It's no secret that my summer is defined by food, and one of my favorite summer food events is gearing up for burger greatness.

Delaware Burger BattleDelaware's biggest battle between the buns returns this August in a new location but with the same mission - raising money for those in need at Ministry of Caring's Emmanuel Dining Room. The Delaware Burger Battle will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Cauffiel House, 1016 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.

The Delaware Burger Battle, taking place annually on the last Saturday before Labor Day weekend, has become an end-of-summer tradition for burger lovers of all ages. Restaurants at the battle will offer unlimited samples of their best burgers; a panel of expert judges will select the Critic's Choice Winner, and guests will vote on the People's Choice Winner.

In recent years, national media including Business Insider and have picked the winners of the Delaware Burger Battle as the state's best burger.

Last year, the Delaware Burger Battle raised $10,000 for the Ministry of Caring's Emmanuel Dining Room. Over three years, burger battles have raised more than $21,000 for the Ministry of Caring.

A list of competing restaurants will be released in coming weeks - and you won't want to skip a single one. All Burger Battle attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat burger samples; beer and wine are included in the ticket price for adults, while soft drinks are available for children and designated drivers. Early-bird tickets will soon be available on the Delaware Burger Battle website. Tickets are $39 (plus processing fees) through June 29, $44 through July 29 and $49 through Aug. 28. Tickets will be $60 at the door. Tickets for designated drivers and teens (ages 11-20) are $17, and tickets for children 10 and under are $7.

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