Slug Festival

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Here’s some slug trivia for you. Slugs have been around since the dinosaurs. The wet Olympic coast is home to 23 species of slugs. They have two tentacles, one for seeing and the other for feeling. Because their tentacles movie independently, they can see in two directions at once. Slugs have 27,000 teeth and eat their weight everyday. It would take more than 9 hours for a slug to finish a 100-yard dash. That’s why the organizers of the annual Slug Festival held every July no longer hold slug races....

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Moon Amtrak

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

This has to rank among the wackiest event to ever have originated in a bar. Moon Amtrak draws hundreds people to a chain link fence between the Mugs Away Saloon and the railroad tracks on the second Saturday in July. Otherwise respectable people then do something they normally wouldn’t dream of doing – they drop their drawers and “moon” the two-dozen passenger trains that pass by that day. When it gets dark they moon by flashlight and by lanterns hung on the fence, hundreds of bare buns...

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Hairy Chest, Legs and Beard Contest

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

These annual July events are part of Fairbanks’ Golden Days. The weekend celebrates Fairbanks’ rich gold-mining history and the late Felix Pedro, who was the first person to strike gold in Fairbanks. Since most miners were of the scraggly, unkempt persuasion, there’s a Hairy Chest, Hairy Legs, Best Beard and Best Mustache contest. There’s also a rubber duck race on the Chena River. $20,000 worth of prize money is given away throughout the weekend. Warning! You better watch your P’s...

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BagelFest

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Mattoon is the home of marvelous Murray Lender, whose local Lender’s Bagels factory employs most of the town. So you can see why in Mattoon there is no God but the Murray man and his bread of heaven. Since 1986, Murray has hosted BagelFest every July. It’s a weekend-long event dedicated to the almighty. Some 40,000 people show up for Murray’s largest free bagel breakfast in the world and woof down 70,000 bagels. For the 10th Anniversary of BagelFest, Murray set out to make the world’s...

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The Granada Theatre

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Manager's Recommendations | 0 comments

The Granada Theatre

The Granada Theatre, located at 207 E. Holland Avenue in Alpine, Texas, is the Big Bend area’s premier event center. This classic Alpine movie house was extensively renovated to create a state of the art Performance and Events Center serving the Alpine community and the Trans Pecos Region. The Granada’s current incarnation encompasses not only music and theatrical performance but also provides a facility for community and private events. The Theatre complex offers several different configurations which can...

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