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Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm

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Price: Free

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


Phone: 425-452-7688


Event Schedules

Kelsey Creek Farm Park

410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue 98005


Apr 29 2017 - Apr 29 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Sat


Event Description


Sheep shearing, one of the showier examples of farming life at Bellevue's Kelsey Creek Park, takes center stage Saturday, April 29. The annual sheep shearing event will also feature a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, tractor rides, pony rides, food and more!

 

 

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Free activities:

  • Sheep shearing demonstration
  • Sheep herding by Brian Ricards
  • Fiber craft demonstrations by the NWRSA Spinners
  • Hands on activities by the Eastside Heritage Center
  • Tractor-pulled hay rides by NW Vintage Tractor Club
  • Chelsea Farms Alpacas


Activities with nominal fees:

  • Pony rides
  • Food & drinks


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 not allowed in barnyard area.

 

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.


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Parking: Shuttle service available from:


  • Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave SE, Bellevue WA. From I-405, take the SE 8th Street exit east. Turn right onto Lake Hills Connector. At the "Y" intersection, keep right, turning onto Richards Road. Turn left at the Bannerwood Park sign shortly thereafter.
  • Wilburton Park & Ride, 720 114th Ave SE, Bellevue WA.
  • Shuttle service begins at 10:45am and runs throughout the day, approximately every 20 minutes. The last shuttle leaves Kelsey Creek Farm Park at 4:30pm.



 

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