Ostrich Moneymaker

March 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

My family went to the 22nd Annual Ostrich Festival last weekend. There were thousands of people engaging in various activities including shopping, eating, strolling, watching the shows or getting onto the rides. We even saw a little girl who was about 6 years old get lost and reclaimed by her family.
The admission fee was $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 5 to 12. We got there just around 2 p.m. eager to witness the ostrich races. The seats were full and people were crowding all around the fence. There was no place to see the ostriches. Finally, I saw a picnic table to stand on. My two kids joined me and had a better view of the action. The ostrich race involved three Ostriches in a cage. A starting gate was opened and the ostriches ran amuck hitting the fence or going in any direction but the finish. That’s about it.
We headed for the food stands. My son ordered a $5.00 lemonade and my daughter had a fried tenderloin sandwich and bottled water for a whopping $9.00. That wasn’t enough to fill the tummy so, my son stood in line for almost 30 minutes for an ostrich burger, chips and drink for $8.00. We thought that was a better deal than the rest. Each one of us took a bite of the famous ostrich burger. It was good – the only thing is, with catsup, mustard, mayonnaise and relish, it was hard to distinguish much difference in the flavor compared to a regular burger.
Nevertheless, it was a different experience. After being Chandler residents for over five years, we finally took part in the biggest fund raising event for the city and saw a part of Tumbleweed Park we hadn’t seen before.

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