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We hope you really, really, really, love...
  • Burgers
  • BBQ
  • Beer
  • Bands

...Because we are back and better than ever!

Fourth Annual Burger Festival means four times the fun! New burgers, new sponsors, new beer and a brand new location! Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 5-10 pm at the Moorhead Center Mall Parking Ramp!

Check us out!

Event Information


This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. With the purchase of a ticket, attendees will receive an all-you-can-eat sampling of burger sliders. Upwards of 15-20 local restaurants will be participating in this event.

Restaurants participating: Herd and Horns, The Brew, O’Leary’s, Frank’s Lounge, Fargo Billiards, Boiler Room, Crave Burger, Labby’s, Chumley’s and Mick’s Office.

Important note: Burgers will be served from 5-7 p.m. Arrive earlier than 7 p.m. to ensure you get your hands on the delicious burgers.


With the purchase of a general admission ticket, attendees will get five samples of various beers from DS Beverages and Drekker Brewing. We will also have cash bars throughout the event with a variety of beers and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Important note: Beer sampling will occur from 5-7 p.m. Beer sampling will be on first come, first serve basis. Don’t worry, though. We’ll have plenty of beer for everybody.


With the purchase of a ticket, you will gain access to access to the Big Green Egg BBQ tent with BBQ tastings and lessons from NDSU’s BBQ Bootcamp. Learn from the experts on proper cooking techniques, meat cut techniques and more.

Important note: BBQ sampling and lessons will occur from 5-7 p.m. Arrive earlier than 7 p.m. to ensure you get the ultimate BBQ experience.

New location

Fargo Monthly's Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Festival

At Fargo Monthly, we believe in trying something new and different. That’s why this year, we are moving across the river into Moorhead and are converting the Moorhead Center Mall Parking Ramp into one of the coolest venues you’ve ever been to. With a gorgeous backdrop of the Red River, ample parking and plenty of space, the Moorhead Mall Parking Ramp is going to be rocking. Located at 510 Center Ave, Moorhead, you’re going to want to see what we do with this space. We have big plans.


Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome


Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome will be rocking this year’s Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival. This talented band composed of mostly local professors will perform from 7:30-10 p.m. With the purchase of a regular ticket, you get access to the dance. If you want to just come to the dance, you can buy a ticket for $5. Please note that this dance ticket won’t get you any of the burgers, bbq or beer, though. We will have a cash bar for the dance, though.

Judges at the 2015 Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Festival


One restaurant will be crowned as the best burger this year and you will help decide. There will be a People’s Choice Award, as well as a Best Burger Award selected by a judge’s panel. Who will win this year’s coveted award?


The Moorhead Center Mall offers plenty of parking around the mall so you will not struggle to find a parking spot the day of the event. You can park in any of the parking lots around the mall and it is a short walk to the parking ramp. Remember, be safe and designate a sober driver or plan ahead to get home safely.

You can get directions to the Moorhead Center Mall here. 

You can even catch a ride to the mall on the Link FM through MATBUS. This bus route connects downtown Moorhead and Fargo and is free to use. It runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more here. 

Fargo Monthly’s 2016 Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Festival Photos

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Get ready to rock in…


Looking for more great dining opportunities?

The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hosting the annual restaurant week. This week-long event has a variety of restaurants participating that offer two-course and/or three-course menus at a discounted price. For more information and a list of the participating restaurants, go to

Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week