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$150 First Place

$100 Second Place

$75 Place


Deadline for applications is: Friday, August 4, 2023


If for any reason, your cook is unable to participate please let us know immediately so we can offer the spot to another individual.

NOTE:  You will receive final instructions confirming arrival and set up times via email the first week of August.  Contest will begin immediately after the parade ends at approx. 12:00pm.

Questions email:

Junior Cook prepares all condiments (slice, dice, etc.) and seasonings at home.  Please do NOT bring unprepped food with knives to the contest.

Instructions to Burger Professionals

  • All Junior Cooks may take guidance from a parent or guardian; however, the adult supervisor cannot physically assist with making or cooking the hamburgers

  • You will receive enough hamburger to make four hamburgers in 15 minutes

  • One will be a test hamburger, you will cook first and taste test as a trial run

  • Make any necessary changes and when told begin cook the other three hamburgers for the judges

  • You must cook the hamburgers to 145 degrees; we have a thermometer and will check them

  • Place three hamburgers into the Styrofoam container provided by Milliken Events

  • Deliver to the judging table


Grills will be lit by a CIVICA volunteer only.

In order to participate your Burger Professional must be under 18 and a resident of Milliken or Johnstown or go to school in Milliken/Johnstown

Select an option
Name of Your Burger Professional

Parent or Guardian Contact Information

Competition Closed

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