America the Beautiful

Earlier today I asked a question on twitter, I wanted to know if there existed a mashup of something like Kayak’s lovely “Explore” interface and a listing of the random small-town events across the U.S. that I might want to go to. The idea being to get away for a weekend and see something unusual, relatively cheaply.

I found decent website http://www.topeventsusa.com/ and did a quick look through them and turned up this minimally curated list. States that didn’t make the cut were either California (where I live) or only had events that did not trigger any emotional response in me.

(If you have any suggestions from your small hometown, leave ‘em in the comments.)

Alaska

Alabama

Arizona

  • March, Cowgirl Up!, celebrating women in cowgirl stuff

Arkansas

Delaware

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Massachusetts

  • October, Topsfield Fair agricultural fair, pig races, sand sculpture

Michigan

Mississippi

Misouri

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Mexico

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

  • November, Chitlin Strug, food festival for chitlins, includes hawg-callin

Tennessee

  • April, Mule Day week long celebration of the mule

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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