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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
September 19, 2011
Mahaffie Wild West Show September 24 and 25
Enjoy daily arena shows, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Show September 24 and 25. This popular annual event offers visitors a variety of hand-on experiences and live entertainment to provide a taste of life in Kansas during the old west.
The Wild West Show will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 24 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 25 at the Olathe historic site, 1200 Kansas City Rd. Regular daily admission applies; $6 for adults, $4 for kids age 5-11 and kids age 4 and under get in free. Food will be available for purchase.
Stagecoach rides will be provided at no charge courtesy of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. On-going entertainment will be presented in view of the stagecoach area including stagecoach robberies, re-enactments and live music.
New arena performances this year include a youth rodeo on Saturday, the UHCA equestrian obstacle course competition, a world champion gun spinner, “The Oklahoma Kid” trick roper and “Double Trouble” youth trick riders. Returning performers are the popular Annie Oakley and Frank Butler and Chris Camp the Whip Guy.
Live music will be performed by local band Three Trails West. Mutton busting (competitive sheep riding) will be available for children weighing less than 50 pounds will be held Saturday. Registration at the Heritage Center the morning of the event is required.
The weekend event will also feature many activities for children including a petting zoo, shooting gallery, gold panning, live entertainment and more! A chuckwagon cook-off will be held Saturday only, with limited samples and voting opportunities. Some games and activities have an additional fee.
Free event parking with a shuttle to Mahaffie will be available at nearby Olathe North High School. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at Mahaffie.
For more information or call (913) 971-5111 or visit www.mahaffie.org.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Olathe 150 Committee, Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club, Olathe Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, Olathe Sister Cities Association, Olathe Ford, Y Bar H Pet Outpost, Olathe Tractor Supply, Olathe Noon Optimists, and Ned Banks Leather.
Visit the Historic Site
Saturdays and Sundays: The historic house, site grounds and Heritage Center are open. This includes stagecoach rides and living history activities. Stagecoach rides will be given on the half-hour. Learn more about different areas of the historic site with brief presentations by Mahaffie staff at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call for topic details; presentations vary by available staff. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free. (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)
Wednesdays through Fridays: Visit the historic grounds and Heritage Center exhibit. The historic house will be closed and stagecoach rides will not be offered. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for chidlren ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free. (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)
The historic house will be closed for the winter November-March. Please visit the Heritage Center or join us for one of our winter special events.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally. Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates, www.mahaffie.org (913) 971-5111.
For more information about the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, visit www.mahaffie.org
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