You should definitely go. We were a bit disappointed because we put a ton of time into our costumes but didn't get to compete. You were supposed to register for the contest but there was no info online about that requirement, and the schedule said the contest as from 10-12. We were walking in at 10:20 and they were announcing the winners! I talked with them about it and they said they would make the rules a bit clearer next year. Even with that it was a great time. Unless I live in Hawaii next year we will be there.