Looking for something different to do this weekend? Allow me to introduce to you…one of the most unique, exciting and least costly sporting events in the valley!
The answer is…Ostrich Racing in Chandler! Sure there are carnival rides, food, fun & more at the Ostrich Festival; but, the stars of the show are the 40 MPH Ostrich racing birds. This annual event is unlike anything you have ever seen at the local county fair. Performances are at 12 noon, 2 pm and 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There are also piggy races, 16th Centrury “Jousting” on horseback and more. Plus, as a huge bonus, 94.5 KOOL-FM will be there on Sunday with the 70’s Soul sensations…The Spinners on stage at 7 pm. Pack up the whole family and point that hood ornament toward Chandler and Tumbleweed Park. For those of you who just moved to the valley from another part of the country and have teenage kids…tell them to Twitter their “cool” friends back home and tell them “we are havin’ more fun in the desert than any old movie…we’re going to see an Ostrich Race!” How cool is that?