Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weird Summer Festivals by Victoria Roder

 Weird and Wacky Festival Activities     
     Hooray for summer with activities ranging from camping to visiting a water park.  Perhaps you enjoy boating, swimming, or hiking.  Would you choose a motorcycle ride or a bicycle ride?  How about attending local or out of state summer festivals? 

     There are plenty of festivals throughout the United States.  You can attend a small town kiddie carnival or The Burning Man art event that, with the growing attendance develops a temporary community in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada each year.  The Frozen Dead Guy Day in Nederland Colorado boasts a parade of hearses and coffin races, and don’t forget to enter the chicken dance contest at Mike the Headless Chicken Days in Fruita Colorado.

     Most festivals boast an eating contest.  Oklahoma State Fair has a fried okra eating contest and the Dallas Texas State Fair has a jalapeno eating contest.  Imagine stuffing yourself with pickles at Picklefest in Atkins Arkansas.  The grossest think I’ve ever personally watched is the brat eating contest at Sheboygan Bratwurst Days.  Without a drink of beer, the winner ate 58 brats in ten minutes.  I wouldn’t be able to do that without a little projectile vomiting.  Whatever summer activities you choose, I hope they find you safe and happy.  I would love to hear the name of your town festival, a unique activity, or an eating contest.  Please share!    

     In my Suspense Thriller: Bolt Action, sarcastic Detective Leslie Bolt enjoys summer activities of motorcycle riding and the sensual activity of paint drumming.  She is a gun hording, Harley riding, detective with as much insecurity as the rest us, except that she tries to mask it with a tough outer shell.  Leslie Bolt is forced to work a serial murder case with her ex-lover, and as the body count mounts she races to capture the “State Quarter Killer” before her sister is the next victim.  Bolt Action is available at Champagne Books buy link or      

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Victoria Roder said...

I'm thrilled to be on Dawn's site today. Since writing this post I received the good news that Bolt Action has been released in paperback! Here is the link

Rhobin said...

As in Sheboygan, MI? Hmmm, my neck of the woods, sort of. I think there is a festival or two for every weekend in MI, most of them a little weird. The one I want to get to is the Renaissance Fair. It's not weird not, but when it first started out, it certainly was. Don't we all love the weird and unusual?

Victoria Roder said...

Brat days is in Sheboygan, WI. I've always wanted to go to the Renaissance Fair in MN.

Ciara Gold said...

Too funny about all the festivals. Most of the ones around us involve eating. Chili Fest, The Pickle Run, and Kolache fest to name a few. And then there's Buda where they have weiner dog races. Too funny.

Your books sounds great, btw.


Victoria Roder said...

The weiner dog races is a new one to me! Thanks for sharing,

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