Here are my tips for those who plan on attending in the future:
1. You do NOT have to wake up at the crack of dawn – anytime between 9-10:30am, when the entrance fee is cheaper ($5) is fine and I guarantee it will not be picked over.
2. Load up on caffeine and wear comfy shoes – you will do a lot of walking and may need the energy boost as you could easily spend all afternoon here.
3. Bring extra cash – I could have purchased much more but ran out of cash (this was probably a good thing).
4. Remember where you parked your car – the parking lot is massive!