First-time pageant-goers will find the following tips useful: Arrive early for optimum seating. First-come seating is provided for 14,500 and there is room on the grass for additional spectators. June evenings can be cool so bring a sweater or blanket. Blankets may be used on chairs but are not allowed in the aisles. The blanket area is now larger.
There are facilities and accommodations for special needs, lost and found, drinking fountains, restrooms, translators. Search and Rescue and emergency personnel are on site.
The pageant is free, but dinner is not. Bring a picnic dinner, or plan to purchase a barbequed turkey or roast beef dinner at the pageant. The tasty meals are reasonably priced and will be served each evening during the pageant at the National Guard Armory, 100 West Union.