Haven’t Gotten Enough Fish Eyeballs Lately? Hit the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, March 9-11

Held each year in Hokitika, a tiny city on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the Hokitika Wildfoods festival is a celebration of the local bushtucker. The emphasis is on novel, tasty, healthy bush food — but the organizers clearly encourage the slightly gross, as well, considering the inclusion of huhu grubs, fish eyeballs, and “dueling possums” (pictured) on the menu.

Of course, food and drink doesn’t wash down well without entertainment, so the organizers have invited everybody from roving blacksmiths to bands. In other words, you’ll be smiling broadly while stuffing your face with Deep Fried Grasshopper, Pigs Eyes in Mac-and-Cheese, Pickled Bugs, BBQ’ed Cow Udders, and Worm Sushi. Don’t worry: if you’ve got a delicate stomach, you can always opt for the Bunny Burgers.

[Via Travel Junkie]