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Admission is free, but the costs vary for some activities ($1-$8). Food is also available for purchase. No ATM is available on-site.
Audience: All ages, Kids, Family
Category: Kids & Family
410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue 98005
Apr 27 2019 - Apr 27 2019
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Sat
Sheep shearing, one of the showier examples of farming life at Bellevue's Kelsey Creek Park, takes center stage Saturday, April 27. Watch as we give the sheep their yearly haircut, enjoy sheep herding demonstrations by Brian Ricards, participate in hands-on activities with wool from our sheep, and watch fiber demonstrations by Northwest Regional Spinners Association. For even more fun, go on a pony ride, take part in hands-on history activities by the Eastside Heritage Center, meet some the Kelsey Creek 4-H Critters, ride on a tractor-pulled wagon ride, and enjoy Pioneer Popcorn, Buns on Wheels, and Cascade Honey.
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Admission is free, but the costs vary for some activities ($1-$8). Food is also available for purchase. No ATM is available on-site. Credit cards accepted for pony rides only. Pets are not allowed in the barnyard area or on the shuttle.
The shearing of the sheep is a traditional farm practice to gather wool for a variety of textiles. Each sheep produces from six to 10 pounds of wool each year. Called "Wild'n'Woolly" for a few years, the sheep shearing event originated in the early '90s, as the crowds coming each spring to watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats kept growing.
Parking on site is extremely limited, shuttle service available from Wilburton Park and Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park. Shuttle service available from:
For more information visit https://parks.bellevuewa.gov/community-centers/kelsey-creek-farm, email us at KelseyCreekFarm@bellevuewa.gov, or call us at 425-452-7688.