More than 5,000 people turn out for the Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin, Ga., in July. This festival, known as a “mecca for mullets,’’ features a watermelon seed-spitting contest, redneck horseshoes using toilet seats instead of horseshoes, an armpit serenade challenge, and a mud pit belly flop contest, when contestants plunge into a pool of water mixed with Georgia red clay to see who can splash the most viewers.
“It started as a spinoff of the 1996 Olympic Games,’’ in Atlanta, says Larry Drew, East Dublin city administrator. “We all thought it would just fizzle out after a few years, but it’s been going on for 16 years now.’’
You’ll have a chance to sample rattlesnake, alligator kabob, funnel cake, and other “redneck fare.’’