Attend a festival and you’re sure to come home with stories to share; music, circus acts, local food and all the arts and artisans you can shake a rain stick at. But, rather than saving all your tales for your return, now you can regale friends and family while you’re still there, thanks to Rogers U.S. Roaming Internet Rate.
The U.S. Roaming Internet Rate from Rogers is only $7.99/day* for up to 50 MB, allowing you to send more emails and post more photos and updates to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as you travel. That’s nearly 1,000 emails or 128 photos or 200 Web pages per day!1 And you don’t have to pre-purchase anything before you travel. Just start surfing.** But don’t forget to turn data roaming on – most new devices are defaulted to off. (Check yur device settings or options menu for more information.)
Now, on with the festivities:
Barnesville, Minn., Aug. 23–24
The U.S. Roaming Internet Rate will come in handy when you want to snap and send a photo via Instagram of the Mashed Potato Wrestling competition that takes place at this annual event. Held in one of the biggest potato-producing regions of the U.S., the two-day festival also includes the Miss Tater Tot contest, mashed-potato sculpting and a potato-sack fashion show. And what would a food festival be without lots to eat? Pay particular attention to the potato cook-off and French-fry feed. Arrive hungry.
Peru, Ind., July 13–20
Acrobats, clowns, tightrope walkers, rides, food, a parade – the Circus City Festival is all about the Big Top. For a week every year, the circus capital of the world (Peru was the one-time winter holdover for several world-famous circuses) plays host to sure-to-amaze performances by the Peru Amateur Circus, a talented team of seven to 21 year olds. Visit the Circus Museum to learn the history of the Big Top, and post pictures of the floats, wild animals and old circus wagons in the parade.
Clute, Tex., July 25–27
You wouldn’t think these pesky insects would be worth celebrating but, for three days in Texas every year, mosquitoes are honoured with a festival of their own. The event has everything you’d expect of a small-town fair, including homemade food, rides and musical acts, but there are also a few unique events you’ll want to tweet about immediately: the Mosquito Legs contest, Mosquito Calling Contest and Skeeter Beaters Baby Crawling Contest, which are all sure to have you smiling. Let’s just hope the bugs don’t bite!
Black Rock Desert, Nev., Aug. 26 – Sept. 2
A week-long experience attended by more than 50 thousand people – many returning every year – Burning Man is nearly impossible to describe. Amid a temporary city of theme camps and art installations, a community of participants drive mobile sculptures, perform music, dress up in costumes, barter and give gifts, and generally experiment in having fun in bizarre and fantastical ways. You’ll want to upload as many photos as possible to that Facebook album using the Rogers Roaming Plan – otherwise, how else to prove to your friends that you saw a fire-breathing dragon-shaped Viking ship?
Sherwood, Ore., July 19–20
Don your tights and feathered cap and head to the Robin Hood Festival in Old Town Sherwood. Catch the international archery tournament, medieval re-enactments, swordplay and plenty of music and dance performances, as well as the knighting ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have been of service in the community. Don’t miss the castle-building contest or community parade either, and if you’re lucky, you may just catch a glimpse of Maid Marian’s Court, Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
*Taxes extra. Rate available while roaming in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) for data usage within a 24-hour period starting with the first byte of usage and subject to change without notice. If usage exceeds the initial 50 MB within that 24-hour period, additional charges of $7.99 will apply for access to each incremental 50 MB during the same 24-hour period. Subject to Rogers Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy.
**Customers in Québec and Newfoundland who subscribed to a fixed-term agreement with Rogers (between June 30, 2010 and May 7, 2013 for Québec customers, and between September 27, 2012 and May 7, 2013 for Newfoundland customers) must complete a one-time set-up to subscribe to this pay-per-use rate. Text TRAVEL to 7626 or visit rogers.com/m/dus and follow the prompts. © 2013 Rogers Communications.
1Intended as estimates only. The download/upload frequency and size of photos, videos, Web pages, file attachments, applications, and other data usage varies widely and could result in data usage exceeding allotment.