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9 weird summer festivals you can still attend

  • The second half of summer does not disappoint when it comes to weird seasonal festivals
  • Check out the list of unique festivals if you're up for a late-summer adventure
9 weird summer festivals you can still attend

It's hard to believe summer's halfway over! If you're still looking for your summer adventure, check out these wacky, weird summer festivals. 

Gilroy Garlic Festival: July 25-27, Gilroy, California
Nosh on garlic-flavored ice cream and learn how to garlic-braid, because why not?

Humungus Fungus Fest: July 27, Crystal Falls, Michigan
Nicknamed Debbie, the celebrated fungus is the largest and oldest living organism in the world. It covers 38 acres, weighs 100 tons and is at least 1,500 years old.

Testy Festy: July 31-August 3, Clinton, Montana
A festival dedicated to “Rocky Mountain Oysters,” or bull calf testicles.

The World’s Longest Yard Sale: August 7-10, Corridor 127
Also known as the 690-mile Outdoor Festival, this display of backyard sales stretches from Gadsden, Alabama, to Addison, Michigan, along the Lookout Mountain Parkway.  

The Hobo Convention: August 8-11, Britt, Iowa
A gathering for “migratory itinerant workers” and locals to meet, interact and enjoy festivities such as a carnival, a flea market and a king and queen coronation. If you’d like to attend, you’ll likely have to stay in the hobo jungle.

Elvis Week: August 9-17, Memphis, Tennessee
This may not sound too weird until you try to picture what 75,000+ Elvis fans in one place might look like -- performers, impersonators and cosplay enthusiasts, all roaming around Graceland for a week.

Corn Palace Festival: August 20-24, Mitchell, South Dakota
Right at harvest time, the palace is decorated using only corn. Each year, a new theme is chosen and 13 types of colored corn are used to create the palace murals.

National Lentil Festival: August 22-23, Pullman, Washington
Home of the World’s Largest Bowl of Lentil Chili and other lentil-inspired cuisine.

Burning Man, August 25-September 1, Black Rock City, Nevada
A week-long event in the 100+ degree desert heat with almost 50,000 attendees expressing themselves artistically.

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