Welcome, dear reader, to a world of weird and wonderful events and gatherings held around the world. From the Great Gathering of Kyles in Texas to the Naked Pumpkin Run in Colorado, you will be amazed at the strange and unique events that people come up with. We have compiled a list of thirteen of the most peculiar events and gatherings that you can find around the globe. 

From the Lions Beer Can Regatta in Darwin, Australia to the Small Foods Party in Baltimore, Maryland, you’ll be surprised at the lengths people will go to in order to have a good time. We’ve also included some of the more traditional events, like the Scottish Gathering and Highland Games in Texas and the Cheese Rolling at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire, England. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the weird and wonderful world of events and gatherings held around the world. We hope you enjoy the ride!

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Texas’ annual Scottish extravaganza: Kilt-clad knees and all.

BIZARRE EVENTS A MASSIVE SCOTTISH GAMES EVENT (IN TEXAS) Every year, Salado hosts the biggest SCOTTISH GATHERING AND HIGHLAND GAMES in Texas. It includes a bunch of fun activities like the calling of the clans, a tartan dinner, and bagpiping competition. Plus, there's a contest to find the bonniest knees! CRACKED

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"Dream Machines" race in Port Townsend since 1983.

BIZARRE EVENTS ONU P ROLL AUTOCANOE RACING STRANGE SCULPTURES The annual Port Townsend BAY KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE is a race of human-powered vehicles made out of all sorts of materials. The organizers call them kinetically inspired dream machines. It's one of the oldest races of its kind in the U.S. CRACKED

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