Playing on the Prairie

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Playing on the Prairie Saturday May 4

Playing on the Prairie will be 10am to 4pm Saturday May 4 at Mahaffie. FREE admission! (stagecoach rides are $2/person ages 3 and up). This event is held in cooperation with the Olathe Junior Service League and will offer a free book for every child as they combine their annual kick-off of summer reading with this event. Lots of activities for the whole family will be available and may include:

Visiting animals, a new lamb born April 8 at Mahaffie will make her debut. Other animals may include alpacas and shearing at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, & 3:00pm

Vendors will have handmade fiber crafts for sale and will be providing fiber demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, and other fiber crafts in the white tent

Storytelling at: 11:30am, 1:30pm, & 2:30pm in front of the stagecoach line

Leather braiding & Leather stamping

Rain sticks, clothespin dolls, feathers in hair, a Trading Post and p planting a sunflower seed

Exploring modern farm equipment (tractors) sponsored by New Holland Tractor of Olathe

19th Century games, laundry, bread making and butter churning in the cellar of the Mahaffie farmhouse & blacksmith demonstrations

Activities will go on rain or shine so please wear boots as the grounds may be muddy from recent rains

Kettle Korn and other food items will be available for purchase

The photo is of the Mahaffie Lamb about one day after she was born. Come out and see her during Playing on the Prairie!


Upcoming Events

Day Out with Frank & Ella, Wednesdays and Thursdays June and July

Family Fun Nights Thursdays June and July

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 971-5111
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site
1200 Kansas City Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 971-5111 |