And The Promotional Items To Go Along With Them
Trip Advisor compiled a list of America’s top five warm-weather festivals and competitions that are both fun and a little out there. We've selected the promotional items that would mesh perfectly with these summertime shenanigans. Strap on your logoed goggles; we’re diving in.
No. 5: National Tom Sawyer Days, July 1-4, Hannibal, Mississippi
This annual celebration of the works of Mark Twain includes events pulled straight from the pages of Twain tales. Product pick: Paintbrushes and smocks for contestants who partake in the fence-painting competition a la The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
No. 4: Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 31, Heber Springs, Arkansas
Participants craft boats from corrugated cardboard and race them through a 200-yard course. Product pick: Boat Stress Reliever. Because, really, 200 yards is a long way for waterlogged cardboard to travel.
No. 3: The Wayne Chicken Show, July 9-11, Wayne, Nebraska
This three-day fowl-fest includes the world’s largest chicken dance, the best chicken legs competition and a hot-wing eating contest. Product pick: Rubber chickens. Although chances are this crowd probably already has a few of these.
No. 2: 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 tater celebration. Product pick: Potato peelers are a natural fit for this spud-loving bunch.
No. 1: 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 eight-foot track of beach. Product pick: Crabs of the plush variety. They truly make cuddly keepsakes and won’t raise any eyebrows at the airport.