My best friend is getting married and I am planning a bachelor party. This friend is an odd guy in the very best way. He laughs uncontrollably at the mere sight of a manatee and he is prone to go hiking in the nude. Previously, he visited the World Beard and Mustache Championship in Carson City, Nevada, and had the time of his life. I am looking for a similar event on the East Coast - something offbeat, a gathering of characters, something... weird.
Any festivals or other events during the warm-weather months in the Northeast, within a reasonable drive from New York City?