Join us in 2016 - April 16 through June 5!
2015 Special Themed Weekends
Join us each weekend for a unique themed adventure!
From pets to pirates, there's something for everyone. Check back often as we add more fun, surprises, and special discount offers!
APRIL 18 & 19
30th ANNIVERSARY OPENING WEEKEND
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!
It's our 30th Anniversary and we're celebrating by giving you a sweet deal. Buy one Adult ticket and get one Adult ticket FREE! Offer available online, at participating Walgreens, and at the Festival gate.
APRIL 25 & 26
ROMAN WEEKEND plus PET FRIENDLY!
We're celebrating the land of pasta and piazzas! Special games, activities, and a Toga costume contest for both adults and kids will have you saying "Mama Mia!" You'll won't want to miss the Roman riding and chariots during the new EQUUS MAXIMUS Joust!
Bring your dog or cat with you to enjoy the weekend. Restrictions apply – Go here for complete rules and registration information. Put your pet in costume for the Pet Costume Contest and win fame and prizes! Be sure to sign up early for the Pet Costume Contest at the Front Gate Pet Registration Table.
MAY 2 & 3
KIDS FREE WEEKEND!
One child (12 and under) gets in free with each paid Adult! A full day of kid-friendly activities featuring the Maypole Dance, the Amazing Maze, games and rides galore! NEW THIS YEAR - Dream Hayven Farm's interactive animal discovery garden featuring Kira the Unicorn! We'll be hosting a kids-only costume contest with prizes and other special surprises!
Hey kids - what time is it?
Don't miss our very special guest -
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Meet and greet everyone's favorite sponge this weekend only!
MAY 9 & 10
HIGHLAND WEEKEND plus MOTHER’S DAY!
All lads and lassies are welcome as we salute our Celtic heritage. You won’t want to miss pipe and drum bands, contests, and kilted fun! Hungry for a little haggis? Enter the Haggis Eating Competition, and don't miss the Bonnie Legs Contest at the Brewer's Pub! Special guests this weekend include the Atholl Highlander Pipe and Drum Band!
Treat Mom like a Queen on her special weekend. On Sunday, the first 100 Moms through the gate receive a flower, and we’ll be judging our Royal Cupcake Wars entries!
MAY 16 & 17
TIME WARP WEEKEND!
This weekend we're ignoring the calendar and hosting one big cosmic reunion. Don't be surprised to see storm troopers mingling with super heroes as we welcome you to cosplay to your heart's content. Grab your sonic screwdriver, and be sure to enter our costume contest (one for kids and one for adults).
MAY 23, 24, 25
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
COME OUT AND PLAY FOR AN EXTRA DAY!
We've tripled the fun! Lose yourself in the adventure for THREE DAYS this Memorial Weekend.
Saturday is Deaf Awareness Day - Look for special interpreters at select stages.
MAY 30 & 31
PIRATES INVASION WEEKEND!
Scalawags and swashbucklers are welcome as we set sail on a weekend of seafaring adventure. The Pirate Costume Contest has categories for children, men, and women - sign up at the Pirate's Cove. If you think you're smarter than a sea dog, sign up at the Information Booth for the Walk the Plank Trivia Contest! And if that weren't enough, the Sea Legs Relay Race will separate the scallawags from the land lubbers.
JUNE 6 & 7
LAST HUZZAH WEEKEND!
Our 30th Anniversary comes to a close this weekend! Feast like a King and shop like a Queen, but hurry! After this weekend we’re history – until 2016!