What's your favorite US Festival?

Mar 30th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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What's your favorite US Festival?

What's your favorite US Festival? Do you have any that you visit year after year?

We picked the 7 festival worth traveling for. They're perfect for fried food aficionados, celeb-chef chasers, hot air balloon adventurers, and everyone in between.

http://www.fodors.com/news/7-best-fe...e-us-6631.html
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Mar 30th, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Testicle Festival. There are a few around the country. I am going to the one in Vinita this year(about an hour from me). Some people call them Lamb Fries, Calf Fries, or Rocky Mountain Oysters. The one in Vinita has been going on for 30 or 40 years now.
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Mar 30th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Agree with Balloon Fiesta here in ABQ but The Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride in mid September is terrific too. Stunning location with spectacular views; great suds and food and first class music.
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Mar 30th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Some favorites:

Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach, California
http://www.foapom.com/

Outside Lands [music festival] - San Francisco, California
http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/

Uncork'd [food festival] - Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.vegasuncorked.com/

Toronto International Film Festival - Toronto, Ontario (okay, so it's not in the US)
http://tiff.net/thefestival
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Mar 30th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado. Any place that offers coffin races and frozen salmon tossing needs to be checked out.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 02:11 PM
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I always loved Springtime Tallahassee when I lived there.
www.springtimetallahassee.com

And Gasparilla in Tampa is quite the outdoor party the first weekend in feb.
www.gasparillapiratefest.comcom
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Apr 1st, 2013, 07:09 PM
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We had a terrific time at the French Quarter Fest in New Orleans.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 06:47 AM
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This is 50 miles north of the border, but the Montreal Jazz Fest is a must for any music lover.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 07:10 AM
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Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County Indiana
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 07:13 AM
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From the top left corner:

Fur Rendezvous (Rondy) in Anchorage - http://www.furrondy.org/

Lind (WA) Combine Demolition Derby - http://www.lindwa.com/lind%27sweekend.html

Bumbershoot in Seattle: http://bumbershoot.org/
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 08:17 AM
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JazzFest (New Orleans) (without a lot to compare it to).
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Luling Watermelon Thump ! !

http://www.watermelonthump.com/
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Mardi Gras but not in NO. Go to Eunice, La and see what Mardi
Gras was like before NO commercialized it.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 08:19 PM
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French Festival in Santa Barbara CA
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Milwaukee's Irish Fest, the largest Irish music festival in the world. www.irishfest.com
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Apr 6th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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Getting the plans ready for DH and DS#1 (and hopefully DS#2) to do the last week of Jazz Fest this year. DH went almost every year he lived in NO and he and DS#1 went 2 years ago. They are really looking forward to hearing Trombone Shorty the final night of the festival.
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Apr 6th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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We saw Trombone Shorty here in SF on New Year's Eve! Love JazzFest.
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Apr 6th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawaii
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Apr 7th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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weber6560, I went o Mardi Gras in Thibodeau. It was so much fun and a big family thing. People were cooking burgers on grills along the parade route. I was staying with the Naquins at their B&B (do it if you ever get the chance) and they gave me all the best scoop. I highly rec your rec.
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