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The Worlds Craziest Festivals

Everyone needs to have fun at some point. It just so happens that there are a few places around the world where having fun means being a little crazy and doing things just a few feet over the edge. If you are looking for something crazy to do, check out one of these world’s craziest festivals!

Cheese Rolling Festival, Cooper’s Hill, Gloucestershire, England

The first to reach the cheese will win the race but there’s a catch. The hill is so extremely steep, the cheese goes very fast, and there’s simply no way a person running down the steep hill can win the race and stay on their feet, so everybody in the race starts to tumble. In fact, the hill is so steep that you can’t help but tumble if you are running down it. So within seconds, everybody is tumbling!


La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets in exactly one hour.

Monkey Buffet Festival,Thailand

Organizers of the annual monkey buffet use more than 3,000 kg of fruits and vegetables for the festival.


The Onbashira festival (can be literally translated as “the honored pillars”) is reputed to have continued, uninterrupted, for 1200 years. The festival is held once every six years, however the locals may say “once in seven years,” because of the traditional Japanese custom of including the current year when counting a length of time.

Redneck Games, USA

The games themselves are down-and-dirty events like bobbing for pig’s feet, seed spitting, dumpster diving, hubcap hurling, bug zapping by spitball, an armpit serenade and a big-hair contest.


Every year at the end of February, the small northern Italian town of Ivrea comes under fruit attack during the Battle of the Oranges. Thousands come from far and wide to take part in the annual Carnevale di Ivrea, and it’s safe to say that no one leaves untouched by pulp.

Wife Carrying Competition, Finland

The original track in the rough terrain with fences, rocks and brooks has been altered to suit modern conditions. Rules to the championship include having fun and the wife being older than 17 years of age, with a minimum weight of 49kg.