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Visiting Shows and Events on Your Travels

In addition to the wonders of the natural environment and the many fascinating locations to visit when you’re on vacation, there’s another kind of attraction you should consider including in your itinerary. Wherever you go, there will be shows and events of various kinds going on in the area, and as you wouldn’t normally be close enough to attend, it’s a great opportunity to experience things you wouldn’t have the chance to otherwise. When you’re planning your trip, have a look at what will be taking place in your location during your stay.

Sporting events

Every sports event is unique, and they always have an exciting vibe. You could book tickets to see a ball game, where you would be able to see teams you may not have seen before in new venues. If the team you support isn’t local to you, why not book your vacation close to their home ground? Or you could go to the races, which is a splendid day out whether you’re interested in the animals or not. Motorsports of various kinds take place all over the world, so you could watch a Formula One Grand Prix in Australia, or a round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica for instance.


Agricultural shows are commonplace during the summer months, and they are an attraction that never gets boring. In addition to the demonstrations and exhibits on show during the event, there will be local arts and crafts on display, plenty of opportunities for shopping, and some delicious local catering. If you like your vehicles, there are some very big car and truck shows on, catering for all tastes from supercars to classics. The big truck shows can be very exciting, and are usually a hit with the kids. As well as being able to look at all sorts of different kinds of trucks, there will be truck races, and demonstrations such as the dancing diggers. There will always be a temptation to spend your money at these events, and you’ll even find things like day cab trucks for sale at the shows, so give yourself a budget and try to stick to it!


Art galleries, libraries, and museums often have special traveling exhibits loaned from other institutions, that are displayed for a few months before being returned. Many of these exhibits are brought in from great distances, and in some instances from overseas. This could be a chance to see some beautiful artifacts, books, or paintings, that wouldn’t normally be available to you. There are also local art and craft events where you can find all sorts of unusual items that you wouldn’t see at home.

It’s always worth finding out what will be taking place in the area where you will be traveling to, because you never know what treasures you will uncover. You can, of course, plan your trip around a specific event as well. For example, if your favorite performer was playing a big event and you wanted to go, but it was a fair distance away, book your vacation in that area and make the concert a part of your trip.

Victoria Brewood

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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