Thursday, August 23, 2012

Old West Festival 2012 :: GIVEAWAY

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!  Congrats to Diana Powers who said ...
My sister and I want to take our families and our dad to the Old West Festival this year for his birthday. There are so many things I think that both we would enjoy, as well as the kids. A day out with our families would be so fun!

 Diana, you have 48 hours to email me at Katie(at)Cards-by-Katie.com to claim your prize!  Everyone else, stay tuned, there's another awesome Crayola giveaway headed your way next week!!!

It's that time of year again...time to don your spurs & ten gallon hats and mosey on up to Williamsburg, Ohio for the Old West Festival.  My children are beside themselves with glee that we get to go again this year.  When the tickets arrived in the mail yesterday Sam practically danced with joy.  We went last year and the kids had a blast.  There is so much to see & do in this authentic old west town.  Stepping through the gates you are no longer on the outskirts of Cincinnati in the year 2012, but instead you step right back in time to the wild wild west.  My kids loved snacking on Kettle Corn while watching the horse shows, seeing gun fights in the middle of town, panning for gold, watching the shows (especially the lovely can-can dancers!), riding horses, and getting sworn in as deputies.  It was a memorable day.

Here's all the details about the Old West Festival:

Dates & Times:                             
September 8 to October 7, 2012         
Saturdays & Sundays only                  
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Rain or shine)  
 Location:  1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd. Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 (just off U.S. Rt. 32, near Greater Cincinnati)
Cost:  $12 adults        
$6 kids ages 6 to 12        
Kids 5 and under are FREE         
Parking is FREE

2012 Highlights:
  • New saloon show starring Rider Kiesner!
  • Learn to play Faro and Chuck-a-luck!
  • The Pickled Brothers Circus returns!
  • Theme weekends are back! Cowboy Charity Weekend Sept. 8-9; Steam Punk Weekend Sept. 15-16; Native American Weekend Sept. 22-23; Old West Cinema Weekend Sept. 29-30; America’s Pastime Weekend October 6-7
  • Rodeo Drill Teams and new riding shows at the Cowboy Capital Corral!
Entertainment:
·         Magic by Professor Faris
·         1870s Western Traveling Medicine Show by the Mockingbird Theatre
·         Gun fight re-enactments and trick shooting by the Big Irons Gunfighters
·         1800s period music performed on the Dodge House Stage and the Chisholm Trail Stage
·         Vintage dancing
·         Old-fashioned melodramas performed daily
·         Cowboy Church Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Cowboy poetry and prairie readings
 For Kids:
  • At 10:15 a.m. each day, kids can be sworn in by the cowboys as a deputy
  • Locomotive, covered wagon, horse and pony rides
  • Games and panning for gold
  • Daily puppet shows, magic shows and sing-a-longs
  • Photos with their favorite cowboy or other strolling historic interpreters
  • Learn about life as a cowhand twice daily from demonstrations and hands-on activities by Fred Shaw. Kids can even try their hand at roping real steer!
 Other Attractions:
  • Historically accurate store fronts include a dance hall, clothing store and western-themed souvenirs
  • All patrons can dress up in historic clothing and have their photos taken in the photo emporium
  • Great food and drink in the Long Branch Saloon, Wright and Beverly’s Restaurant and around town
  • Old west and western-themed crafts such as pottery, brooms, walking sticks, baskets, wood carvings, leather products, hand knitted items, cowboy hats and other paraphernalia available for purchase

And I'm excited to announce that I have a Family Four Pack of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!!!  The contest is easy, and you have FIVE chances to win!!!
 BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.  The winner will be announced here on the blog, and on the little things blog Facebook page. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 30th at 2pm using Random.org.

How to Enter:
1.  For your first entry, leave a comment telling me why your family wants to win these tickets.
2. "Like" The Little Things Blog & Old West Festival on Facebook, and then leave a comment below telling me that you did so.
3.  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook, and be sure to tag "the little things blog" and "Old West Festival" in your post!  Leave a comment telling me you shared.
4.  Tweet about the giveaway!  Make sure you add @LittleThingsMom in your tweet!  And then comment below telling me you did so.
5.  Follow along...sign up for Email Notifications (upper right hand corner of this blog) and then leave a comment telling me you did so.  Or if you follow along another way then tell me that.

Best of Luck!!!  See you in the old west!



Disclaimer - My family received tickets to go to the Old West Festival along with the tickets I was given for the giveaway.  Thanks to our friends at OWF!
 

28 comments:

Johanna Krumer said...

My daughter is 9 she loves the Old West Festival, her grandfather took her when she was about 6 & 7. He got really sick and recently passed away. She wanted to go last year but we could not afford the trip because we are a family of 6 with a set of twins that takes up most of our funds. I would love to go with my family in memory of my father. It would mean a lot to our family! I have picture of them at West Fest but I do not know how to load them!

Dianna Powers said...

My sister and I want to take our families and our dad to the Old West Festival this year for his birthday. There are so many things I think that both we would enjoy, as well as the kids. A day out with our families would be so fun!

Dianna Powers said...

I "liked" The Little Things Blog & Old West Festival on Facebook!

Dianna Powers said...

I shared the Old West Fest giveaway with friends on Facebook!

Dianna Powers said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

Dianna Powers said...

I signed up for email notifications!

Sara C. said...

My family has never been to the Old West Festival and would love the opportunity with winning FREE tickets.

Sara C. said...

I "Like" The Little Things Blog & Old West Festival on Facebook.

Sara C. said...

I signed up for email notications.

Ryshel said...

My daughters birthday is in Sept. and she would love to go to this!

Amy West said...

My son loves everything cowboy! He would love to go to this festival

Amy West said...

I shared this on my facebook page

jamilynn said...

I have never heard of the Old West Festival until I saw the giveaway the other day. I would LOVE this! I love everything western!

jamilynn said...

I like the little things blog & Old West Festival on Facebook!

jamilynn said...
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jamilynn said...

i signed up for the emails.

Nicole Sheppard said...

My kids would love the Old West Festival!

Nicole Sheppard said...

I signed up for email notifications.

Anonymous said...

My NEPHEW WOULD LOVE THIS! HIS DAD IS A SHERIF AND HE WOULD LOVE TO BE SWORN IN AS ONE ALSO! HE'S 3!

MELISSA PETRI
PETRIGUNN.MA@PG.COM

Anonymous said...

i'VE SIGNED UP FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER!
MELISSA PETRI
PETRIGUNN.MA@PG.COM

amy barber said...

My daughter is into being a cowgirl, especially after winning her cowgirl hat at a carnival. They would love to go to the old west festival

amy barber said...

liked the little things and old west festival on facebook

amy barber said...

i tweeted the giveaway

amy barber said...

signed up for the newsletter

amy barber said...

shared the giveaway with friends

Joan Thamann said...

I have three boys who LOVE cowboys and the Old West. It would be a blast to see their faces light up watching the "real" cowboys!

Joan Thamann said...

Like you on FB!

Joan Thamann said...

Shared the contest with my FB friends.