US Film Festival Guide

Think there are only a few good film festivals in the United States? Think again. Check out Travel Channel’s guide to the best up-and-coming film festivals nationwide.

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Adam Richman keeps it classy at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, FL, on his series Fandemonium. 960 1280

  

The Redneck Yacht Club

The Redneck Yacht Club

The Redneck Yacht Club is a year-round destination, where the biggest event by far is “Trucks Gone Wild.” More than 40,000 fanatics come out to watch giant, tricked-out 4x4s practice the hallowed tradition of “mudding.” 960 1280

  

Redneck Yacht Club

Redneck Yacht Club

Adam tries his hand at mudding in the Sota Boyz truck at the Redneck Yacht Club. 960 1280

  

Redneck Yacht Club

Redneck Yacht Club

The raucous party surrounding the Redneck Yacht Club goes on for days, filled with delicious food, generous amounts of drink and super-fans finding delightfully filthy ways to pass the time. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Adam happily marches through the Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie, TX, with a turkey leg in one hand and a drink in the other. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Adam gets a picture with the Celtic Troupe at the Scarborough Renaissance Faire, which attracts 200,000 people each season, making it one of the country’s largest. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

The food at the Scarborough Renaissance Faire is in a league of its own. A platter of funnel cake, Scottish eggs, turkey legs, corn and potatoes do a fine feast make. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Adam gets ready to light the crossing swords on fire at the Scarborough Renaissance Faire. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Scarborough Renaissance Faire

Adam gets into the spirit of the Scarborough Renaissance Faire. Many of the “Rennies” -- the fair’s performers -- travel from fair to fair like the minstrels of yore, living the Renaissance life year-round. 960 1280

  

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

Adam stands in awe before the “Redneck Taj Mahal” at the Daytona 500 in Daytona, FL. 960 1280

  

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is one of the largest tailgating events in the country, with the food to prove it. 960 1280

  

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

Diehard fans camp out for an entire week at the Daytona International Speedway before the big event. 960 1280

  

Daytona 500

Daytona 500

Adam gets the crowd going with his own Daytona-inspired, custom-built tailgating contraption. 960 1280

  

Arctic Man

Arctic Man

For most of the year, Paxson, AK, has a population of about 40. But for 4 days in April, it swells to 15,000 -- all to witness Artic Man, a race that involves a snowmobile pulling a skier down a hill at 90 miles per hour. 960 1280

  

Arctic Man

Arctic Man

Since lodging is scarce at Artic Man, the vast majority of the 15,000 extreme sports fanatics form an RV campout so wild and festive, it’s been called “Burning Man’s Cold Ass Brother.” 960 1280

  

Arctic Man

Arctic Man

Adam joins in the festivities at Artic Man by chopping wood. 960 1280

  

Arctic Man

Arctic Man

Adam meets 2 excited Arctic Man fans who are using the spirit of Hawaii to stay warm. It’s your guess as to whether or not this strategy works. 960 1280

  

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