Marvel Universe LIVE! at US Bank Arena {Giveaway} (Winner has been notified)

My little boy is OBSESSED with Iron Man to the point where I begged all my family friends to donate toy catalogs just so he could look through them to find his beloved character. Then I found out that Marvel Universe LIVE was coming to US Bank Arena and that was a game changer because now I’m excited along with my little boy.12244492_749384278540666_4070523572738274506_o

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and the Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to the Cincinnati. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

This show is coming to the US Bank Arena December 17-20, 2015. There’s quite a few show time choices for all of the super heroes out there.

Show Times Schedule: 

Date  Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Thursday, Dec. 17 7:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 18 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 19 11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 20 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Prices:

These range from $20 for kids tickets up to $120 for VIP Gold Seats. (For the kids tickets, here’s some more information: Not valid on premium seating. No double discounts. Child discount applies to children ages 2-12. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.

Downtown Fun

If you’re planning on heading downtown after Thanksgiving be sure to look for some Marvel super hero fun in and around the square.  I saw first hand in the lobby of the Fountain Square Garage (upper level) some super awesome elevator doors decor, pretty cool.

What’s the show going to be like?

This video should answer any questions you have:

But, if you do still have questions, then visit the Marvel Universe LIVE website.

So are you in? I know I am. Would you like a chance to win tickets to the opening night show? Then here’s how you can enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on December 17 at 7 pm. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry and I’ll use Random.org to choose the winner):

1. Leave a comment below letting me know which is your favorite Marvel super hero.

2. Like Marvel Universe Live on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest Newsletter.

4. Tweet this giveaway and tag @JesyHerron for it to count!

The winner will be chosen at 8 am on Tuesday, December 8. Winners have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. If you win, I hope you come to the show decked out in your favorite super hero flair!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

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Discovering Our New Backyard

There have only been about 8 years of my life (minus some time away in college) that I have not lived in West Chester. This statement is important because after moving back with my family a little over a year ago, we have discovered one of our new favorite places to have fun. KEEHNER PARK!

Honestly, I have not a clue if the actual playground is good or not, if the grounds of the actual park are kept up or not, nor do I know if the amphitheater is a good place to see local bands or not. What I do know is that the hiking trail and creek are awesome and The Herron Nest gives it 8 thumbs up. Hanging out on these trails and creeking is our new thang and I can’t wait to go back.

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Standing up on a concrete/rock platform with ginormous water-hole behind us.

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Said ginormous water-hole with a collection of rocks, including ours from that day.

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The little Herron’s were all business with their rock-throwing skills.

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After we hung out by the giant water-hole, we started to really explore what the woods and creek had to offer. I was so proud of the way Abbey went from, “these woods are creepy” to literally walking in the creek all by herself managing to go from rock to rock without falling or tripping. And if you know my daughter, a.k.a. NOT Grace, than you know that is a big deal.

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On our way back out of the creek, through the woods, and heading up a pretty big hill, Abbey started singing and cheering on our family. She must have heard George and I out of breath hiking up the trail.

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Enjoy this gem, Abbey trying to catch a frog!

{GIVEAWAY} Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms

Who is ready for SUMMER??? Oh, me, pick me! This past Saturday in Cincinnati was absolutely amazing and it reminded me of a classic summer day. We worked in the yard, took a walk around the neighborhood, had snacks and picnics on the driveway and pulled out every riding toy imaginable, it was a perfect day. One problem, it was reminding of how much I miss these summer-like days and I want them all NOW!

Bonnybrook Farms' Down on the Farm Company PicnicsKick off your summer with me and my family as we get ready with a “Yeehaw!” for the first annual Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms. I can’t wait for the live country music, BBQ foods, dozens of attractions and fun contests for the entire family. A bonus to the fun-filled day is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit River Of Hope Ranch, a local non-profit offering equine-assisted mental health counseling to children, teens and adults.

Here is a nice writeup about what you can expect at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms on Saturday, June 20th:

The day starts out at 10am with a family fun 5K trail run/walk. The course will run throughout the 370 acres of beautiful farmland with fresh air, rolling hills and creekside views. Participants of the 5K will receive a t-shirt and FREE entry into the festival for the entire day.

At noon, let the music begin with the talented Noah Smith Band Nominated for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Best New Artist, Best Country Artist and Best Singer/Songwriter. Next in the line-up is the popular Americana band, Wilder. We are excited to bring some fun country music to the farm. 

Throughout the day, the Farm Kitchen will be serving smokin’ good BBQ and farm fresh sides. Enjoy a refreshing beer, ice cold drink or ice cream as you take in the day’s events.WagonRide

Want to try something unique? Bonnybrook Farms offers one-of-a-kind activities at theActivity Zone with giant slingshots, clodhopper golf, and an 80’ underground slide. Various farm characters and animals will also be there to greet you.

Looking for some friendly competition? We’ve got you covered with an ice cream eating contest, farmer’s race, cane pole fishing derby and more. Young or old, there is something for you here.

By 5:00pm, the fun is just getting started with an amazing show from 90 Proof Twang! Awarded the 2015 Best Country Music Band in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area in 2015 by City Beat Magazine, you won’t want to miss their infectious energy and southern country/rock show.

{Giveaway Details} 

So how can you join The Herron Nest at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms? Visit bonnybrookfarms.com or call 937.289.2500 to purchase tickets, register for the 5K, and learn more about the day’s events.

OR you can win a Family Package with 4 free tickets right here on this blog! It is so easy to earn your entries, you will have 4 chances to win this family-friendly giveaway:

1. Leave a com­ment on why you’d like to attend this great event, perhaps you love country music or great food or you want to pet a goat – just let us know!
2. Like Bonnybrook Farms on Face­book: www.facebook.com/bonnybrookfarms
3. Tweet about this give­away by includ­ing @BonnybrookFarms and @jesyherron in your tweet.
4. Sign up for The Herron Nest newsletter or let me know that you already subscribe.
Winner will be picked via Random.org and will be notified on 6/5/15. You will have 24 hours to respond to me via email or else I’ll need to pick a new winner. There is only ONE date for this giveaway event and it is RAIN OR SHINE, please be sure you can use the tickets. Tickets will be mailed directly to the winner.
Dis­claimer: I’ve been given four tickets for my family to enjoy as a thank you for help­ing to pro­mote this event. 

{Giveaway} Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents Built To Amaze!℠ – WINNER is Travis!

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Abbey and Papa at the 2013 Circus at U.S. Bank Arena

The weather is heating up in Cincinnati and so are the fun-filled-family-friendly events. What I’m trying to say is that the CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN! Last year we took Ab to her first show and she was literally bright-eyed and full of squeals with all the excitement. I will be 9 months pregnant this time but too excited to see her reaction again to miss the Greatest Show On Earth!

Excited to take your kids to the greatest show on Earth?!?

“Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley ® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edi­tion of the Great­est Show On Earth. Sur­prise and won­der delights audi­ences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momen­tum builds so does the antic­i­pa­tion, any­thing can hap­pen when Rin­gling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Cir­cus per­form­ers from across the globe cre­ate the per­fect blend of ath­leti­cism and brav­ery, where power meets fear­less­ness and amaze­ment has no bounds.  Magnificent ele­phants, fero­cious tigers, aston­ish­ing acro­bats and awe-inspiring aeri­al­ists are engi­neered into one spec­tac­u­lar performance.

Cel­e­brate the tra­di­tion TODAY and expe­ri­ence it’s mod­ern flare of twists and turns where excite­ment and sus­pense are so intense you’ll be tempted to cover your eyes.

From the blue­prints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the ham­mer to the high wire, wit­ness the spec­ta­cle as we mea­sure out the per­fect mix of mar­vel and majesty in an imag­i­na­tion equa­tion where the impos­si­ble comes to life. Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley®Presents Built To Amaze!

Details on the show: 

Where? US Bank Arena

When? March 12 7:00pm; March 13 7:00 pm; March 14 7:00 pm; March 15 11:00 am, 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm; March 16 11 am, 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

Open­ing Night tick­ets are just $12 – No code needed! Fam­ily 4-pack offer $99 includes 4 tick­ets, pop­corn, marsh­mal­low pops and lemon­ades. Get your tick­ets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/180631/1788389.

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Win your Family 4-Pack of passes here:

Win­ner will receive a Fam­ily 4-Pack of passes to the Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Cir­cus open­ing night on March 12, 7 PM at US Bank Arena in Cincin­nati.  Manda­tory entry is to answer this ques­tion? What’s you’re favorite act in the circus? Would it be the lions and tigers? How about the clowns? Tight rope walkers are pretty fun too! Share your favorite in the comments section!

For a few extra entries you can do any of the fol­low­ing (please leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):
  1. Sign up for my newsletter.
  2. Check out and “like” Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Circus on Face­book.
  3. Tweet about this give­away, includ­ing: @JesyHerron and @RinglingBors Built to Amaze!

That gives you four ways to enter.  You must be 18 and a res­i­dent of the Greater Cincin­nati area in order to qual­ify to win.  Win­ner will be drawn on  Feb­ru­ary 27 at 7 PM using Random.org and will be noti­fied via email. The win­ner will have 24 hours to respond or a new win­ner will be drawn. Tick­ets will be made avail­able at Will Call at the US Bank box office by Noon the day of your event.  Photo ID required in order to claim your tickets.

Here’s other blogs also host­ing giveaways:

http://www.littleworldafterall.com/2014/02/11/ringling-bros-and-barnum-baileys-built-to-amaze-at-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://www.inagalaxy.com/2014/02/10/ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-presents-built-to-amaze-at-us-bank-arena-giveaway/

http://imlivingthegoodlifeblog.com/2014/02/11/circus-giveaway/

http://www.familyfriendlycincinnati.com/2014/02/10/ringling-bros-barnum-bailey-circus-presents-built-amaze-giveaway/

http://www.thelittlethingsjournal.com/2014/02/11/ringling-brothers-and-barnum-baileys-built-to-amaze/

Dis­clo­sure: I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

You Might Recognize This Face on BoogieWipes.com

If you are family then you surely know that my Abbey-girl has been working up to her 47 seconds of fame (literally) in a new video. What most of you do not know is that Abbey is also a cutie-pa-tutie face on a website too. I would be a crazy mom to NOT brag about this little opportunity for Abbey, she could be a movie star all because her momma’s work (US Digital Partners) wanted her in a video when she was two years old.

I’ll cut to the chase and share both the video and website where you can find Abbey’s Hollywood career starting pieces of work!

Abbey on BoogieWipes.com

Please be sure to actually check Abbey out on the live website at BoogieWipes.com and be sure to “thumbs-up” the video on the Boogie Wipes YouTube channel or leave a comment. It would be great to get a lot of traffic for the company that Abbey is representing as we truly do love the Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist products at TheHerronNest!