Across America, folks gather every year for festivals, parades, races, and contests. But not all of these are your garden-variety events. Discover some of the wackiest public gatherings you can imagine. From roadkill cook-offs to hurling pumpkins hundreds of feet in the air, these are parties you won't want to miss.
(Source: The Smithsonian Channel)
Americans' imaginations run wild in the nation's oddest celebrations. From cross-dressing drag races in DC to fantasy medieval battles in Virginia, from the coolest biker party in South Dakota to the hottest chili cook-off in Nebraska, no party is too wild or too wacky.