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Planning a road trip in the states, roughly between May and September, and looking for some cool festivals/events to plan around.

Could be music or food or cultural events, or anything in between! What do you suggest and why?

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    Cultural Events, near and dear to my childhood

    Bandera, Texas - Cowboy Capital of the world
    http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/

    Events happen every 1st Saturday of each month.
    Their calendar is updated till July 2018
    http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/events/

    Direct quote from their site "Expect to see and interact with old west cowboy life style"

    Gunslinger & gunfight re-enactments, rodeo, farmers market, horseback riding. Roping lessons, BBQ diner, then Square dance the night away.

    Or cut your day short and drive out through Quiet Mountain scenery away from the wild wild west.

    Best of all - it's FREE about 1 year ago

    Answered by Vee via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Las Vegas Vagoose
    Bonnaroo
    Summerfest
    Chicago's Coyote Arts festival,
    the world's oldest and largest is the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia
    Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
    Crawfish festival in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
    Calgary Stampede
    Kamloops Cowboy Poetry Festival about 1 year ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Roadkill Cook off in marlinton, West Virgina
    Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival — Prairie du Sac, Wisc.
    the World Naked Bike Ride in POrtland, Oregon
    Bay to Breakers, SF
    Bring your own big wheel race about 1 year ago

    Answered by tunnsey via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Yes to Bay to Breakers!! SO Fun!
    Avocado Festival, Carpinteria CA
    LA Country Fair, LA California
    Orange County Food & Wine Festival
    Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival about 1 year ago

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    Wheatland Music Festival, Michigan (weekend after Labor Day)
    Detroit Jazz Fest (free every Labor Day weekend)
    Movement (dance/electronic music), Detroit, Memorial Day weekend about 1 year ago

    Answered by Carol via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Desert Daze!!!

    BEST FESTIVAL EVER in Joshua Tree, California with Iggy Pop, Ty Segall, Spirtualized, King Gizzard and more

    desertdaze.org about 1 year ago

    Answered by Rachel via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Zozobra is kind of the original Burning Man that is held in Santa Fe, New Mexico every year. A fun, unique cultural event that used to scare the S*@% out of me as a kid.

    Bumbershoot is a great 3 day music and comedy festival held directly under the Space Needle in Seattle. The lineup ranges from small indie acts to some pretty big names.

    And, I am a sucker for good old fashioned Fairs... the California State Fair in Sacramento is always a good time with lots of entertainment and fried food on a stick. 12 months ago

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