5 Wackiest Summer Events and the Promotion Items that go along with them
ABC News and Trip Advisor compiled this list and we added some promotion ideas as well:
#5: National Tom Sawyer Days, July 1-4, Hannibal, Missouri
This annual celebration of the works of Mark Twain includes events pulled straight from the pages of Twain tales.
PROMOTION PICK: Paintbrushes and smocks for contestants who partake in the fence painting competition a la The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
#4: World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 31, Heber Springs, Arkansas
Participants craft boats from corrugated cardboard and race them through a 200 yard course.
PROMOTION PICK: Customized floaties. Because, really, 200 yards is a long way for waterlogged cardboard to travel.
#3: The Wayne Chicken Show, July 9-11, Wayne, Nebraska
This 3 day fowl-fest includes the world’s largest chicken dance, the best chicken legs competition and a hot wing eating contest.
PROMOTION PICK: Rubber chicks. Although chances are this crowd probably already has a few of these
#2: Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge, July 10, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hundreds of hermit crabs go claw to claw in the Crustacean 500 race on an 8 foot track of beach.
PROMOTION PICK: Crabs of the plush variety. They make cuddly keepsakes and won’t raise any eyebrows at the airport.
#1: Barnesville Potato Days, August 27-28, Barnesville, Minnesota
Folks with a soft spot for spuds can partake in everything from mashed potato sculpting, potato-peeling contests and potato-sack fashion shows at this annual celebration.
PROMOTION PICK: Potato scrubbers and peelers are a natural fit for this tater-loving bunch.