The 31st annual Kelsey Creek Farm Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, will provide a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to celebrate the season at historic Kelsey Creek Farm.
The event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include tractor-pulled wagon rides by NW Vintage Tractor Clubs, heritage demonstrations by the Eastside Heritage Center and live entertainment by Cowboy Buck, along with pumpkin decorating, barnyard animals, pony rides and inflatables. Admission is free, though costs vary for some activities.
Free parking and free shuttles will run from Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. S.E., and the Wilburton park-and-ride, 720 114th Ave. S.E., to Kelsey Creek Farm, 410 130th Pl. S.E. The last shuttle from the event will depart the farm at 4:15 to return to the parking sites.
Kelsey Creek Farm's history as a farm dates back to 1921, when tree stump-covered land was cleared for what became a popular local family-operated dairy called Twin Valley Farm. The City of Bellevue began purchasing the land for Kelsey Creek Farm in 1968, and the park opened in 1972.
The Farm Fair event began as "Holiday Farm Fair" in the early 1980s when community park art classes came together for a holiday art fair. The entire event was set up in the Education Barn and had approximately 200 visitors. The Kelsey Creek Farm Fair has continued to grow in popularity, and has become one of the community's best loved family events, attracting more than 10,000 visitors each year.
For more information, see the event details on the community calendar, call 425-452-7688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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