permanently stocked with any local craft beer, what would it be? (Psst… vote on your favorite brewery over at our Best Of Hudson Valley Ballot page while you’re at it.)
Week 2 winner: Dana S., Newburgh: “I would definitely want a Kegerator stocked with a rotating selection from Keegan Ales! That’s the dream right? If I had to pick just one, it would be Hurricane Kitty.”
Editor’s note: We agree. Keegan’s impressed our beer blogger at TAP New York this year with its brews aged on breakfast cereal (what!), and the brewery was named one of our “Cooler Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day” this year. Now, if only we can get Tommy Keegan to agree to the Keegan Kegorator (Keegorator?) idea…

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We’ll ssstick with onionsss, thanksss

Week 1 question: What is the weirdest topping you’ve ever eaten (or would dare to eat) on a burger?
Week 1 winner: Adrianne T., East Durham: “Deep fried rattlesnake at Rawhide in Phoenix, Arizona. If I told you it tasted like chicken, would you believe me? Yes, it was good.”
Editor’s note: We received a ton of responses, including toppings that sounded pretty delicious (peanut butter, fried eggs, lobster), odd (marshmallows, pineapples, anchovies), and one that was downright gross (silkworms, ick)! But rattlesnake? We’d consider it… with lots of ketchup, natch.

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