What’s more unpleasant than 100-degree heat and oppressive humidity? In that middle, being slowly eaten alive by mosquitoes! What is the best way to overcome all this? Get yourself the most DEET that your doctor prescribes take a break from longneck beers, then go for the annual Mosquito festival located in Clute, TX!
Address: Clute, TX
Dates The 23rd of July rd from July 23rd to 25 the
The Biggest Closest Cities: Galveston, Houston, San Antonio
The star of the show The show: Mosquitoes
Events BBQ cook-off, Fajita cook-off Mosquito Calling Contest, Bingo, “Mosquito Chase” 5k fun-run, horseshoe pitching competition
Pageantry“Mr. or Mrs. “Mosquito Legs”
Duration: Eight Days
music: Country, Tex-Mex, Southern Rock
What is the reason people in Texas decide to pick to wait until July middle to host an outdoor celebration of a massive scale? It’s probably the same reason that Minnesotans pick in the midpoint of January for fishing! Americans are tough people and we’re not people to be defeated by the heat or freezing cold. Furthermore, where will you get better barbecue or better Fajitas or more fresh flour tortillas as “Small town” Texas, hmm?
The next question you’ll be asked is, “Where on earth is Clute?” That’s an easy one. Clute is situated just off the southwestern part of the Houston “sprawl.” If your company is in Houston then you’ll have no excuse to miss this Mosquito Festival. This is the perfect opportunity to get the first cowboy hat you own to protect your eyes from the heat. Put on a pair of shorts, a slack-looking cotton shirt, and throw some horseshoes in the company of the locals. If you decide to stay inside your hotel and have the temperature set at 62 degrees, you’ll be embarrassed… You will feel shame, I guarantee it!