If you remember last year I posted about all the fun my family always has at the Old West Festival. The kids (and adults) always have such a blast, so this has definitely became a tradition for our family to attend this festival every year – and this year will be no exception!
My son and nephew are always excited to dress the part when we head out to the festival -(as you can see) even my Dad gets into it with them..in fact, we decided to have him locked up by the Sheriff last year!
For a small fee you can make a warrant out for the arrest of a friend or loved one – in this case our Dad – and they call out their name after the gun show.. and someone has to come bail them out before they can go home! We had a lot of fun planning this, and even more fun watching him get hauled off to jail! (don’t worry, the grandkids didn’t let him stay locked up very long!)
Besides the sheriff and the jail there is so many fun things to do -from carriage rides, gun shows, lots of great food (including rattlesnake chili), shopping, -and even digging for gold!
This year 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.
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 at a discounted rate in advance at www.oldwestfestival.com.
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.
This year you can get a discount on tickets just by pre-purchasing online – be sure to head over to the Old West Festival website, and also sign up for their newsletter so you always know all the great fun things that are going on in the Old West!