Burgerfest 2018 comes in early September

The two-day festival promises to offer more food and fun

The seventh edition of Burgerfest will be at Výstaviště on Sept. 8 and 9, and promises to be bigger than the previous ones. There will be burgers and beer, of course, and also live music, vintage cars and motorcycles, and entertainment for kids.

The festival will offer a bigger selection of burgers than before, as well as some vegetarian and gluten-free options. Wine, coffee and sweets will also be available. Sunday will see a burger eating contest.

“This year is huge. We will have about 40 burger tents, stands and trucks. With the sweets and the drinks we will have about 70 vendors,” Burgerfest organizer Zdeněk Střížek told Prague TV. Burger vendors from German, Austria and Slovakia will join local ones.

The full name of the festival is Jack Daniel’s presents Burgerfest 2018, and the whiskey maker will again have their truck that opens into a full-service bar.

He added there is also more entertainment. “The program is going to be heavy.”

A popular feature every year is the BBQ Pit Boys, who will put on cooking shows. The group is famous for social media videos. “I have BBQ Pit Boys coming from Sweden, Holland, Germany and Austria,” he said.

Střížek will have a show together with Italian chef Matteo De Carli of the local restaurant Casa De Carli.

Another cooking show will be X-Oven by Premium Gastro.

The VIP zone, which has a limited number of tickets, will offer unlimited food and drink (including from the Jack Daniel’s bar), plus a private Italian chef.

The opening ceremony at 1 pm on Saturday will feature Harley Davidson motorcycles, custom jeeps and classic American cars.

The music stage will have acts for all audiences. The popular kids band Čiperkové will play early on Saturday. Later on in the afternoon Lord Bishop Rocks will play some funky sounds. Lord Bishop comes from New York but is now based in Dresden. Green Day Prague Idiots will do covers of Green Day songs in the evening.

Sunday is highlighted by indie band Five O’Clock Tea and the famous 1980s Czech band Abraxas.

In keeping with the American themes, the football team Prague Lions and the baseball team Kotlářka will be there to let kids try their hands at sports and maybe win some prizes.

There will also be a pop up barber shop on site and a chill zone with Lukáš Kvapil who was at the Dakar Rally.

The play area called Primáček is where kids can watch cartoons, partake in games and jump in an inflatable castle. The zone is sponsored by Prima TV. Children under 120 cm can enter Burgerfest free.

The festival also supports charities. Rotary Club will be back again with a burger stand. At the Instax zone, people can have a photo taken and donate money for the children’s charity Nadání a dovednosti.

There is an app for Burgerfest with a complete schedule at play.google.com/burgerfest.

People who download the app or buy tickets online have the chance to win some prizes.

For more information visit www.burgerfest.cz or www.facebook.com/events.

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