Adam Richman travels to Daytona, FL, to join 200,000 passionate NASCAR fans for the 55th annual Daytona 500 and to experience their ingenious tailgating and culinary creations firsthand. The Daytona Infield is divided into 6 unique campgrounds, and diehard fans camp out for an entire week before the big event. Adam dives deep into Tent City, where he encounters superfans, delicious local food, wacky races and even a dance club. The fans of Daytona welcome Adam into their campsites, so he creates something outrageous to share with them and thank them for their hospitality.
Adam Richman heads to the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, FL, to experience how fans of an off-road motorsport called mudding celebrate their passion. In operation since 2008, the Redneck Yacht Club holds as many as 6 marquee events a year. This weekend is the biggest of them all: "Trucks Gone Wild,” with everything from mud wrestling and mind-blowing 4x4s to hardcore barbecue. Adam gathers the fans that have shared so much with him and returns the favor with a crazy tailgating contraption of his own.
Adam braves the bitter Alaskan cold to meet the fans of Tesoro Arctic Man, a wild weeklong celebration of snow sports and tailgating held more than 100 miles from civilization in the tiny town of Paxson, AK. Adam discovers amazing snow machines, tries local Alaskan fare and comes nose-to-nose with one of the craziest dishes he’s ever seen.
Adam visits the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX, where he travels back in time to meets one of the most imaginative fan bases out there. In fact, "renn fest" fans don’t just celebrate their love for the renaissance for one weekend -- it’s a 24/7 obsession. Adam tries classic renaissance foods including turkey legs and steak on a stake, finds out what a Dragon Rider is, and trains for knighthood.
Adam returns to Louisville, KY, for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, and he gets the chance to experience it like never before. The fans have turned this historic 2-minute race into a weeklong, citywide celebration complete with raucous parties, tasty and inventive foods and, of course, the most outrageous hats.
Adam Richman heads to Tennessee for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, where the competitors have taken their love of pig to extreme heights with ingenious smokers, elaborate booths and, of course, award-winning barbecue. Attracting over 250 teams each year to compete in 12 different categories, Memphis in May is one of the largest and most prestigious barbecue competitions in the world.
Adam heads to The Brickyard in Indianapolis for the ingenious tailgate inventions, creative race-themed food and die-hard fans of the Indy 500. Since the first running of the race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become the largest single-day sporting event in the world, attracting a staggering 600,000 fanatical race fans. And with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's numerous camping and parking lots, its tailgating scene is equally rowdy and massive.
Adam heads to Laconia Bike Week in New Hampshire to celebrate its 90th anniversary, making it the oldest and one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world. Around 200,000 bikers flock to the small 15,000-person town of Laconia, NH, for a massive weeklong celebration complete with crazy custom motorcycles, extreme boat tailgating and bikini-clad babes.
Adam heads to Manchester, TN, to check out one of the best music festivals in the country: Bonnaroo. Starting in 2002, Bonnaroo has become a giant on the music scene, attracting the biggest names in music and the greatest food in Tennessee.
Adam heads to Manhattan, KS, to take part in one of the largest parties in the Midwest: Country Stampede. From checking out unique tailgates to finding the best in fan ingenuity, Adam is on a quest to discover how these superfans have fun at one of the biggest country music festivals in America.
Adam Richman makes a trip to Calgary, Alberta, to witness "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," better known as the Calgary Stampede. Each each over a million fans come to the Calgary Stampede for 10 days of rodeos, concerts and agricultural competitions.
Adam celebrates France’s Bastille Day and Spain’s San Fermin festival in New Orleans. He participates in the "running of the bulls," eats European-inspired grilled cheese and sees a smoke-breathing bull float.
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