The Old West Festival Giveaway is now closed…congrats to our winner, the PumpkinLady!  And I hope you all come back and check out the blog in the future…we’ll have more fun giveaways and more tasty recipes coming your way!
PS…if you didn’t win tickets be sure to “Like” The Old West Festival page on facebook, they are always sharing specials & deals and advertising giveaways, so try your luck with them! 

It’s that time of year again…time to step back in time with a trip to the Old West Festival.  I am excited to partner with the sheriffs over at Old West Festival to give one very special reader a FREE family four pack of tickets to the festival.
If you are sitting there scratching your head wondering what the festival is, let me quote their press release to tell you more:
Strap on your boots and mosey on out to a place where scenes out of a John Wayne western come alive as the Old West Festival returns to its permanent site just 15 minutes from I-275, east of Cincinnati. The fourth annual Old West Festival – running weekends September 10 to October 9 – transports visitors back in time to a Dodge City Wild West town circa 1878.  The Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-WEST-FES (1-866-937-8337). Old West Festival is also on Twitter and Facebook.

While you are there you can experience a covered wagon ride, drink sarsaparilla, watch the cancan dancers, see a gun-fight re-enacted, listen to old timey music, visit the general store or the old fashioned candy shop, participate in a costume contest, pan for gold, ride ponies, see the Pickled Brothers Circus, and much much more!  I cannot wait to take the kids.  We missed out on all the fun last year because of a very busy fall, so we’ve been looking forward to this all year.

And you can take the family for FREE if you win this contest!  (If you don’t happen to win though, the tickets are very affordable!)

Here’s the deal – I have one family four pack of tickets to give away to one lucky winner.  Each person can enter TWICE (see details below).  BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.  I announce the winner here on this post, but I will also attempt to email you if you leave contact information.  The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, August 31st at 2pm using

How to Enter:
1.  For your first entry, leave a comment telling me why your family wants to win these tickets.
2.  For a bonus entry, tell your friends about this contest and “LIKE” Old West Festival & the little things blog on facebook.  Leave a 2nd comment below telling me that you did these things, and that will be your bonus entry.

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!