The sheep will be losing their winter coats at the annual sheep shearing event at Kelsey Creek Farm Park on April 28. The event starts at 11:00 and will continue until 4. There is no cost to attend. Come rain or shine the sheep will be shorn.
Kelsey Creek Farm is just that, a farm located within the city limits of Bellevue. It once was a farm and the City decided to keep it just that. As with many farms you'll find sheep, ducks, horses, pigs, geese...well you get the idea, it's a real farm. The animals are housed in big old white barns that have been restored and kept in tip top shape. After all, those animals deserve a great home. The barn is surrounded with pens, pastures and paths for animals as well as people to roam.
Not only will the sheep be shorn but there will be other activities including spinning demonstrations, children's crafts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, dog herding demonstrations, heritage displays, food and more. Some activities cost $1 to $3 while others are free.
If you want to get away from the farm, on the back side of the park are wonderful hiking trails. When my husband was training to climb Mt. Rainier, he loaded his backpack with bricks and climbed the 66 steps up the path leading to the top of the hill. But don't despair, there are other flater trails for you to enjoy.
Please use free parking at the following parking losts and take the shuttle to Kelsey Creek Farm. Shuttle service beginsa at 10:45 a.m., with the last departure from parking lots to the event at 2:30 p.m. The last shuttle from Kelsey Creek Farm to the shuttle parking lots will leave at 4:15 p.m.
Wilburton Park and Ride, 720 -114th Ave SE and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Avenue SE.
The event has become one of the most widely attended events in Bellevue. Come to the animals open house. They'll be happy that you came and most importantly, so will you!!