The popular Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing event will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 26, at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl SE.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the community is invited to see sheep being shorn of their winter coats and enjoy a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, dog herding trials, children's crafts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food and more.
Admission is free, but the costs vary for some activities ($1-$5). Food is also available for purchase. No ATM is available on-site.
Free parking and shuttle services are available to and from Wilburton Park & Ride, 720-114th Avenue Southeast and to and from Bannerwood Sports Park, 1790 Richards Rd.
The annual sheep shearing event originated in the early '90s, and has drawn ever-increasing crowds each spring. The shearing of the sheep is a traditional farm practice to gather wool for a variety of textiles. Each sheep produces from six to ten pounds of wool each year.
For more information, visit the Community Calendar or call 425-452-7688.
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