Old West Festival 2015 GIVEAWAY

Old+West+Boots sliderAre you ready for Fall?  Not yet?  Me neither.
BUT, I am ready for the Old West Festival!  And, if summer has to end, there’s no better way to kick off Fall than by watching a rootin’ tootin’ gun fight (re-enacted of course), drinking some rootbeer, and dusting off my cowboy boots.

This year marks the 8th annual Old West Festival and I’m super excited. As usual, there are theme weekends:

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
Halloween Weekend Oct. 17-18

One of the things I love about this festival is that it is a permanent display! This town is up all year round and is open for visitors September 12th Old+West+Horsesthrough October 18th, weekends only. The festival is located just 15 minutes from I-275, East of Cincinnati.

Here’s more about the festival:

Drawing more than twenty thousand visitors each fall, the permanent old west town is home to everything you would expect to see in Dodge City circa 1878. Attendees will enjoy historically accurate medicine and saloon shows, can-can dancers, gunfights, jailbreaks, and more. Period reenactors will also be found walking the streets and performing the roles of cowboys, cowgirls, storeowners, residents, and of course, outlaws.

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

Other performers will be ‘round town as well. Magician Jason Jacobs will amaze, bewilder and astonish with his magical flare and the Pickled Brothers will shock with their mind-boggling performances. Trick rider Abigail Petersen will impress audiences with her horsemanship and daring stunts, while visitors to the Long Branch Saloon will enjoy shows by world champion roper Rider Keisner, and folks will 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 A&A Express train, take a pony ride, and even cross the frontier in a covered wagon.

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.

ENTER TO WIN!!!

Old West Festival Cincinnati

Sound like fun?  Want to win tickets?  Well, you are in luck.  The Old West Festival has graciously given I’m Living the Good Life 4 tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.  You can enter four times, and here’s how:

Entry #1:  Check out I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook

Entry #2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (tag #GoodLifeBlog and #OldWestFest)

Entry #3:  Check out Old West Festival on Facebook

Entry #4:  Leave a comment telling me your favorite Old West character.

LEAVE A COMMENT below (on this post) for each entry.  You must be 18 to enter.  Please leave your email in your comment.  The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  Another winner will be chosen if the winner does not respond in 48 hours. The winner will be randomly drawn and posted to Facebook on Tuesday August 18th.

 This is a wonderful family fun event, and a great tradition to start with YOUR family!  Event times and ticket prices are as follows:

  • $12 for adults
  • $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 FOR A DISCOUNT!

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.

Disclosure: I was given complementary tickets for this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

Old West Festival *Giveaway* CLOSED

It’s Old West FeOld+West+Horsesstival time again and this year promises to be better than ever!

This giveaway is now closed!  Congrats Theresa, winner of the family four pack of tickets!

My family goes to the Old West Festival every year and we love it.

This year there are so many new acts, buildings and cool activities that we are even more excited to put on our cowboy boots and head to Williamsburg to catch the fun!

 

This is the 7th year of the Old West Festival, running Saturdays & Sundays – September 6 – October 12th. The festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year on its permanent site located about 15 minutes from I-275, just east of Cincinnati.

 

This year get ready to visit:

  • The Dodge House:  This was Dodge City’s first hotel!  Guests won’t be staying here this time, but you can catch musical acts on the front porch through out the day!
  • Beatty and Kelley’s Restaurant: Sit down and enjoy a cold beverage and watch a puppet show, cowboy poetry or a family sing-a-long.
  • The Union Church: Sit down and enjoy some poetry or story telling.
  • Chisholm Stage Trail: Listen to period music and catch a magic act!
  • Longbranch Saloon: See if you can catch a gun fight in front of the saloon!
  • Mockingbird Theatre Company: Hear wild stories about how medicine was discovered, listen to some banjo tunes and songs or hear the comedic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • The Cowboy Capital Corral: Watch the Old West Festival’s Circus Riding Show
  • Gun fights!

Sound like fun?  Want to win tickets?  Well, you are in luck.  The Old West Festival has graciously given I’m Living the Good Life 4 tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.  You can enter four times, and here’s how:

Entry #1:  Check out I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook

Entry #2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (tag #GoodLifeBlog and #OldWestFest)

Entry #3:  Check out Old West Festival on Facebook

Entry #4:  Leave a comment telling me your favorite Old West character.

LEAVE A COMMENT below (on this post) for each entry.  You must be 18 to enter.  Please leave your email in your comment.  The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  Another winner will be chosen if the winner does not respond in 48 hours. The winner will be randomly drawn and posted to Facebook on Sunday September 14th.

 

Want to go ahead and buy tickets?  I have a DISCOUNT CODE for you!

Save $2 on adult admission and $1 on children’s admission when using code YEEHAW14 at checkout.  This is a 17% savings on admission…a great deal!

The Old West Festival returns Saturdays and Sundays, September 6 to October 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32. Cost to attend is $12 general admission; $6 for children ages 6 to 12; and children under 5 are free. Parking is FREE. Visit www.oldwestfestival.com to learn more or call 1-866-WEST-FEST (1-866-937-8337) with questions.

Good Luck!
Disclosure:  The Old West Festival has provided my family with tickets to this event in exchange for this giveaway!  Please know that, as always, all reviews and opinions posted are 100% my own.

Old West Festival 2013 *Giveaway*

Are you ready for Fall?  Not yet?  Me neither. 
 
BUT, I am ready for the Old West Festival!  And, if summer has to end, there’s no better way to kick off Fall than by watching a rootin’ tootin’ gun fight (re-enacted of course), drinking some rootbeer, and dusting off my cowboy boots.


                                   

We went to the Old West Festival last year and had a blast.  We watched a horse riding show, got deputized, rode a covered wagon, collected wooden nickels and cowboyed up to the saloon for a rootbeer.  Middle Child and I got to wear our cowboy boots and meander around the historically accurate old west town. 

 

This year the Old West Festival runs from September 7 to October 6 and is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd. in Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 (just off U.S. Rt. 32, near Greater Cincinnati). 

They are open Saturdays and Sundays only!  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Rain or shine).

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6 to 12.  Kids 5 and under are FREE.  Parking is FREE. 

 
This year get ready to:
 
  • Watch The Pickled Brothers Circus
  • Let the kids become deputies
  • Enjoy a magic show
  • Check out a re-enacted gun fight
  • And more!!
Theme weekends are back:
  • Sept 7-8 Cowboy Hero Weekend (first 1,000 kids receive a free cowboy hat!  Active and Retired Military receive a $5 discount with military ID)
  • September 14-15 Native American Weekend
  • September 21-22 Steampunk Weekend
  • September 28-29 Villians Weekend (the first 1,000 children under the age of 12 receive a free bandana)
  • October 5-6 America’s Pastime Weekend –Watch the history of The Cincinnati Reds come to life through live, old-fashioned baseball games.
 
Sound like fun?  Want to win tickets?  Well, you are in luck.  The Old West Festival has graciously given I’m Living the Good Life 4 tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.  You can enter four times, and here’s how:

Entry #1:  Check out I’m Living the Good Life on Facebook


Entry #2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest

Entry #3:  Check out Old West Festival on Facebook

 
Entry #4:  Leave a comment telling me your favorite type of Old West character.

LEAVE A COMMENT below (on this post) for each entry.  You must be 18 to enter.  Please leave your email in your comment.  The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  Another winner will be chosen if the winner does not respond in 48 hours. 

The winner will be picked using www.random.org on Thursday September 12th at 10:00pm. 

Good Luck!
Disclosure:  The Old West Festival has provided my family with tickets to this event in exchange for this giveaway!  Please know that, as always, all reviews and opinions posted are 100% my own.

Old West Festival–GIVEAWAY!–CLOSED

This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to Will kykayakguy for winning 4 free tickets to the Old West Festival!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  Please stayed tuned for other giveaways, menu ideas, recipes and stories about my life that will surely amuse you.  If you did not win tickets here, check out the Old West Festival’s facebook page for discounts and giveaways.  And, watch I’m Living the Good Life on facebook for other blogs featuring giveways to the festival.


Howdy partner!  How would you like to step back in time and experience a Dodge City gun fight on the dusty roads of…….Ohio?   After the gun fight, you could mosey on down to the Longbranch Saloon for a cold beer or a sarsparilla and then go panning for gold. 

Yes, you read that right.  Just 15 minutes from I-275, east of Cincinnati, there is a permanent old west town full of cowboys, gunfighters, cancan dancers and more.  Come join them Saturdays and Sundays September 10th thru October 9th.  I am happy to be partnering with the Old West Festival to offer one lucky reader a FREE FOUR PACK of  tickets to this fantastic festival.  Children under 5 are free.

“Visitors will be stepping back in history to a time when famous lawmen like Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp reigned, where gamblers such as Doc Holiday played faro and Boothill was a place you didn’t want to be at the end of the night.”  http://www.oldwestfestival.com/

At the Old West Festival there are costume contests daily, gun fight re-enactments as well as antique, western-themed and hand-made crafts.  Youngsters can pan for gold or be sworn in as deputies before catching a ride on 19th century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline.

DETAILS:  There are two ways to enter to win this family 4 pack of tickets.   With each entry, please leave your email address.  A winner will be chosen using http://www.random.org/ at 10:00pm on Wednesday August 31, 2011 and posted on this site.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 

HOW TO ENTER:  You may enter this contest TWICE!  Here is how:
1)  Leave a comment below (with your email address) telling me who you would be if you could go back in time to an old west town.  Cowboy?  Outlaw?  Saloon owner?  Hey, I know there are some entrepreneurs out there!
2)  “Like” BOTH the Old West Festival on facebook AND I’m Living the Good Life on facebook and leave me one comment that you did this.

Make sure you leave an email address with both of your entries!

Disclaimer:  My family and I received tickets to the Old West Festval along with tickets for this giveaway.  Thank you Old West Festival!