With summer approaching and the weather finally getting nice, it's natural to start looking for outdoor activities to occupy your free time. Although visiting parks and zoos can be nice, nothing really gives you a true feel for the town you're living in or visiting quite like attending their local festival does. Throughout the United States and across the world, there are many different festivals celebrating a wide variety of different things. Keep reading for more information on some of the strangest and most interesting ones! |
Eeyore's Birthday Party
Each year in Austin, Texas, people of all ages come together to celebrate Winnie the Pooh's best friend. People dress up as the gloomy, yet lovable character and enjoy drum circles, live music, face painting, belly dancing, and pictures with Eeyore himself! The celebration is free to get into, and all proceeds go to local charities. You're never too old to be a kid!
Held at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park outside of Eatonville, Washington, this annual event is a weekend dedicated to celebrating the banana slug. There are human slug races, slug observations, arts and crafts, and other activities for children. As the second-largest species of slug in the world and an important part of the Pacific Northwest ecology, this event offers valuable information for people of all ages.
National Hollerin' Contest
Spivey's Corner, North Carolina has hosted this epic competition ever year since 1969. Originally founded in order to save the endangered form of communication from extinction, the event now includes live music and a barbecue cook-off. The event also offers antique farm equipment displays and demonstrations, living history exhibits, and a classic car show.
Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival
The greatest draw for this annual event, held in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, is the Cow Chip Throw. Cow chips, in case you didn't know, are dried pieces of cow dung. Approximately 40,000 people turn out each year to watch the competition and enjoy the cow chip parade, crafts, food and drinks. Local businesses are even allowed to register as a team for the Corporate Throw. What a great way to bond with your coworkers!
Interstate Mullet Toss
Traditionally held on the last weekend of April, this event brings thousands of visitors to the Gulf Coast every year for the chance to toss a mullet fish over the Alabama/Florida state line. The festival is held on the beach and hosted by the famous oyster bar and music venue the Flora-bama. There is also a triathlon, golf contest, live music, food, and tons of beach games. This is one celebration that is sure to be a party.
Whether you'd rather attend a more traditional state fair or one of the stranger events mentioned above, there is certainly the perfect festival somewhere in the United States for you and your family. There's no better way to pass a warm summer weekend than outside sharing a new experience with the people you care about.
When looking for fun Michigan festivals, visitors and residents alike visit Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. Learn more about our services at http://www.lansing.org.
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