Easter Hat parade

More Wacky Festivals

(Dillsboro, N.C. is having its Easter Hat parade today)

I knew this would happen. And I’m really happy about it.

People keep sending emails with the subject line “Heh! You forgot….” in response to my Wacky Festivals slide-show on msnbc.com this week.   Here are a couple that showed up yesterday.

“I am disappointed you missed the Heeney, Colorado, World Famous Tick Festival, held during the second weekend of June each year.”

“You should have Sauk City Wisconsin on your list…the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival.”

And we all just missed Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, CO! “One of the wackiest festivals that celebrates a cryogenically frozen man that has been in a Tuff Shed for over 12 years. They hold coffin races and frozen salmon toss-off.”

(song written & performed by Sister Merry Harmony; discovered on Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce website.)

All wonderful! Thanks, everyone. I could – and maybe should? – start an entirely new website, or a book, to gather up all the offbeat festivals in North America alone.  But right now, I’ve got to get started on tomorrow’s Souvenir Sunday feature.  You’ll be tickled when you see what a Stuck at the Airport fan found!