- Get your tickets at Walgreen’s beforehand. They are not dated. You save $3 each.
- Bring a lot of extra cash for the rides.
- If it’s your first time, try to go as early as possible. There are lots of shows to watch and rides to get on. You might go for two days if you are going alone and are really into the festival. With children, one day a yar should be good enough.
- A lot of people go there with costumes. You can let your children wear their favorite fairy, princess, pirate or hero costume. You can dress to the occasion as well.
- If you have little children come prepared with lunch and snacks. The food options are not very healthy.
- Bring your slings and sturdy strollers for smaller children.
Do remember where you park by row. Snap a picture with your phone or camera to help you remember.
Beautiful, pastel colored Thunderbirds, lined up.
First ride, Joust practice. This year, my son couldn’t get the ring. Oh, well!
My son’s favorite activity: Archery. We might have spent $20-25 on this one. ($5 a for a dozen arrows)
There is a petting farm for the little ones.
This tomato-throwing-in-return-of-insults game is my husband’s favorite. The guy is hilarious. He just kills it.
We learned the history of weapons. The sulfur smell from gun poweder was terrible though.
Watched the Joust Tournament again. Apparently, they have different shows at different times. They do not repeat the same show during the day.