Ostrich Festival

Ostrich Festival

Ostrich Festival

The 30th Annual Ostrich Festival


What are the dates of Ostrich Festival?

The Ostrich Festival is open March 10-12, 2017 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, Ariz.

Are there any prohibited items?

The following items are prohibited from the Ostrich Festival:

  • Outside food or drinks
  • Fireworks
  • Video cameras and cameras longer than 12 inches (includes body, lens & filter)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Radio
    Controlled Model Aircraft/Drones. (Strictly prohibited on park property)
  • Coolers and hard containers
  • Pets (except assistive animals)
  • Skates, skateboards, skate-shoes, all cycles, hover-boards and Segways.
  • Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)

Where is the Ostrich Festival located?

The Ostrich Festival is located at Tumbleweed Park 


What time is the festival open?

Friday, March 10: 2 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday, March 11: 10 a.m. – Midnight

Sunday, March 12: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

What are the admission prices?

General Admission Pricing:
Adults – $10
Seniors (55+) and Child (5-12 years of age) – $7
Children under 5 – FREE

VIP Ticket*- Adult: $50

VIP Ticket* – Child (5-12): $30

*Includes VIP Tent access, (1) Meal, (3) drink tickets

Are cameras, drones and GoPros allowed?

Professional photo and video equipment of any kind is not allowed on festival grounds. This includes but is not limited to professional photo and video cameras, drones, GoPros, etc.

How much is group admission?

To receive information regarding group rates and admission, please call (480) 588-8497.

Can I bring outside food/drink to the festival?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the festival. Exceptions will be made for medical needs.

Are tickets refundable?

Ticket purchases are final and are non-refundable.

Where are nursing mothers allowed to breastfeed?

The Ostrich Festival is family friendly and encourages mothers to breastfeed anywhere on our property they feel comfortable.

How much is parking?

Cars – $5
Motorcycle – $3

Are rides free?

Ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased for an additional fee at the festival.

Ride tickets can be purchased at the festival for $1 each, 25 tickets for $23, and 80 tickets for $70.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be available for purchase at Valley Fry’s Food locations for $27, or for $30 at the festival.

Are there any safety measures for children ?

Child safety check-in booths are located near each entrance. Children will receive a wristband with their parents phone numbers. Should they be separated from their parents, children will be taken to the Child Safety Pick-up located near the first aid tent.

What is a Fast Pass?

A Fast Pass can be purchased at the festival for $30 and includes expedited entry to the Ostrich Arena (first come, first served) Forever in Your Mind & Hatchimals Meet & Greets as well as  to the following rides: 

Adult Rides

  • Giant Wheel
  • Century Wheel
  • Vertigo
  • 1001 Nachts
  • Fireball
  • Inversion

Kid Rides

  • Spinning Coaster
  • Wet Boat Ride
  • Chopper Hopper
  • Pirate Ride
  • Wacky Worm Coaster
  • Looney Tooter Train

Where is the handicap accessible parking?

Handicap accessible parking is located on both the east and west sides of the festival. Designated lots are annotated on the map.

Where can pedestrians be dropped off/picked up at the festival?

Drop off and pick up must be done on the East entrance off of McQueen near parking lot #1. This includes Uber and Lyft pick-ups and drop offs.

Can I bring my pet to the festival?

Only registered service animals will be allowed to enter the festival.

Can I charge my cell phone at the festival?

Yes, charging stations will be throughout the festival to use for free as a courtesy to our guests. .

Are lawn chairs allowed into the festival?

Yes, lawn chairs are allowed.