· Austin, Texas
Warm up your vocal chords for a screaming contest and practice building forts for their popsicle stick building contest; it's Austin's Scoop Festival, celebrating all things ice crea. For more info, check out our story on the event here.
· New York City
The Fringe Festival is back in town, and starting today you can see some of the Big Apple's best off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theatre for as little as $15 a show. We're old pros at this, so we recommend checking our list of the best bets for the festival here.
Actually taking place in the town of West Point, Iowa's huge Shuckfest 2009 focuses not only on eating corn, but also on shucking it, growing it, and named a beauty queen of it. Throw in the horsehoe-tossing contests and some carnival rides, and we're totally down. Find out more in our original story on the event here.