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Mighty Mud Mania 2011

Posted By Guru4Travel on Jun 13, 2011 at 5:00AM

Princess Roxy sent me this link to Mighty Mud Mania in Scottsdale AZ, and if you're a fan of Crazy Festivals around the world, I wanted to share it with you. Sadly for those keen to attend, it was on June 11th... and will be happening next year too! Right now our nearest hotel is in Holbrook - where you can stay in the Wigwam Hotel.
"Mighty Mud Mania" began in 1976 as the "Shout It Out Decathlon," a promotional gimmick for Johnson's Wax "Shout" Spray pre-wash. The activity was held in Chaparral Park in Scottsdale and the Johnson's Wax Company provided 300 white t-shirts for the participants.
Johnson's dropped the program because Arizona mud was too tough for the pre-wash! However, the City of Scottsdale felt the activity was so successful, that the Parks and Recreation Division incorporated the event into the summer recreation program. Re-named "Mighty Mud Mania," the activity has been held since then as the culminating activity of all the Scottsdale Parks and Recreation summer programs. For more information click here

From Nettle Eating Championships to Cheese Rolling, I love to celebrate the slightly odd and frankly bizarre, so am always on the lookout for crazy events to participate in - and share with fellow fans of Unusual.

Please send me your suggestions of fun stuff to do around the world and I'll add them to our blog and share with UHOTW viewers. Send them to info@uhotw.com

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