byBridgett Raffenberg The Old West Festival is underway and we have tickets to giveaway! Load the family into the wagon and head on out to Old West Fest. Dodge City is all set up in Williamsburg. The permanent old west town is educational and fun for the entire family. Store fronts include antique, western-themed and hand-made crafts. Period interpreters walk the streets, posing for photos or saying howdy. Cold beer, sarsaparilla, soft drinks food served throughout the town. Young ‘uns can pan for gold; participate in a family sing-along to period music like ‘Coming Round the Mountain’; and even get sworn in as deputies, that is if they take the official oath. It they choose, they’ll travel the frontier in covered wagons, on ponies or horses; riding the 19th century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline, or visiting the pioneer village. Historically accurate shows include melodramas, saloon shows, magic, storytelling and can can dancers. A variety of musical acts will be on stage throughout the day…and much more. There are stunt and comedy gun fight reenactments by Carnivale and the Frontier Justice Rangers daily. High noon marks the first gunfight of the day. Check out their daily schedule here. This year’s event will include a new arena show featuring Mickey Gaines as legendary Bass Reeves. Born to slave parents in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, Reeves was the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River, and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history. This show will be part history lesson, part crowd interaction and a whole lot of
fancy and fast riding for the whole family to enjoy. The Festival will also introduce a new Escape Room that will provide clues for players to crack a safe, elude the Sheriff and pull off a heist or walk to the gallows! *The Escape Room ticket cost is $50 for one group of 2-8 people, and sold separately from general admission tickets. Upcoming Theme Weekends include:
September 8 – October 14, 2018 | Saturdays & Sundays | 10am – 6pm
Ticket prices (2018): Adults, $12.99; Children 3-12 , $9.99 For the 2018 season, your admission includes: Live Stage Shows, Comedy and Stunt Gunfights, Children’s Activities and Games, Children’s Train Rides, Live Music, and Parking
We have two admission tickets for Old West Festival to give away! Congrats to our winner – Jessica Turner. Jessica, watch for an email from me soon. ; Giveaway Details: Contest ends on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at 9pm. You must complete the form in order to enter to win. No purchase is necessary and anyone is eligible to win. Winners will be contacted via email. Winner has 24 hours to claim the prize and respond with an address. Winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org. No purchase necessary. This giveaway originates in Ohio. We opened the giveaway on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. One (1) winners will receive two tickets for Old West Festival (good through the end of their season, 2018). The winner will be posted here by Friday, Sept. 28. This is sponsored by 365Cincinnati.com and our address is P.O. Box 15334, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. Tickets were donated by Old West Festival.