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2018 Cedar Point Brew & BBQ

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One of Cedar Point’s most successful events, Brew & BBQ, will again return for 2018! Though expect to see some changes to how it has been done in the past.

Before we get into details, lets lay the scene. When Cedar Point opens for the 2018 season, the area surrounding Steel Vengeance is going to be PACKED! You pair the very popular Maverick with Cedar Point’s first Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) monster, and Frontier Town is going to be gridlock.

Pro Tip: This will also be a great time to hit up every other area of the park.

In 2016 and 2017, Cedar Point held Brew & BBQ in Frontier Town, which is a great setting for the event. Brew & BBQ was typically held in mid-May to the beginning of June in years past. However, with a new coaster, when crowds will be at their peak in the area, it makes sense to delay Brew & BBQ, at least a little. Maybe Steel Vengeance’s wait times will decrease from 4 hours to 3 by the time the event roles around! 🙂

No doubt, no matter what Cedar Point does in 2018, the area around Steel Vengeance is going to be packed! Which begs to reason if the event location will be shifted for 2018. We will see.

This year, Cedar Point’s Brew & BBQ will be held a little later in the season, June 8 through July 1, 2018. The good news is the event is scheduled to run everyday of the week!

Stay tuned as additional details become available.

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KOA Care Camps $20 Promotion

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This deal is too good not to share! Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is offering a special promotion on May 11-12, 2018. Campers staying at participating KOA Campgrounds as paying guests on Friday, May 11 are eligible to receive a $20.00 night of camping on Saturday, May 12. Funds raised from Saturday, May 12 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ medically-supervised summer camps for kids with cancer. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

So how does this promotion benefit you? Good you asked! All the below offers are priced out at two nights (May 11-13, 2018) including the $20 promotion on the second night.

To partake in the special buy weekend, visit the KOA Care Camps webpage.

SANDUSKY/BAYSHORE KOA

The Sandusky KOA is located minutes away from Cedar Point.

Tent site start at $61.88
RV sites start at $77.48
Cabin rentals start at $112.37

We could run different scenarios all day, but we quickly compared the savings in cabin rentals. Prices start at $80.50 for May 12 only. If you book the May 11-13 combo, you save at least $60 on the second night.

LEBANON / CINCINNATI NE KOA

Less than 20 minutes away from Kings Island, the Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA is partaking in this promotion.

Tent site start at $60.40
RV sites start at $68.76
Cabin rentals start at $150.78
Rental Trailers start at $127.01

This KOA requires two night stays in cabins, so we could not retrieve a good apples to apples comparison for savings. RV sites start at $48.77 for Saturday, meaning you will save around $29 on those sites alone.

Save an additional 10% by adding the KOA Rewards Program, good for one year for $30.

FREDERICKSBURG VA / WASHINGTON DC S. KOA

Unfortunately, the Kings Dominion KOA is not partaking in this promotion; however, the one 30 minutes north of the park is participating.

Tent site start at $60.67
RV sites start at $73.88
Cabin rentals start at $93.73

A cabin rental for May 12 only starts at $64.99, meaning the two night promo saves you $45!

Another interesting property on the list for this promotion is the Williamsburg, Virginia KOA which is near Busch Gardens!

CHARLOTTE / FORT MILL KOA

We are really excited to see this location show up on the list, because it is located only 6 minutes away from Carowinds!

Tent site are currently all booked
RV sites start at $71.04
Cabin rentals start at $91.87

A cabin rental for only Saturday night is $62.76, saving you $42 by combining it with a Friday night stay!

KANSAS CITY EAST / OAK GROVE KOA

This campground is located 30 minutes from Worlds of Fun.

Tent site start at $56.80
RV sites start at $71.94
Cabin rentals not available for this promo

Make sure you select the options showing $20/night as several selections are rated per night and do not include the promo.

MINNEAPOLIS SOUTHWEST KOA

This KOA is less than 20 minutes from Valleyfair.

Tent site start at $52.60
RV sites start at $62.80
Cabin rentals start at $98.77

This KOA requires two night stays in cabins, so we could not retrieve a good apples to apples comparison for savings. RV sites start at $38.48 for Saturday, meaning you will save around $18 on those sites.

MUSKEGON KOA

This KOA is less than 10 minutes from Michigan’s Adventure.

Tent site start at $44.00
RV sites start at $49.00
Cabin rentals start at $85.00

Cabin rentals for only Saturday are $65, resulting in a $45 savings by pairing with Friday night.

Summary

Remember all the rates above are for two nights for this promotion and include tax! Save an additional 10% by becoming a KOA Rewards member for $30/year. You will need to weigh the cost of the membership versus your savings. For our family, it easily makes sense to join because the savings more than offsets the cost on our spring break trip to Kings Dominion and Carowinds each year.

Remember, to book this special deal, you must visit the KOA Care Camps webpage.

Let us know below in the comments if you partook in this offer.

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2018 Cedar Point Bay Harbor Valentine’s Day Menu

This year Bay Harbor, Cedar Point’s year round lake front restaurant, will offer their special Valentine’s Day menu starting February 14 through 17, 2018.

Appetizers

Shrimp Cocktail (Jumbo shrimp, Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, preserved lemon)- $14

Crab Cakes (Homemade with Maryland Blue)- $12

Escargot (Garlic Shallot Butter, Cheese Baquette)- $12

Spinach & Feta (Stuffed crimini mushrooms, oven roasted)- $12

Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Crispy applewood bacon, sea scallops with brown sugar glaze)- $14

Soups and Salads
French Onion (Sherry reduction, three cheese blend, onions)- $8

Lobster Bisque- $9

Caesar Salad (Romaine, Parmesan, Croutons, Caesar Dressing) $7

Garden Salad (Whole leaf Ohio grown lettuce, Cucumber, Red Onion, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing)- $8

Cupid Salad (Poached shrimp, romaine lettuce, candied pecans, honey goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette)- $12

Entrees

Cheese Tortellini (Wild mushrooms, asparagus and roasted bell peppers tossed with three cheese tortellini in a white wine pesto sauce)- $24

Chicken Scaloppini (Sauteed with lemon and white wine, vegetables, multigrain rice pilaf)- $25

Alaskan King Crab Legs (Lightly Steamed, Drawn Butter, Herb Infused Whipped Potatoes)- $40 (1 lb), $55 (1 ½ lb)

Lobster Tail (South African Cold Water, Drawn Butter, Vegetables, Herb Infused Whipped Potatoes) $42

Blackened Grouper Oscar (Vegetables, Crab, BĂ©arnaise, Multigrain Rice Pilaf) $32

Lake Erie Perch (Lightly Breaded, Deep-Fried, Steak Fries, Bay Harbor Slaw) $28

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©Brad Kilgore

Oven Roasted Atlantic Salmon (Braised fennel, preserved lemon, multigrain rice pilaf)- $32

Broiled Sea Scallops (Pomegranate glaze, vegetables, multigrain rice pilaf)- $32

Filet Mignon (8 oz., Wine Demi-Glace, Vegetables, Herb infused whipped potatoes)- $39

Surf and Turf (5 oz. Filet and Petite Lobster Tail, Port wine demi-glace, Vegetables, Herb infused whipped potatoes) $48

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