Taking place in November, on the second Saturday after Halloween, it involves 26 tonnes of carved turnips being paraded around the village of Richterswil on Lake Zurich.
The event is free with more than exhibits and activities to enjoy, as well as the chance to chat with scientists.
Carving starts three days before and by the afternoon of the 23rd, the Zocalo main square is packed with contestants and carvings. Such experiences with food will make you wonder why people from different parts of the world have different food habits.
No one is completely certain how this event originated. That way, you can even go skiing in the middle of summer, at least for four days in February at this off festival that takes place every two years.
The Battle of Oranges — Ivrea, Italy February Every year, the people of Ivrea split into teams and recreate the revolt against the king, but with a fruity twist — instead of weapons, they use oranges!
World Bog Snorkelling Championships — Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales August Armed with snorkels and fins, people from all over the world come to see how fast they can complete a yard course through a peat bog.
Home to the world's largest mushroom, Crystal Falls, Michigancelebrates it with the Humongus Fungus Festival for three days every August. Traditional battered fish and chips is served with tomato salsa and a glass of Chianti.
Even Willy Wonka would be impressed by the passion and surreal scenes at this Spanish town, in the province of Barcelona, as it becomes a colourful battlefield with locals, visitors and sweets filling the streets. And you guessed it right!