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Rattlesnake Roundup

Summary: 
This event focused on eliminating the Rattlesnakes at a time when there are an abundance in the area.
Species or Focus: 
Diamondback Rattlesnake
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
Second weekend in March
Year started: 
61 years 5 hours ago
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Location

Sweetwater , TX
United States
Texas US
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Sitka Whalefest

Summary: 
The Sitka Whalefest is an educational event that seeks to spread awareness about the marine environment. This is done over a weekend when the tourist season is in full motion, concurrent with gray whale migration.
Species or Focus: 
Gray Whale
Month: 
November
Festival dates: 
First weekend in November
Year started: 
21 years 11 months ago
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Location

Sitka , AK
United States
Alaska US

Crane Watch

Species or Focus: 
Sandhill Crane
Month: 
February/April
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Location

Kearney , NE
United States
Nebraska US
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Buzzard Day

Summary: 
Buzzard day originated as a commemoration of the Turkey Vulture's return flight to the area and has now evolved into a festival.
Species or Focus: 
Turkey Vulture
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
First Sunday after March 15
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Location

Hinckley , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Bat Flight Breakfast

Summary: 
The event is focused on the time of year that the bats can be seen flying in masses from their cave at dusk for feeding time.
Species or Focus: 
Bat (Mexican Freetail)
Month: 
July/September
Festival dates: 
Second Thursday in August
Year started: 
62 years 5 hours ago
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Location

Carlsbad , NM
United States
New Mexico US
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Yangyang Salmon Festival

Summary: 
The festival relies on the schools of salmon swimming upstream and spawning. Recent changes have been documented on the salmon population and the need for salmon to live in sold water temperatures.
Species or Focus: 
Chum Salmon
Month: 
October/November
Year started: 
22 years 11 months ago
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Location

Yangyang
South Korea
KR
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Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest

Summary: 
The festival takes pride in the growing of pumpkins.
Species or Focus: 
Pumpkin
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 16
Year started: 
21 years 11 months ago
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Location

Prince Edward County , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Maple in the County

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the beginning of Spring as the sap flows from the trees and is ready to be harvested.
Species or Focus: 
Maple sap
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 27-28
Year started: 
17 years 11 months ago
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Location

Prince Edward County , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Louisiana Watermelon Festival

Summary: 
The festival celebrates summer with the watermelon season as its inspiration.
Species or Focus: 
Watermelon
Month: 
July
Year started: 
55 years 12 months ago
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Location

Farmerville , LA
United States
Louisiana US
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La Fête de la Carotte

Summary: 
The festival takes pride around the "carrot capital" and uses the carrot as its inspiration to celebrate.
Species or Focus: 
Carrot
Month: 
September
Year started: 
159 years 3 weeks ago
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Location

Croissy sur Seine
France
FR
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Rüeblimärt

Summary: 
The festival created a market based on the carrot.
Species or Focus: 
Carrot
Month: 
November
Year started: 
37 years 11 months ago
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Location

Aarau , AG
Switzerland
Aargau CH
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Glorious Garlic Festival

Summary: 
The festival is held when garlic is fresh and when farmers are ready to sell their stocks.
Species or Focus: 
Garlic
Month: 
July/August
Year started: 
26 years 11 months ago
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Location

Penn Yan , NY
United States
New York US
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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the abundance of garlic that is produced in the area and uses it as cause for celebration.
Species or Focus: 
Garlic
Month: 
July
Festival dates: 
July 23-25
Year started: 
39 years 12 months ago
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Location

Gilroy , CA
United States
California US
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Rice Harvest Festival

Summary: 
The festival focuses on the end of the harvest season and the harvest of the rice crops.
Species or Focus: 
Rice
Month: 
May/June
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Location

Bali
Indonesia
ID

Potato Days

Summary: 
The festival was created to honor the potato and is inspired by potato related activities during the potato season. The potato is an important industry to the area.
Species or Focus: 
Potato
Month: 
August/September
Year started: 
81 years 5 days ago
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Location

Baresville , MN
United States
Minnesota US
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Peanut Festival

Summary: 
The festival is celebrated to give recognition to the peanut growers and the peanut harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Peanut
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 16
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Location

Sylvester , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Peanut Festival

Summary: 
The festival is meant to highlight peanut farmers and is focused around the harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Peanut
Month: 
October/November
Festival dates: 
October 29-November 7
Year started: 
81 years 5 days ago
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Location

Dothan , AL
United States
Alabama US
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Fiesta Nacional del Olivio

Summary: 
The festival is in promotion of the olive industry and the harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Olive
Month: 
February
Year started: 
65 years 1 day ago
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Location

Cruz del Eje
Argentina
AR
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La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco

Summary: 
The fair is in recognition of the truffle and its cultural ties to the country/area.
Species or Focus: 
Truffle
Month: 
November
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Location

San Miniato , PI
Italy
Pisa IT

Penticton Peach Festival

Summary: 
The Penticton Peach Festival originated as a way to celebrate the peach harvest with various festivities.
Species or Focus: 
Peach
Month: 
August
Festival dates: 
August 4-8
Year started: 
72 years 3 days ago
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Location

Penticton , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
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Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the harvest of maple sap.
Species or Focus: 
Maple sap
Month: 
April
Festival dates: 
April 24
Year started: 
21 years 11 months ago
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Location

Powassan , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Zibelemärit

Summary: 
The event is a market that was created to have a main focus on the onion.
Species or Focus: 
Onion
Month: 
Novemer
Festival dates: 
November 22
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Location

Bern , BE
Switzerland
Bern CH
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Crop-Over

Summary: 
The festival celebrates the end of the sugar season.
Species or Focus: 
Sugar Cane
Month: 
May/August
Year started: 
44 years 12 months ago
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Location

Bridgetown , MIC
Barbados
Saint Michael BB
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National Festival of the Grape Harvest

Summary: 
The festival is focused on the grape and wine industry during the appropriate season for harvesting.
Species or Focus: 
Grape
Month: 
January/March
Year started: 
83 years 6 days ago
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Location

Mendoza
Argentina
AR
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Harvest Wine Fest and Grape Stomp

Summary: 
The festival celebrates the harvest of the grapes for wine.
Species or Focus: 
Grape (Wine)
Month: 
October
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Location

Falmouth , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA

Annapolis Valley Pumpkin Festival

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the fall harvest and season through various crops with pumpkins being the main focus.
Species or Focus: 
Pumpkin
Month: 
October
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Location

Annapolis Valley , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA

Bridgetown Ciderfest

Summary: 
The festival is a celebration of the apple harvest, part of which results in the creation of cider for the town.
Species or Focus: 
Apple
Month: 
September
Year started: 
35 years 11 months ago
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Location

Bridgetown , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA
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Forsythia Festival

Summary: 
The festival is in the image of the forsythia flower, a sign to the city that winter is over.
Species or Focus: 
Forsythia
Month: 
May
Year started: 
47 years 12 months ago
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Location

Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Forsythia Festival

Summary: 
The festival comes to life to bring in Spring during the blossoming of the Forsythia flowers.
Species or Focus: 
Forsythia
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 13-14
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Location

Forsyth , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the display of the begonia flowers, when over 600 of them in different varieties are in bloom.
Species or Focus: 
Begonia
Month: 
March/April
Festival dates: 
March 6-8
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Location

Ballarat , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
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