Ostrich Festival

Ostrich Festival

Ostrich Festival

The 30th Annual Ostrich Festival

Attractions

Due to circumstances beyond our control, FIDO 500 Mini Dog Races will not be running this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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+Ostrich Arena
The festival’s namesake ostrich races are a captivating and unpredictable display. This year’s event will also feature camel, zebra and emu races. There will be two races on Friday and three on Saturday and Sunday, totaling eight races.
Pig-Races
+Pig Races
Racing pigs dash down the race track to the finish line decked out in numbered racing attire. This exciting display is perfect for all audience members and incites roaring laughter and cheering for the animals.
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+Bear Hollow
The Bear Hollow traveling show features expert chainsaw carvers who produce one-of-a-kind wood carvings. The craftsmen will be hard at work throughout the duration of the festival.
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+Dock Dogs
This high-energy dog show will feature expertly trained dogs jumping into a 45-foot pool, competing in distance jumping contests and more.
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+Professor Smart’s Science Show
Though Professor Smart’s science shows are primarily for kids, they are also entertaining for adults. The show is designed to engage even the youngest kids with juggling, comedic performances and more.
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+Mango and Dango
Mango and Dango perform a one-of-a-kind theatrical circus show.  Their training includes partner acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, stilt walking, physical comedy, mime, chair stacking and more.  They specialize in both stage and street shows and provide a variety of entertainment and cirque style performances that engage spectators of all ages.
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+STEM Wild Science
Wild Science and Mindworks combines in an amazing 7,000 square foot attraction featuring a collection of hands-on science activities, puzzles and brain teasers, giant classic games and more all designed to tease and challenge the minds of all ages.
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+Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs Playland
Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs will feature dinosaur-themed bouncers and special appearances by the Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs roaming dinosaurs.
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+Paw Patrol
Enjoy a meet and greet with the characters from Nick Jr’s No. 1 kids show, “Paw Patrol,” featuring all four of the beloved pup characters, Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Skye.
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+Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean
Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean aerial high wire thrill show incorporates the sensational Muricia’s world famous high wire act and the legendary “Wheel of Death” act all in a unique setting, which takes place on a thin wire cable 30 feet in the air over a giant pirate ship.
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+Camel Rides
A festival classic, camel rides will be offered to patrons for a nominal fee.
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+Petting Zoo
Another festival classic, this world class petting zoo will feature animals, both exotic and domestic, for a free, educational display for all ages.
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+Storybook Live!
Children and families can see their favorite childhood stories come to life during Storybook Time. Special guest readers will read childhood favorites as the book’s characters surprise the audience and pose for photos. Character appearances include:  Give a Mouse a Cookie, Curious George and Clifford!
McCroskey-House
+McCroskey House
Built in 1917, this historic farm bungalow landmark in Tumbleweed park operates as a representation of home and lifestyles that existed in Chandler nearly 100 years ago. The house will be open to guided tours during the Ostrich Festival.
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+Radical Reptiles
Have a lizard crawl on your shoulder or a five foot python wrap around your arms. This exhibit allows guests to learn new facts and touch and hold some of these amazing reptiles that you would normally only see behind glass.