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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

https://parks.bellevuewa.gov/community-centers/kelsey-creek-farm


Event Schedules

Kelsey Creek Farm Park

410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue 98005


Apr 27 2019 - Apr 27 2019

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 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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Free activities:

  • Sheep shearing demonstration
  • Sheep herding by Brian Ricards and friends
  • Fiber craft demonstrations by the Northwest Regional Spinners Association
  • Children's hands-on fiber craft; other hands on activities by the Eastside Heritage Center
  • Kelsey Creek Critters Rabbit 4-H
  • Fun Farm Photo Area and Pedal Tractors

 

Activities with nominal fees:

  • Pony rides
  • Tractor-pulled hay rides by NW Vintage Tractor Club
  • Food & drinks including Pioneer Popcorn, Buns on Wheels food truck, and Cascade Honey


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.

 

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Parking on site is extremely limited, shuttle service available from Wilburton Park and Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park. 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.

 

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.


 

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