Things to Know

General Information 

  • Admission is free 
  • Carnival Ride Wristbands or Tickets can be purchased at the event 
  • Games take cash 
  • Vendors take cash and card 
  • Several ATMs are located onsite 

Q: When is Tiller Days? 

  • Friday, October 6: 4:00-11:00pm 
  • Saturday, October 7: 11:00am-11:00pm 
  • Sunday, October 8: 12:00-8:00pm 

Q: Is there important ticket and wristband information to know? 

  • Wristbands include unlimited carnival rides (does not include Fairway games) 
  • One-day presale wristbands may be purchased for $30 at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 Centennial Way, over the phone at 714.573.3326, or through our online catalog until Friday, October 6 at 3:00pm 
  • At the event, $40 wristbands may be purchased at the ticket booths 
  • Individual ride tickets and sheets of tickets will be sold at the event 

Q: What rides will be offered this year? 

Q: Where can I park? 

  • Free parking is available along streets where allowed 
  • Parking at the event is $10 (Columbus Tustin Middle School fundraiser) 
  • Uber and Lyft pickup/drop-off areas will be available 

Q: Can I bring my pet to Tustin Tiller Days? 

  • Pets are allowed and must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. 

Q: Is smoking allowed? 

  • Smoking is prohibited in all festival areas. 

Q: When and where is the Pancake Breakfast?

  • When: Saturday, October 7 from 7:30-9:30am 
  • Location: Tustin Library Courtyard, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin 92780 
  • $6 per person: Pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, and hot coffee 
  • For more information, contact the Tustin Host Lion's Club at 657.229.0246 

Q: When and where is the parade?

  • Saturday, October 7 at 10:00am 
  • Start: Corner of Main Street and Pacific Street 
  • Finish: Prospect Avenue and Beneta Way at Festival grounds 

Q: Where can I buy 2023 Tiller Days merchandise?

  • Tiller Days merchandise will be available at the Info Booth during the event 
  • Cash and card accepted 

Q: Will there be beer and wine?

  • A wristband is required to consume alcohol.  $2 per wristband (available to attendees 21 and older only). 
  • Beer and wine tickets are $9 each (each ticket redeemable for 1 drink, limit 2 tickets/drinks per purchase). Tickets must be purchased by attendees with a wristband to be exchanged for alcoholic drinks 
  • Beer and wine tickets are for the day of purchase only (different colors each day) 
  • Service begins when the event opens 
  • Service ends 1 hour before the event is over 
  • Cash and card accepted 

Q: When is the Backyard Brewfest hand-crafted beer tasting? 

  • Sunday, October 8 from 1:00-6:00pm near the Main Stage 
  • For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page 

Q: When is the Kids Say the Cutest Things Contest? 

  • Contest Date: Sunday, October 8 at 1:00pm (contestants must be at the stage NO LATER than 12:30pm) 
  • Age: 3 to 6 years old 
  • Location: Community Stage 
  • Entry fee: $5 
  • How to register: Contestants can pre-register at the Parks and Recreation Office at City Hall at 300 Centennial Way, over the phone at 714.573.3326, or at the Community Stage on the day of the event 
  • Children judged on personality, humor, and smiles (not required to perform) 
  • The contest is just for fun and is not a competitive pageant 
  • 10 winners in each age group will receive prizes 
  • All contestants invited to the Prince and Princess Party at 3:00pm following the contest 

Q: Where can I find the lost and found and first aid? 

  • Lost and found and first aid will be available at the Tiller Days Info Booth.