Fun Burger Festival Happening in Burlington

It’s big, it’s beefy, (it’s conveniently happening just in time to pack on some insulation for winter), and features burgers from more than 20 restaurants in Burlington.

And we, as always, are certainly ready to get our eat on: Novemburger 2017 begins at midnight on Nov. 1.

The annual event was launched in 2014 as a way to bring new business to Hamilton restaurants while raising money for the United Way.

The festival was an instant hit, according to organizers, with the 31 participating restaurants selling nearly 7,000 burgers in 30 days.

More restaurants have joined the movement, and subsequently, many patties have been formed and grilled to perfection.

(Side note: at least three restos which made our Top 5 Burgers in Burlington list is taking part!)

Each restaurant creates a unique signature burger as their entry into the festival, which is then dubbed their ‘Novemburger.’

Burger enthusiasts visit participating restaurants, scarf down the Novemburgers, and rate them online for 30 days.

Some serious bragging rights are at stake: there’s one winner for the most Novemburgers sold, and another champ for Novemburger of the Year.

All 70+ Novemburgers are being revealed at midnight on Nov. 1.

More than $25,000 has been raised for the United Way in Halton and Hamilton to date.

Here’s a list of the participating Burlington restaurants:

Boon Burger Cafe

Canyon Creek

Coop Wicked Chicken

Culaccino Bar & Kitchen

Emma's Backporch

GreenHouse Cafe @ RBG

Ivy Bar & Kitchen

Lettuce Love Cafe

Martini House

Max Resto Lounge


Pepperwood Bistro


SB Prime

Squires Public House

Table 34

The Dickens

The Queenshead

Turtle Jack's (Mapleview)

Turtle Jack's (Appleby)

Uptown Tavern

Wendel Clark's

5 West Brew Pub and Kitchen

We’re beyond excited to see the condiments and concoctions being created … Here’s to bacon, cheese, relish, mustard, guacamole, hot sauce, banana peppers, black beans, and peanut butter!

Get your stretchy pants on and remember to put those white shirts away!

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