Village celebrations are, as I said earlier, Much more enjoyable than the big "sponsored" dog and pony shows. The tourism Authority here in Thailand likes to blame the ignorance of tourists for the degradation of tourist sites. But no one has caused the deterioration of these festivals more than TAT. Overcrowded cities without the infrastructure to service huge crowds become inundated along with price gouging, events that start more than an hour late, eventually drive away tourists and lead to bad PR.
Anyway the video below was filmed a fey years ago and remains a village event enjoyed by all. Hope you enjoy the video, just as I have over the years.