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El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival


In Short:

Held on the first Saturday of May each year since 1989, the Fried Onion Burger Day Festival in El Reno, Oklahoma is a metro-area event that celebrates a town staple, the fried onion hamburger that has been cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900's. The festival is built around the cooking and cooking of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger and also features games, live music, eating contests, arts & crafts and a car show. The event attracts more than 25,000 people from the local area and around the world.

2014 Date & Times:

The 2014 El Reno Friend Onion Burger Festival will take place on Saturday, May 3rd. Admission is free, and the live entertainment runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2014 main stage headliner is red dirt singer/songwriter Mike McClure.

Location & Directions:

Downtown El Reno is the site for the annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival. From Oklahoma City, follow I-40 west and exit northbound on Highway 81.

Events & Activities:

The giant fried onion burger, which is divided up and distributed, and all the burgers at El Reno eateries such as Johnnie's Grill and Sid's are the primary festival draw, of course, but the event also features:

  • Live music
  • Game booths
  • Rides
  • Arts & crafts
  • Car show


Vendors & Performers:

If you would like to be a part of the annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival as either a vendor or a performer, call (405) 262-8888 for information. You must apply well in advance, and Applications are available on the official site.

Nearby Hotels & Lodging:

Coming in from out of town for the annual Fried Onion Burger Festival in El Reno? Here are some hotel options nearby. Also, get more information on the best El Reno hotels.


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