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American Festivals Project

In this country there's a festival for just about everything. Of course there's Mardi Gras, the Fourth of July and Bonnaroo. But there's also the Wooly Worm Festival, the Middle of Nowhere Celebration and the National Hobo Convention. For 14 months, photographers Ross McDermott and Andrew Owen, with the help of a National Geographic Young Explorer's Grant, have been traveling the country to find and document America's most obscure celebrations.

This documentary undertaking, aptly titled The American Festivals Project, has taken Owen and McDermott literally all over the country. They've blogged the whole thing and put their photos on Flickr. I could write more... but you should really just check out their Web site.

Ross McDermott and Andrew Owens of the American Festivals Project. hide caption

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For 14 months, photographers Ross McDermott and Andrew Owen have been traveling the country to find and document America's most obscure festivals.