Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 Old West Festival {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

For our family the coming of Fall means one thing...time to don your spurs and chaps and mosey on up to Williamsburg, Ohio for the Old West Festival.  We have gone to the OWF for the past two years, and we wouldn't miss it again for the world!  This is the 6th year the festival has run, and each year I see many of the same great vendors and events/activities, but then each year I notice that they are adding NEW things as well.  
  There is so much to see & do in this authentic old west town, you could easily spend an entire day wandering around or even go more than once in the season!  Stepping through the gates you are no longer on the outskirts of Cincinnati in the year 2013, but instead you step right back in time to the wild wild west of 1878 in Dodge City. 

Here's what we like to do in Dodge City ::
First we stop by to see the sheriff to get deputized (yes, my youngest is wearing a Yoda hat in these pictures....)


We also like to spend some time watching the horseback shows.  Fascinating!


And of course we love the root beer!


And it's just not a visit to the Old West Festival if we don't get to see a gun fight in the street!  Yes, there's a few dead bodies in this picture.


And for the older generation, they sure do serve been in cups shaped like boots.  


The kids also love the horse back rides.


And there's plenty of music and entertainment going on throughout the entire festival to keep the whole family entertained.  While I prefer the music, my boys love the can-can girls ;)

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

The Old West Festival will also be abuzz with period music. Attendees can enjoy the sounds of the 1800’s with music from Gunpowder Creek, Bob Ford and The Ragamuffins, as well as Raison d’Etre, a trio mixing traditional folk songs with a capella swing tunes and Shaker hymns.



Other performers will be about town as well. Magician Jason Jacobs will amaze, bewilder and astonish with his magical flare and the Pickle Brothers will shock with their mind-boggling performances. Visitors to the Long Branch Saloon will enjoy shows by world champion roper Rider Keisner, and folks’ll no doubt get a “kick” out of Miss Melody Star and her Hurdy Gurdy Dancing Girls.


And what would the old west be without a good ole’ fashioned gunfight? Back by popular demand, four times daily starting at high noon, the Big Irons Rangers return with their gunfight re-enactments and trick shooting. In between shows they, and other period interpreters, will be walking the grounds to meet visitors and pose for photos.


The Old West Festival is a grand time for the young’ins, too. At 10:15 a.m. daily, the kiddies can get sworn in as town deputies. They can also enjoy old-timey puppet and magic shows, storytelling and sing-a-longs. The youngsters can also participate in historic games, pan for gold, take a ride on the Double A Express train, take a pony ride, and even cross the frontier in a covered wagon.


Theme weekends add to the experience of the Old West Festival and include Cowboy Hero Weekend Sept. 7-8; Native American Weekend Sept. 14-15; Steam Punk Weekend Sept. 21-22; Villains Weekend Sept. 28-29 and America’s Pastime Weekend October 5-6.


Tickets to the Old West Festival can be purchased for $12, $6 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under admitted for free. Parking is free and the festival will be held, rain or shine. Tickets are available in advance at www.oldwestfestival.com. Discount tickets are available by visiting the Eastgate location of Jungle Jims.



The Old West Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays, September 7 to October 6 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32. For more information, visit www.oldwestfestival.com.



OLD WEST FESTIVAL TICKET GIVEAWAY :: 
This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to Jennifer Collins, you won the family four pack of tickets!  You have 24 hours to contact me at Katie(at)Cards-by-Katie(dot)com to claim your prize or another winner will be drawn!
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!!!
The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, August 27th at 2pm using Random.org.   The winner will be announced here on the blog, and on the little things blog Facebook page. If you leave your email address I will ATTEMPT to contact you!  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen.

How to Enter:
1.  For your first entry, leave a comment telling me why your family wants to win these tickets.
The following entries are optional BONUS entries!
2. Check out  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 & @oldwestfestival in your tweet!  And then comment below telling me you did so.
5.  Follow along...sign up for Email Newsletters for this blog (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!

66 comments:

shauna said...

We took my nephew a couple of years ago, and he hasn't stopped talking about it :) He has already asked us if we're going this year, so he would be very excited if I won :)

shauna said...

I've already liked Little Things blog on facebook, and I just checked out Old West Festival on there.

shauna said...

I just subscribed to the mailing list.

Linda s. said...

I would love to win these tickets! I've never been and I've always wanted to go.
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Linda S. said...

I checked out the Facebook pages.
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Linda S. said...

I'm a newsletter subscriber.
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Joan T. said...

I have four boys who are cowboy fanatics! They would love this!

Joan T. said...

Like The Little Things and Old West on FB.

jamie said...

We went last year , LOVED it! Would love to take my daughter again.

jamie said...

I am a fan of the old west festival and the little things on facebook.

jamie said...

I shared on Facebook

jamie said...

I tweeted! @jamilynn17

Anonymous said...

I took my 2 boys last year, but my wife didn't get to go.I would love for us all to go as a family.

jamie said...

I am an email subscriber :) Thanks for the giveaway.

amy barber said...

already a fan of little things and old west festival on facebook

amy barber said...

Shared on facbook

amy barber said...

shared on twitter @amy32300

raisingegggatherers said...

We enjoy going to Old West Fest also! We have been the last 2 years also, my oldest plays cowboys for weeks afterwards.:D

amy barber said...

We took our son there a few years ago before he has surgery but could not stay long. He loved it and I would love a chance to take him back and spend the whole day there this time

raisingegggatherers said...

I checked out your FB page and am always checking Old West's FB page. ;)

amy barber said...

already subscribed to newsletter

raisingegggatherers said...

I shared your giveaway.

T.D.D said...

I have never been to the festival, have always wanted to go, just never got there yet.

Beth Harrison said...

We have been wanting to go for the past few years and just have not been able to! Would love to take my family.

Anonymous said...

My grandchildren would love this! If I win I can take them.
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Anonymous said...

I "like" The Little Things Blog and The Old West Festival on Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook. I am not sure how to tag you in it.

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lisa love said...

I would love to win the tickets for my family. Most of my family is from Wyoming so we love the idea of a Western Festival, like something from Deadwood itself in Ohio!! Last year we discovered there was this Western Festival online from friends on FB. We were so excited to be able to go to it in 2013 and feel a little closer to home. This year we were unable to go to Wyoming because my husband got laid off his job and I had a baby a few months ago. We would love to win the tickets because with no income we wouldn't be able to visit the Festival any other way. If you pick my family we would be so honored and grateful. hope4time@aol.com

lisa love said...

checked out The little things blog and Old west festival on Facebook

Samantha W said...

I would love to win these for my son. We have never been, but I think that he would really enjoy this
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Samantha W said...

I like Little Things on fb and I checked Old west on fb
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Samantha W said...

I am a newsletter subscriber
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Mackensie said...

My 6 year old is into westerns and the Lone Ranger. I'd love to win these tickets.

Mackensie said...

I had been following the Old West Festival and now have liked the Little Things Blog FB page. My family is in Dayton, but we'd come down to Cincy for fun events! Thanks!

Jennifer Collins said...

I have joined your mailing list.

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Jennifer Collins said...

We went a few years ago and really had a great time. Unfortunately we went on the last day and were only able spend a few hours there. Most of the shops were gone and not many of the shows were left to watch. I would be fantastic to be able to go and enjoy a full day and not feel rushed around to take everything in before it closes.

Thank you

Jennifer Collins said...

I shared your page on facebook

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Jennifer Collins said...

I have added The Little Things and The Old West Fest on Facebook.

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Kathy said...

My son would love this! He loved Guntown Mountain near Mammoth Cave, and this looks so much bigger and better. I plan to go anyway, but sure would be nice to win tickets, then we could take a friend along

Kathy said...

I already like you on FB, and will also like OWF

Kathy said...

Subscribed to mailing list

Kathy said...

Shared on FB!

ginaliberal said...

Joey would love this

Amber said...

I would love to win this for my family, me and my son weren't able to go last year when our other family went! Would be a great experience!

Amber said...

I liked The Little Things Blog on facebook!

Amber said...

I liked Old West Festival on Facebook

Amber said...

shared on facebook!

Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Amber said...

I signed up for your newsletter :-)

Unknown said...

Last year at the Old Wild West Festival I had my hubby put in the Wild West Jail for standing me up at the altar (all in fun...the money goes to charity)! NOW I need to win tickets so I can go back and post his BAIL and get him OUT of jail. Smiles!!

Deborah said...

Last year at the Old Wild West Festival I had my hubby put in the Wild West Jail for standing me up at the altar (all in fun...the money goes to charity)! NOW I need to win tickets so I can go back and post his BAIL and get him OUT of jail. Smiles!!

Shirley S. said...

I shared your information.
We would really enjoy going to the Old Wild West Festival. It would be a great weekend trip for our family. From all the information I read, it looks like you have a lot of activities. Hope I win!!

Cristy R. said...

We've never been so we would love to go and check out the train rides!
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Cristy R. said...

Tweeted!
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Cristy R. said...

Check both sites out on FB!
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Email subscriber!
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Kellie E. said...

We've never been and are excited to "go west."

Kellie E. said...

I like both on FB.

Kellie E. said...

I receive your newsletter.

Billie Fetz said...

We won tickets last year to attend the Old West Festival but were unable to go due to an unexpected lung cancer diagnoses and surgery. Surgery went well and now we would REALLY love to win some tickets and attend this year! Billie Fetz merlin37111333@cs.com

Billie Fetz said...

I checked out the Old West on Face book.

Anonymous said...

I would love to take my family to the Old West Festival! I'm not sure who would be more excited, my two boys ages 5 and 6 or my husband!
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Anonymous said...

I checked out The Little Things and The Old West Festival on Facebook
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Anonymous said...

Shared on fb! And tagged the Old West Festival and The Little Things
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Anonymous said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

I receive your newsletters!
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