Manure Tossing in Wisconsin
(photo credit: Corey Taratuta)
In its 38th year, the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival draws a crowd of some 40,000 people, eager to launch dried cow manure paddies as far as they can throw. Yup…dried shit tossing. The current record in the Chip Chuckin’ competition is an impressive 248 ft, but contestants are encouraged to warm up their pitching arms and toss up a new record breaker. This annual feces-flinging fest takes place every Labor Day weekend in Prairie du Sac, a village half-an-hour’s drive from Madison. This year’s theme is Pirates of the Cowwibean with steel drum bands, the Cow Chip Classic 5k Run/Walk and a parade displaying a 13-foot animatronic Trojan Cow called Cowabunga. If sling poop is your kind of sport, head to Wisconsin next week.
Fore more weird festivals check out my article recently published on MSN Local
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