Liberal, KS, hosts one side of the International Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race. The other half, which I attended about 15 years ago, is in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. That race has been run since the 1400s, and the Kansas end since 1950. Housewives of the town race a certain distance carrying (or flipping) a pancake in a skillet. Dignitaries from England come to Kansas and vice-versa. It's quite the event.