America’s Oddest Festivals – A New Guide
Here at Jurnii we like our things odd. In fact, we have dedicated an entire series of blogs to the weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful attractions of the US.
Now, we’ve taken it one step further and have branched out to strange festivals. Sure, attractions are nice and interesting to look at, but a festival allows you to immerse yourself in the weird and wacky and make your strangest fantasies a reality.
So why not take a look at our brand new guide to America’s Oddest Festivals? But in the meantime, here’s a taste of what you can expect:
Tattoo-clad bodies unite each year in Tampa at the annual Tattoofest to compare ink and add to their collection. This festival attracts a rare kind of crowd, but don’t let that deter you. With competitions and entertainment throughout the day, there is enough to keep visitors amused for hours.
Not a fan of fruitcake? Well there’s no better way to get rid of it than at the annual Fruitcake Toss festival in Manitou Springs. Either throw or catapult the damn thing as far as you can, before checking out the art show or taking part in a relay.
International Rotten Sneaker Contest
Definitely one of America’s more strange festivals, the Rotten Sneaker Contest allows participants to content for the smelliest shoes, with the winner having their prized possessions placed in the prestigious “Hall of Fume”.
Interstate Mullet Toss
If you get your kicks throwing fish around, boy is this festival perfect for you. Competition heats up every year in April, where the person who can throw a one-and-a-half-pound fish the furthest, wins the title of the day!
World Cow Chip Throwing Contest
Cow chip throwing is a popular past time throughout the state of Oklahoma but the concentration of experts can be found within the town of Beaver. The stories you will hear are all true, so when you visit be prepared to duck to avoid the need for facial reconstruction.
Pillow Fighting World Championships
While it may not be your traditional pillow fighting, it’s still a hell of a lot of fun. This festival is all about getting dirty…literally. Throw in some pillows, good food and hilarious entertainment and you’ve got yourself one festival you really don’t want to miss.
Intrigued? Check out Jurnii’s guide to America’s Oddest Festivals to find out more!