America's wacky festivals

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Some people will dream up any excuse for a party. Case in point: the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif, which crowns a Miss Gilroy Garlic every year. (Her friends just call her the Garlic Queen, we bet.)

Here's a roundup of many upcoming wacky festivals, as reported by online editor Kate Appleton. In case you find our festival roundup hard to believe, we also whipped up a festival slide show. (Yes, Chandler, Ariz., really does have an Ostrich Festival!)

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