Wackiest US Festivals

A Burning Man! UFOs! Spam! Garlic! There's no telling what you'll experience at the country's wackiest festivals.

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Photo By: Roswell UFO Festival

Photo By: Roswell UFO Festival

Photo By: Roswell UFO Festival

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Photo By: TJ Hall

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Photo By: Bill Strange

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Held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Burning Man Festival is an “anything goes” event that’s been described as Mad Max meets Woodstock. The festival starts the last Monday in August and ends on the first Monday in September.

Painted faces and peculiar, life-sized creatures of another dimension roam at the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico.

For 4 days each summer, aliens are glorified in Roswell.

Thousands of people make the trek to Roswell for haunted houses, parades and alien disc golf.

You'll find the World's Largest Moon Pie at the RC and Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle, TN.

Who cuts and serves the world's largest Moon Pie? The king, queen and knights of the Moon Pie Round.

Each July, Gilroy, CA, celebrates its pride and joy at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

The epicenter of the garlic festival is Gourmet Alley, where pyro chefs entertain bystanders.

Spamarama in Austin, TX, pays homage to everyone's favorite meat in a can.

Another name for Spamarama? The Pandemonious Potted Pork Festival.