According to a NY Times article, the World Wife-Carrying Championships is July 2-4 in Finland. Yes, I typed correctly, wife-carrying. The husbands carry their wives for 250 yards through a land and water course. And the winner received the wifes weight in beer. Apparently the Estonians have won more than anyone else and the event is incredibly popular.
Sounds like a redneck sport to me. It's good to know there's rednecks everywhere in this world and not only hiding out in Plant City, Lakeland and Pinellas Park Florida.