The 32nd Ostrich Festival in Chandler, AZ
Where: Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler.
Admission: $20 per day; $15 for ages 4-12, free for age 4 and younger. Family pack is $125, which covers two adults, two children, and two unlimited ride wristbands. Unlimited ride wristbands are $35 each. Ride tickets purchased at the festival cost $1 each, and the number of tickets required for each ride varies. VIP tickets are $50-$200 and include VIP tent access, front-row access, one meal and three drinks. Parking is $10.
"The Ostrich Festival is just a small way the City of Chandler
celebrates its history. Chandler used to be the home of ostrich
ranching, as ranchers would raise these unique creatures for
their trendy and costly plumes."
There is something for the entire family at this fun-filled event. There will be a main stage to entertain you throughout the weekend with music. A wide array of nationally known artists will perform on the Main Stage nightly, including artists such as Walker Hayes, Nelly, The Beach Boys, Flo Rida, and The Band Perry.
Like any world class festival, all kinds of amazing food will be available from the traditional fair favorites to local food trucks and some of the most popular southwestern recipes.
Longtime residents might remember the festival for its whimsical ostrich races. Ostrich races used to be a popular staple of the Chandler Ostrich Festival, but the festival has not hosted races since 2019. Instead, there will be ostrich viewing areas for everyone to get an up-close viewing of these amazing birds. Did you know that the ostrich is the fastest bird on land, and they can run up to 43.5 MPH.
A huge carnival midway will have over 50 rides for everyone who likes a thrill. Many artisans will be displaying their Arts and Crafts in booths throughout the midway as well. The kids' zone will be loaded with bouncy, pony rides, and games just for kids.
Chandlers' rich and unusual heritage in Ostrich ranching provides the basis for a wonderful family-oriented community event. Young and old alike can explore, relax,