By HamiltonSpace.com Site Contributor
Love Burgers? Have a local favorite? Then don't miss the first battle for the bragging rights and title for "Mercer County's Ultimate Burger Award'' at the first Burger Mania Cook Off, featuring live music by 2U and Jimmy and the Parrots, on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 8 p.m.at Mercer County Park, near the ice skating rink. Admission is free.
Mercer County restaurants and caterers will grill up their favorite recipes and sell "sliders'' to visitors, who also will get a chance to vote. The free concerts kick off at 3 p.m. with Jimmy and the Parrots, followed by 2U at 6 p.m. The Goddard School Kid Zone will feature games, Howell Farm Hay bale Maze, Shooters Paintball Gallery and prizes for kids of all ages. Also featured will be the Hibernian Beer Garden and holiday crafters.
Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for the Holiday Food Drive, to be donated to Mount Carmel Guild, which has served Mercer County since 1920. Those who donate will receive raffle tickets to win tickets to Corner of Chaos Haunted Maze, Corner Copia Family Fun Maze and Active Acres Farm’s Haunted House.
Competing Mercer County restaurants and caterers include Dublin Square Irish Pub, McCaffrey’s, Killarney’s Publick House and Funnibonz, who will be sampling their BBQ Sauces and selling tender, mouth-watering BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!
Judges include Mercer County Community College Hotel, Restaurant Institutional Management Professor Douglas Fee and Professor Frank Benowitz, and special guest Pat Tanner, the Princeton-based food and travel writer, restaurant reviewer, and radio talk show host.