2017 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show ~ Giveaway

Are you ready for spring?

I know that I am! I’m looking forward to warmer weather and spring flowers.

I’m not really good at personally tending to the flowers, but I’m glad that other people do a great job so that I can enjoy viewing them! It’s also fun to find new inspiration that might actually be doable too.

That’s where the 2017 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show comes in.

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The 2017 Cincinnati Auto Expo February 8-12 – Giveaway

The 2017 Cincinnati Auto Expo

Auto fans, it’s that time again for the 2017 Cincinnati Auto Show February 8-12. This is a great opportunity to compare vehicles from a variety of manufacturers, all under one roof. The exhibits this year will offer something for everyone, young and old.

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Christmas Saengerfest Returns December 2 & 3

Christmas Saengerfest Returns December 2 & 3

Christmas Saengerfest is back! This is the perfect event to get you in the holiday mood. I’ve enjoyed attending this 160 year old tradition over the past few years because the music and venues are absolutely gorgeous! You can read more reasons why to attend Saengerfest here.

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Find a Unique Gift at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market ~ Giveaway

Find a Unique Gift at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

The Holidays are right around the corner and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. This annual event has become something that I look forward to each year. I find unique gifts for others ….and a few for myself each year.

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Old West Fest Info and Giveaway

Old West Fest Info and Giveaway

Looking for a unique festival this fall?

The Old West Fest transports you back in time on a western themed adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

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So what is there to do at Old West Fest?

A one-of-a-kind- event in Ohio, The Old West Festival transports visitors to an authentic Dodge City Wild West town dating back to 1878. Guests can pan for gold, explore the authentic old west town, belly up to the Saloon and much more. 

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Drawing more than 20,000 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 gunfights, jailbreaks, delicious Old West food, drinks, and more. Period re-enactors will also be found walking the streets and performing the roles of cowboys, cowgirls, storeowners, residents, sheriffs, and of course, outlaws.

Other performers will be ‘round town as well. Magician Jason Jacobs will amaze, bewilder and astonish with magic and illusions during his daily shows at Long Branch Saloon, and world champion roper Rider Keisner will perform his signature gun slingin’, trick ropin’, whip crackin’ tricks. New in 2016, The Carnivale Gang will have visitors hootin’ and hollerin’ at their outrageous humor and outbursts of physical comedy as they tell fantastic tales of the west. Plus, folks can kick up some dust dancing to the musical stylings of two local bands, Gunpowder Creek and Raison D’Être.

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. New this year, children’s activities are INCLUDED in the Sidekick price of admission. Now, kids can enjoy UNLIMITED train rides, panning for gold, Santa Fe Slingshot, Beginner Bow and Arrow, and Lucky Levi’s Lasso.

They can also enjoy pony rides, an old-fashioned melodrama, educational and fun first-person narratives, and a horseback cowboy contest that takes place in the arena three times per day, where the folks of Dodge City settle their differences on horseback rather than with gunplay. The youngsters can also participate in historic games, and even cross the frontier in a covered wagon.

The Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays,

September 10 to October 16 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Themed weekends add to the experience of the Old West Festival and include

REACH Family Weekend (New this year) Sept. 10-11

Freedom Weekend (New this year – all firefighters, police, EMS and military members will enjoy free Sidekick admission with their public service ID) Sept. 17-18

America’s Pastime Weekend Sept. 24-25

Romance Weekend Oct. 1-2

Faith Weekend (New this year, featuring a special evening concert with My Brother’s Keeper) Oct. 8-9

Halloween Weekend Oct. 15-16

To celebrate the opening of another season, the Old West Festival presents REACH Family Weekend, sponsored by Reach Cincinnati Magazine. The weekend will be filled with giveaways and fun prizes. Plus, all paid admissions will be able to sign up for free admission for an upcoming festival weekend, too, valid during the 2016 season.

Tickets to the Old West Festival can be purchased online or at the door

Admission

Sidekick Admission $12.99

  • Shows
  • Children’s Train Rides*
  • Live Entertainment
  • Children’s Activities & Games

Deputy Admission

  • Shows
  • Children’s Train Rides*
  • Live Entertainment
  • Children’s Activities & Games
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks
    Only $2 More!

Sheriff Admission

  • Shows
  • Children’s Train Rides*
  • Live Entertainment
  • Children’s Activities & Games
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks
  • Souvenir Boot Mug
  • $1 off Draft Beer

Children tickets for kids age 3-12.

***Kids 2 and under are FREE;

*Horse and wagon rides not included.

No firearms, pets, or outside food/beverage allowed on grounds.

Parking is FREE; horse rides are not included.

The festival is held rain or shine.

 

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 I’m giving away 4 Sidekick Tickets to the Old West Fest!

 

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You can find out more about Old West Fest from their website. You can connect with the Old West Fest on facebook and twitter. 

 

The Old West Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32.

 

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for giveaway and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

What I Got Out of the BELONG Tour- $20 off Discount Code

The BELONG Tour

Thanks to the BELONG tour for sponsoring this post.

I attended the first ever BELONG Tour in Columbus, Ohio. Several of the speakers and artists on the tour lineup have made such an impact on me personally and I was really excited to hear from them in person.

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A Unique Fourth of July Parade You Need to Experience

A Unique Fourth of July Parade You Need to Experience

There are typically lots of options for traditional 4th of July parades in every community. My son and I discovered one that was unlike anything that we have ever been to in the Northside community of Cincinnati. The Northside Fourth of July Parade is truly a unique parade that celebrates creativity.

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