GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted February
    4th, 2017




    Happy Camper Blog



    There are so
    many fun festivals across the U.S. and one of the best things about them is
    that they offer great entertainment, great food and great times all in one
    place. Here are a few popular festivals for you to consider as you plan your
    next camping adventure.


    Milwaukee, WI

    June 29-July 3, 2016 and July 5-10,

    Billed as the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest spans 11
    days and features over 1,000 performances on 11 stages. Performers range from
    emerging talent and local favorites to some of the music industry’s hottest
    stars. The list of big names slated to perform this year includes Tim McGraw,
    Def Leppard, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, Luke Bryan,
    Blake Shelton and Selena Gomez. More than 45 food vendors will be on hand,
    and since it takes place in Milwaukee, you can be sure there will be plenty
    of cold beer to enjoy, too.


    Maine Lobster

    Rockland, ME

    August 3-7, 2016

    Now in its 69th year, the Maine Lobster Festival is described as
    “five days of food and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine.” That
    feasting includes an impressive 20,000 pounds of lobster accompanied by more
    than 1,700 pounds of butter. There’s also a sea goddess coronation, a parade,
    entertainment, The Great Lobster Crate Race, a road race, fun run and walk,
    arts and crafts, cooking contests and more. Proceeds benefit the local



    Seattle, WA

    September 2-4, 2016

    One of Seattle’s largest cultural events, Bumbershoot draws
    thousands of people from across the country to celebrate the arts through
    live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance and more. Plenty of
    food vendors will also be on hand to help keep the crowd’s energy high. As
    for the name? Bumbershoot is a humorous term for umbrella, and was derived
    from a combination of the words “umbrella” and “parachute.”


    Bacon Fest

    Easton, PA

    November 5-6, 2016

    What’s not to love about a festival that celebrates bacon? This
    annual event, held in eastern Pennsylvania, draws more than 50,000 attendees
    who can check out more than 100 vendors and over 20 musical acts on eight
    stages. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, well-behaved, bacon-loving dogs are
    welcome to attend. You can even buy them a bandana at the Bacon Boutique. PA
    Bacon Fest runs concurrently with the Easton Farmers’ Market, the oldest,
    continuously-operating open-air market in the country.