Do you think you have a winning burger recipe? Well here is your chance to compete for the title of the winning Kentucky Derby Festival Derby Burger!

2016 Derby Burger Entry Form

From February 15th to March 6th, the public was able to submit Derby Burger Recipes. 8 preliminary finalists will be chosen from all submissions and then posted on the Festival’s Facebook page with instructions on how to vote for your favorite Derby Burger recipe. Voting will begin on March 11th and conclude on March 17th. Those votes will help narrow it down to the final four Derby Burger contestants who will then move on to the cook-off on March 21st.  The finalists will then be required to provide four (4) samples of their burgers for live tasting by the judges on Monday, March 21, 2016 on WDRB in the Morning. The winning burger will be selected by the judges.

Louisville area Kroger stores will feature the winning recipe. The winning burger can also be sampled at Beerfest on Wednesday, May 4.

The winner will receive:
-4 tickets to a concert at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville
-4 VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville
-2 tickets to BeerFest at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville
-$100 gift certificate to Kroger
-Featured inside Louisville Kroger stores, including the recipe ingredients and recipe card
-Featured samples inside Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville at the Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest, May 4, 2016.
-A grilling prize pack from the Kentucky Beef Council




From February 15 to April 15, all purchasers of fresh ground beef at any of the Kentuckiana Kroger stores (excluding Lexington locations) will receive a coupon at checkout (on the bottom of the receipt).  The message includes an entry code to register online for a chance to win VIP tickets to a Waterfront Jam Concert at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville or BeerFest presented by American Founders Bank.