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Hazleton Funfest
A Local Legacy

Does your town have an annual festival, just for fun? Hazleton, Pennsylvania, does.

Every year since 1979 the town has had a "Super Weekend" filled with parades, contests and food. Originally held only for one day and called "Funfest," the event was expanded into a weekend celebration in 1986. One of the festival's activities is a pizza-eating contest; contestants have to stuff themselves with cold pizza (a local specialty)! For people who don't want to eat pizza, there are other contests, like the Funfest Bed Rally and the first Fireman's Competition. Individuals may also enter their barbecued chicken wings in the "Wings Cook-Off." Or perhaps some young man is brave enough to enter Hazleton's Hunk Contest: the winner is declared the cutest guy in Hazleton!

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