Frequently Asked Questions
33rd Annual Ostrich Festival
Check out our list of FAQ’s below for many fequently asked questions. You can also feel free to contact us via our Contact page.
Is this a cashless event?
Yes! You must pay with your wristband or credit card at all vendors, bars & beer trucks. Visit a wristband reload tent if you would like to use cash (which is non-refundable)
What type of bag can I bring to the festival? (CLEAR BAG POLICY)
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite your entry, we have implemented a CLEAR BAG policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the festival. All bags including purses, backpacks, fanny packs and tote bags MUST be clear. Diaper bags will be permitted upon inspection.
What are the dates/times of the Ostrich Festival?
Thursday, March 16 (4pm-11pm)
Friday, March 17 (2pm-12am)
Saturday, March 18 (10am-12am)
Sunday, March 19 (10am-11pm)
What are the admission prices?
What health measures is the Ostrich Festival taking?
The Ostrich Festival takes the increasing health concerns seriously and is carefully following the guidelines set in place by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will have increased hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations throughout the festival grounds.
- We encourage attendees to stay home if you are feeling sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean frequently touched surface and objects daily
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- For more information please visit CDC.gov.
Is Parking Available?
Yes, official Ostrich Festival parking is available at Tumbleweed Park and can be accessed off Hamilton Rd or McQueen Road and Celebration. Parking prices will be announced soon. Credit card only.
Are tickets refundable?
All sales are final. All tickets are purchased at risk of inclement weather. Management is not responsible for articles lost, misplaced, or stolen at the event for which this ticket grants admission. Time, date, and location of event are subject to change. This ticket will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason. Shipping, handling, and service charges are non-refundable, even if the event is cancelled.
Are there any prohibited items?
Outside food and drinks with the exception of 1 factory sealed water bottle per person and medical or infant needs.
Drugs and narcotics (prescription medication exception).
Coolers and hard containers
Pets except for service animals
Video cameras and cameras longer than 12 inches (includes body, lens & filter)
No radios, televisions or other electronic noise producing items
Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Radio
Controlled Model Aircraft/Drones. (Strictly prohibited on park property)
Skates, skateboards, skate-shoes, all cycles, hover-boards and Segways.
Weapons of any kind are prohibited including but not limited to firearms or knives.
Gang paraphernalia including but not limited to symbols, emblems, insignia, bandanas, colors or other gang identifiers.
Any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by event organizers or security officials.
*All Individuals and bags are subject to search.
Are there any safety measures for children?
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.
Where is the Ostrich Festival Located?
The Ostrich Festival is located at Tumbleweed Park
2250 S McQueen Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249.
Are there Ostrich Races at the festival?
No, there are not ostrich races at the festival. Ostriches will be onsite roaming freely in a designated area.
What is a Fast pass?
The Fast Pass Includes expedited entry to nearly all carnival rides in the Butler Amusements carnival midway.
Where is the handicap accessible parking?
Handicap accessible parking is located on both the east and west sides of the festival, which can be accessed from the Hamilton and Germann entrance as well as off Celebration and McQueen. Designated lots are annotated on the map.
Are rides free?
Ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased for an additional fee at the festival.