Which are America’s Weirdest Festivals ?

America is a large country with various types of celebrations. If you’ve been wanting to travel across the states and can’t decide on which cities to explore, here is a list of some of the most exciting festivals that you can go to:

1) O. Henry Pun-Off – Located in Austin Texas, this one-of-a-kind event features 32 people that trades wordplay until only one “punniest” person is left standing. This event is held in mid-May with dozens of books put up on sale and a fund-raising auction for the O. Henry Museum fund.

2) Ostrich Festival – If you’re traveling near Chandler Arizona, make sure to visit this festival and witness contestants riding ostriches in hopes of winning a number of races. This event also features live music, arts and crafts booths as well as one-of-a-kind food featuring ostrich burgers.

3) Summer Redneck – In East Dublin Georgia, the locals celebrate an early-July event with belly flopping in a mud pit, hubcap-hurling and other unique games only available in Georgia.

4)  Mermaid Parade – Brooklyn New York is famous for this late-June parade since the city has been holding this event for over half a century. Witness how mermaids dressed in sequined outfit splash you with real water and witness the unique floats the parade has to offer.

5) National Hobo Convention – Held in Britt Iowa in early August, this event features a gathering of hobos wherein they read poems, hold a flea market and camp out near the railroad tracks.

6) Telluride Nothing Festival – This mid-July festival held at Telluride Colorado features live music and other weird non-happenings like ‘gravity remaining in effect’ as the participants just do nothing.

7) World Championship Punkin Chunkin – An event featured on Ripley’s Believe it Or not, Sussex County Delaware holds this one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration wherein people create homemade cannons that blast pumpkins as far as possible. Since its original year, the competition has become fierce each year with advanced cannons being entered into the game.

These festivals make what America is truly is – a country filled with witty people, unique ideas and inventive events. If you’re on a road trip and you happen to drive by these events, stop by and witness these festivals that could surely your trip a memorable one.

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