Memphis invites in hundreds of teams from around the world to compete for the top pig cooking prizes. In between sampling the entries, you can enjoy live music and dancing as well as the Hog Calling Contest and the Ms. Piggy Contest.
This Barbeque Cooking Contest is actually part of May’s month-long series of events promoting Memphis' cultural heritage. In between bites of succulent pork barbecue, you may want to take the twenty minute drive over to Graceland for a tour of Elvis Presley's famous home.
We did things that we would normally do on our time off, like weekends. We went to the mall, we went out to eat, worked out in the fitness center, and on the last night, we even watched two movies in our hotel room.
The San Antonio Riverwalk was an especially nice experience and we enjoyed seeing the famous Alamo. I think that because we weren't in our own home, these activities took on a very vacation-like experience. If someone is looking for a relaxing, yet inexpensive weekend getaway, I would definitely recommend vacations like this.
I feel like our experience was a great example of not having to spend a lot of cash to escape to an exotic location to have a great time! It also allows someone the ability to explore their own city through new eyes. - Kari from TX
Millions of dollars in prize money and endorsements are at stake. There are ten rodeo performances each year and the tickets go fast. Don’t wait until the last minute. These events feature both cowboys and cowgirls in seven main events – bull riding, bareback riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and saddle-bronc riding. Even if you are not a die-hard rodeo fan, this Las Vegas Rodeo sounds like a heck of a lot of fun.
Many successful films and producers have gotten their big break from this world-class film festival. The Sundance Film Festival is held every year during a ten day period that starts on the third Thursday of January.
Get away for a few days, watch some 200 great films, take in one of the live music shows, see if you can spot some celebrities and get in some skiing. After all, Park City is a very popular ski destination.
They all dress up in Victorian period costumes and party as they salute the literature and culture of nineteenth-century England. This may sound a little "out there" but the Dickens on the Strand is actually one of the state’s top wintertime events.
Most of the fun takes place in Galveston’s The Strand National Historic Landmark District. There are parades, costumed street musician and vendors with tasty goods. Holiday decorations are everywhere. This is just an all-around great family style good time getaway.
The Fiesta de Santa Fe is kicked off with the burning of Old Man Gloom. A forty foot tall puppet called Zozobra is set afire in the city’s central plaza symbolizing the banishment of gloom and negativity. Other highlights include a Children’s Pet Parade, the Historical, Hysterical Parade and the Fiesta Ball. Santa Fe is a center for art and culture with over 150 art galleries and museums. The city is also popular in the Southwest for its excellent food which highlights the Anglo, Native American and Spanish cuisine.