What's one of the best things about the American spirit? Competition, of course! From around the heartland, join us at some very unusual contests including outhouse racing, wife-carrying, bobbing for pig's feet and more. These are competitions you won't find anywhere else but here, and they're all good, clean family fun!
The fun of regional festivals is that each one features activities, people, and vittles that are unique to that part of the country. Come along as we visit some very intriguing festivals, including The Rattlesnake Roundup in Texas, The Crawfish Festival in Louisiana, the Road Kill Cook-off at the Autumn Harvest Festival in West Virginia, and more. Find out why these annual events are so popular and why they are unlike any others.
Sometimes you've just got to get outside! And these Living Countryfied folks do that with a flair. From wrestling alligators in Orlando, to 4-wheeling in the Mojave Desert, to catching monster Oklahoma catfish -- with your hands, and more, this is where the action is. No inside voices necessary here. Find out why it's more fun for everyone Outdoors!
This will be more than you can chew! In a fun look at cook-offs from all around the country, the inner cowboy in all of us is released as genuine chuckwagon meals are prepared; "the best backyard chef" emerges at a steak cook-off; amateur bakers vie for "the best pie in America;" and everything comes up pecan from appetizers to deserts.
Thinking Chattanooga? You think Moon Pies of course. Savannah, Georgia? Pecan pies. Texas hill country? Apple pies - BIG ones naturally. A tour of regional snacks reveals some of your favorites, including peanuts from Memphis - dry-roasted and sure to please.
There's vacation, then there's VACATION. These are not your parent's getaways. An all-female dude ranch is the place to go for a group of ladies who learn to rope and ride. Fun and excitement on the river invigorate campers who try out whitewater rafting and flyfishing. Regular folks taking on bullriding, barrel racing, skeet shooting, and a cattle drive are also featured.
Whether it's pork, brisket, or chicken, when it's barbecued, it's good eating. Several western themed 'Que cook-off competitions and demonstrations are featured.
Mermaids, ostriches, a completely wacky and original drug store, and even a Peanut Tower are all real 'Spots-on-the-Map.' Unusual and out-of-the-way Americana attractions.
The St. Joe Pickle Festival, the Hot Dog Festival in Frankfort, Indiana, and the Kodiak, Alaska Crab Festival are among featured food festivals from around the country.
American hand-made objects and the uniquely talented artisans who make them are presented, with wood sculptures and metalwork featured.
All kinds of liquefied refreshment are on tap in this tour of what America throws down the hatch. Included are beer, bourbon, tea, and fan favorite Yoohoo.
A goose house, a cave home, a Camelot farmhouse, and a watertank conversion are included in this look Down Home.
The essence of tailgating is food and fun to get ready for the big event. Tailgates at college games and even an opera are visited.