Ribs, Staycations and Princesses

Looking for something fun and cheap to do with the family this weekend in and about London, Ontario then look no further than Ribfest in Victoria Park. Ainsley and I overheard Grace FM mentioning that Ribfest started yesterday and so we made it our mission to go check it out for thriftymommastips. It was the first time ever that I’ve made it downtown for the festival and despite the hideous search for parking and annoying construction on nearby roads, we were pleasantly surprised by the event. Between the delicious food, the fun amusement park rides, the face-painting and princesses we enjoyed the music and the atmosphere on a lovely summer afternoon in London. Stop by the Crayola tent for an autograph with a princess, ride a spinning strawberry and soak up the music. Don’t forget the face-painting (shown here by Dotsy the clown). Designs are $5 to $10 depending on the size of the artwork. The butterfly Ainsley chose was one of the prettiest, most professional designs I’ve ever seen. Town cryer also was making balloon designs and hats for a small donation. There was a good deal more to do here for the whole family than I ever imagined and the ribs, while not cheap, were divine. My pint-sized five-year-old, not a meat eater, shocked me by asking for more. If I had one suggestion for the competitors it would be to add a child-sized portion to the menu. When pressed, one of the vendors finally agreed to give me a mini portion of ribs, but others wouldn’t. Free admission. Rides are $1.25 a coupon and most take 3 coupons. While on the topic of ribs, this week buy $100 worth of groceries at real Canadian Superstore and get free package of PC ribs. Got mine today.
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