The sun shone on the 25th annual Kelsey Creek Farm Fair, drawing thousands to the pony rides, heritage demonstrations and live entertainment over the weekend.
Two historical groups, the Oregon Trail Travelers and Eastside Heritage Center, offered demonstrations of farming traditions while the Sky Valley and NW Village tractor clubs offered tractor rides. In celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, the city’s Parks & Community Services Board handed out free Kelsey Creek Farm bracelets.
In 1982, the city held the first “Holiday Farm Fair,” to offer all of the Parks Department’s art classes a way to gather for an old-fashioned crafts celebration. In Kelsey Creek’s Education Barn, the event included country songs, pottery, paintings, calligraphy, candles, stained glass and other crafts.
That first fair drew about 200 visitors, but the event has steadily grown in popularity and is now one of the community’s best loved family events, expanding beyond the barn and pulling approximately 8,000 visitors each year.
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