Battle of Burger date reset for August in Norman

Battle of the Burger has been rescheduled to Aug. 16 in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 10, 2014
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The annual “Battle of the Burger” has been rescheduled to Aug. 16 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E Robinson St. Originally, the event was set for Saturday.

This year’s event, sponsored by the Oklahoma Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association, also will feature a tug-of-war and a pie contest, as well as a balloon battle for children.

Issues beyond the association’s control forced the postponement, said event director Karen Cody.

“We feel confident all contestants, our sponsors and attendees will be pleased with our new venue, and they can use the extra time to tweak their recipes,” Cody said.

The Battle of the Burger is a rapidly growing statewide burger competition in Norman that has proven to be a crowd-pleaser, she said. Visitors can sample burgers and enjoy the related activities.

Each year, through entry fees, the contest raises money for a selected charity or nonprofit. This year, the event will benefit the Oklahoma Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association.

Burger divisions include restaurants, public safety, tailgaters, nonprofits and a new category for new chefs and culinary schools.

The tug-of-war will begin at 10 a.m., the burger battle at 11 a.m., and judging and other activities begin at noon.

The event is open to everyone — from agencies and nonprofits to self-proclaimed grill masters to professionals.

To learn more

For more information, go to www.thebattleoftheburger.com or call the Coyote Group at 488-7971 or by email at coyote.group@cox.net.