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25 Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in 50 States (Part 2)

We are continuing our alphabetical road trip through the states to see what summer festivals await us. We first kicked off with our 25 Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in 50 States Part 1, and now we’re going all the way through to the Wyoming. Check out what your state has to offer and the festivals happening in the states around you. First stop, Montana…

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  • Grand Victorian Ball, Cameron, MT 2 of 26
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    Dress in period costumes and experience civil war times in Montana.
    Check it out at Winter Montana.

  • Czech Days, Wilber, NE 3 of 26
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    Enjoy a parade, pageant, food, music, and dancing at Wilber's Czech Festival.
    Find out more at Nebraska Czechs of Wilber.

  • Nevada City Summer Nights 4 of 26
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    Free family event with arts, crafts, music, and classic cars.
    Check it out at Nevada City Chamber.

  • Balloon Festival and Fair, Hillsborough, NH 5 of 26
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    Free hot air balloon festival that has marching bands, floats, and lots of family friendly events over 4 days.
    Find out more at Balloon Festival.

  • Craft Beer & Crab Festival, Cape May, NJ 6 of 26
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    All day festival featuring craft beer and crab with a Victorian circus, music, and farmer's market.
    Find out more at Cape May.

     

     

     

     

  • Great American Duck Race, Deming, NM 7 of 26
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    A family festival with duck races, duck dances, hot air balloons, barbecues, and a carnival.
    Spotted at New Mexico.

  • Hip Hop Festival, Brooklyn, NY 8 of 26
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    Hear Pusha T and Redman along with the "Show and Prove" emcee competition.
    Find out more at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

  • Chalk it up, Hendersonville, NC 9 of 26
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    Sidewalk chalk art up and down the streets of historic downtown Hendersonville for all ages.
    Find out more at Narnia Studios.

  • Blues Festival, Fargo, ND 10 of 26
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    A blues festival that features 12 bands and lasts 2 days with camping accommodations nearby.
    Find out more at Fargo Blues Fest.

  • Sweet Corn Festival, Marietta, OH 11 of 26
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    Eat some sweet corn along with a corn hole tournament, a petting zoo, and all around family fun.
    Find out more at Marietta Sweet Corn.

  • Watermelon Seed Spitting, Pauls Valley, OK 12 of 26
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    A watermelon seed spitting world championship along with a fireworks show sounds like a great family way to spend the 4th.
    Find out more at Travel OK.

  • Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR 13 of 26
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    Choose from 80 different craft brewers to drink along the Willamette River.
    Find out more at Oregon Brewfest.

  • Summer Fest, New Holland, PA 14 of 26
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    Pig out at Pennsylvania's state barbecue competition.
    Find out more at New Holland Summer Fest.

  • Family Dance Party, Pawtucket, RI 15 of 26
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    Give the kids a chance to show off their moves and maybe teach them a few from when you were a kid.
    Find out more at The Rhody Center.

  • Peach Festival, Gaffney, SC 16 of 26
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    Three day family fun fest with parade, road race, car show, and Carolina peaches.
    Find out more at South Carolina Peach Festival.

  • Gold Discovery Days, Custer, SD 17 of 26
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    Events for everyone at Gold Discovery Days with bed races, hot air balloon rally, parade, and tons more.
    Find out more at Gold Discovery Days.

  • Uncle Dave Macon Days, Murfreesboro, TN 18 of 26
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    A festival that includes National Championships in old-time banjo, old-time buck dancing, and old-time clogging.
    Find out more at Tenneesee Vacation.

  • Jubilee Celebration, Schertz, TX 19 of 26
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    Two day festival that includes music, fireworks, barbecue, carnival, and games.
    Find out more at Visit Schertz.

  • Scottish Festival, Payson, UT 20 of 26
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    Celebrate Scottish tradition in music, food, games, dance, and entertainment.
    Find out more at Utah Valley.

  • Garlic & Herb Festival, Bennington, VT 21 of 26
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    Sample a plethora of food and crafts made from garlic while the kids enjoy face painting, hay maze, bounce houses, and games.
    Find out more at Love Garlic.

  • Floyd Fest, Floyd, VA 22 of 26
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    Fun for the whole family with 4 days of music including the Lumineers and workshops, rock climbing, and lots of outdoor fun for the kids.
    Find out more at Floyd Fest.

  • Lavender Festival, Friday Harbor, WA 23 of 26
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    Use all your senses at the Lavender festival where you can see, smell, touch, and taste lavender.
    Find out more at Pelindaba Lavender.

  • New Deal Festival, Arthurdale, WV 24 of 26
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    Take the family back to 1933 with live music, antique car show, and games.
    Find out more at New Deal Festival.

  • Ducktona 500, Sheboygan Falls, WI 25 of 26
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    Watch thousands of plastic ducks race down the Sheboygan river for cash prizes. Then enjoy some classic cars, arts & crafts, live music, and kids games.
    Find out more at Travel Wisconsin.

  • Gold Rush Days, South Pass City, WY 26 of 26
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    See one of a kind events like anvil blasting, mining demonstrations, and gold panning.
    Find out more at Wyoming Tourism.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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