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1.  Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival Avon, Ohio – June 13- 15 – 

Located in the “Duct Tape Capital of the World.” Duct tape enthusiasts will see duct tape items made from this useful household tape, including clothing and sports memorabilia. There is a a parade on the last day of the festival to top off a great time. Free admission.

2.  Watermelon Thump  Luling, Texas – June 26 -29

Good old fashion fun. Join in to help  break the Guinness World record of almost 72-feet in watermelon seed spitting . or see if you can eat a slice of watermaelon the fastest.

Family fun includes:

  • Lots of refreshments,
  • Music
  • Parade
  • Rodeo
  • 5K walk/run 
  • Car show 

Admission is free of charge Thursday and Sunday, and Friday and Saturday admission varies with time of day, see website for details

Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy Garlic Festival
3. Gilroy Garlic Festival  Gilroy, California – July 25 -27, 2014

 

The 36th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held July 25, 26, and 27, 2014, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California.Family fun Activities include:

  • Gourmet Alley Food
  •  Free Garlic Ice Cream
  • Flame-ups by Gourmet Alley Pyro Chefs
  •  Cook-off Theater
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children’s Area
  • Gourmet Alley Demonstration Stage
  •  Wine Pavilion
  • Amphitheater
  • Mercantile

Admission: Adult General Admission $ 20.00; Children (ages 6-12) $ 10.00; Under age 6 Free; and Seniors (60+) $ 10.00

 

4.   Barnesville Potato Days  Barnesville, Minnesota – August 22-23

 

Over 17,000 spud-lovers gather annually at this two-day event to participate in some groundbreaking entertainment. Travelers can immerse themselves in a round of mashed potato wrestling, or stuff their faces with the savory starch in the “French Fry Feed”. Those with an artistic eye can design a sculpture using mashed potatoes, and fashionistas can even design some one-of-a-kind clothing from a potato sack. General admission is free of charge.

5. Humungus Fungus Festival Crystal Falls,

This is a  celebration of the world’s largest mushroom, which weighs 11 tons, covers 37 acres and lives just below the ground near this northern Michigantown. Family fun activities include a sStrong man contest with:

  • Keg toss
  • Tire flop
  • Metal pole lift 

General admission is free of charge although some events do have a fee.

6.  National Hollerin’ Contest Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina – September 21, 2014

This festival has something for everyone:

  • Classic Car Show
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Kids Zone
  • Living History Exhibits
  • BBQ Cook-Off (sanctioned by the NC Pork Council)
  • 46th Annual National Hollerin’ Contest
  • Demonstrations by the North Carolina Work Horse and Mule Association
  • Live Music
  • Souvenirs

Hollerin’  contest Categories include:

  • Whistlin’
  • Conch Shell Blowin” (open to all ages)
  • Junior Hollerin”
  • Teen Hollerin”
  • Ladies” Callin”
  • National Hollerin” Contest
Contest Registration:
Children $5.00 and Adults $10.00; 
Please make checks payable to: 
Hollerin” Contest/SCVFD;
 
Deadline to mail in registration form is August 31, 2014.
 
You may also register at Spivey’s Corner on the day of the event. Registration deadline is 2:00 p.m.
 

 General admission is $5, and free for children 12 and under.

 

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