Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York. It is named after the city of Hamburg, in Germany. The town is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo. Hamburg is one of the Southtowns in Erie County. The villages of Hamburg and Blasdell are in the town.
Hamburg is a friendly town rich in history as you will see by the fun facts posted around the town on plaques.
It’s the Home of the Hamburger
Frank and Charles Menches claim to have sold a ground beef sandwich at the Erie County Fair in 1885 in Hamburg, New York. During the fair, they ran out of pork sausage for their sandwiches and substituted beef.Frank Menches, says they exhausted their supply of sausage, so they purchased chopped up beef from a butcher.
Historian Joseph Streamer wrote that the name of the hamburger comes from Hamburg, New York not Hamburg Germany.
There are many festivals in this town, including The Burgerfest which is held the second Saturday July. Others include, Music Fest which is held in early spring, features live local music in some of the towns restaurants/bars. Many of which an have outdoor stage. They also have a New Years Eve celebration held right in the heart of the town called Rock the Roundabout with their very own ball drop.
There are many one of a kind locally owned shops and restaurants for you to enjoy as you stroll around this quaint little town.
The Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway, travels through Hamburg on New York Route 5, along the Lake Erie shoreline. The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, a seasonal visitors information center with exhibits and public waterfront access, is located in Hamburg.
The Erie County Fair is a huge event for the town.
The fair, operated by Strates Shows, runs for twelve days in August and is the third-largest county fair in the United States.
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