The Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region has no shortage of festivals, and whenever my family attends a festival we have a great time. If I had to choose our favorite festival though it would be the Old West Festival. It is a treasured fall family tradition for us! We dig out bandanas & cowboy hats and make the drive to Williamsburg, Ohio for a day spent in the old west. For me going to this festival feels like I’m stepping into one of my favorite books as a child…Little House on the Prairie. My kids love the cowboys and bandits feel of the festival, while I love watching all the characters stroll around “Dodge City”.
At the Old West Festival we nosh on Walking Tacos and Kettle Corn while sipping Root Beer and then after snacks the kids mine gold, take covered wagon rides, try their hand at archery, get their laughs in with the Pickled Brothers Circus, flirt with the pretty can-can dancers, get deputized by the sheriff, ride the train & the horses, watch magic shows, listen to music, witness gun fights in the street and MORE! It’s so much fun! We always spend the better part of the day at this festival when we go (and then stop at Jungle Jim’s International Market on the way home). Thanks to our friends at the Old West Festival we’ll be heading back again this fall AND I have FOUR tickets to give away to ONE lucky winner! Check out all the details below about the festival and then read on for directions on how to enter to win!
Grab your cowboy boots and mosey on over to the eighth annual Old West Festival. The western-themed festival rolls back in town for another season of boot stompin’ family fun on weekends – Saturday, September 12 through October 18, 2015. Located at its permanent site, just 15 minutes from I-275, east of Cincinnati, the Old West Festival transports visitors back in time to a historic American era, the Wild West.
Themed weekends add to the experience of the Old West Festival and include Western Film Weekend Sept. 12-13; Romance Weekend Sept. 19-20; America’s Pastime Weekend Sept. 26-27; Steampunk Weekend Oct. 3-4; OctoBEERfest Weekend Oct. 10-11; and Halloween Weekend Oct. 17-18.
To celebrate the opening of another season, the Old West Festival presents Western Film Weekend. Iconic scenes of cowboys riding into the sunset, saloon brawls and gunfights have shaped our idea of the Wild West. Guests will enjoy screenings from classic movies, experience a lively panel discussion and meet the cast and crew from Revelation Trail, a western film shot on the grounds of the Old West Festival.
The Old West Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays, September 12 to October 18 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.
DISCOUNT TICKETS :: For the first time the Old West Festival is offering a discount on ticket prices if you order in advance online! www.OldWestFestival.com
To see some pictures from our past visits see the Old West Festival Archives!
OLD WEST FESTIVAL TICKET GIVEAWAY ::
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED…Congrats to Amy B!
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 SIX chances to win!!!
THE FINE PRINT :: The winner will be chosen (randomly) on Monday, August 17th at 8pm. I will email the winner and announce their name on the little things Facebook page. Winners have 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn.
How to Enter:
2. Check out The Little Things Blog & Old West Festival on Facebook, and then leave a comment below telling me that you did so.
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!