Events and Festivals Across the USA
January 10, 2009 4:49 PM   Subscribe

Top Events USA lists their top 20 events across the USA, the top 10 events and festivals for each of the United States, and lists of the best annual events and festivals by category or theme.

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posted by netbros (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The Empire State Games had its funds scaled back, on account of the economy. And through the use of a Top 10 listing for state events, other shindigs, like the Hudson Valley Film Festival, the New York Auto Show, or even NYC Fleet Week end up getting short shrift.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:13 PM on January 10, 2009

Our State Fair is a great state fair.
posted by The Whelk at 5:26 PM on January 10, 2009

In a perverted way, I've wanted to attend the Maine Lobster Festival ever since I read Consider the Lobster.
posted by mannequito at 6:08 PM on January 10, 2009

Michigan has the Bavarian festival listed and the Annual Lilac Festival, but they don't mention the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts (from the month of June) which the festival website describes as being "the largest all-volunteer arts event in the nation!" with "over half a million people in attendance". But I haven't been to this Bavarian festival or the Lilac festival so who am I to judge?
posted by Green With You at 7:46 PM on January 10, 2009

What? No mention of Mule Days or the Hollerin' Contest for North Carolina? List must have done by a bunch of DY's.
posted by marxchivist at 8:04 PM on January 10, 2009

Lessee here. The Muskogee Azalea Festival and Christmas Kingdom, El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day, Poteau Balloonfest, the Honobia Fall Bigfoot Festival, and of course, the Watonga Cheese Festival. Guys, if you're basing your selections entirely on how fun they are to say, you could at least include the Pauls Valley Okie Noodling Festival and the Oklahoma City Red White & Boom Extravaganza. I mean really.
posted by ormondsacker at 10:36 PM on January 10, 2009

How about Bluegrass Festivals?
posted by GreyFoxVT at 5:24 AM on January 11, 2009

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