That's probably the worst time to visit if you hope to meet one or more of the Drummonds, which I had no intention of doing anyway; I'm uncomfortable meeting famous people.
When we got there, there was no line waiting to get in, and many open tables in the restaurant section. I can eat anywhere, so that wasn't something I was worried about. I just wanted to see the store, since I had followed the reconstruction of the place on Ree's blog.
Oh, and even though Wednesday is one of their slowest days, guess what we saw when we went past the building at 11 AM? A long, long line.
At least I feel better knowing they won't meet Ree.
If everything I've learned is correct, it IS possible to meet Ree or her husband, or the kids. If you want to meet Ree, you'd better stand in line for lunch. Be sure and ask about a trip to the Lodge when you're there. You might manage that if they aren't filming for the TV show at the time.
I've never been to a more friendly place than Pawhuska. People are helpful and pleasant, and all the townspeople appreciate what the Drummonds have done for this once-dying town. You can get on the Internet and find jealous people who say bad things about the whole family (just google something like "I hate pioneer woman"), but if you go down there and talk to the locals they have a different point of view.