Chandler Ostrich Festival

The so-square-it's-almost-hip fest features ostrich races (naturally), swine races (not quite so naturally), a demolition derby, a sea-lion show, a "Thrill Circus" featuring the "Globe of Death," medieval jousting, and an odd slate of live music that ranges from contemporary country crooner Mark Chesnutt (pictured) to the antediluvian pop band The Grass Roots to Beatles and Led Zeppelin cover bands. Go at your own risk -- though you might unwittingly find yourself diggin' it.
Fri., March 13, 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat., March 14, 10-midnight; Sun., March 15, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 2009


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