Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Cowboy Week and More!


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Experience Cowboy Life at Free Mahaffie Event Thursday

Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls and experience the life of a Kansas cowboy with a free family event at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe.  The historic site will be open 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 for Family Fun Night with activities focusing on cowboys.Roping

Visitors can try their hand at roping a “steer,” the blacksmith shop will be open and staff will be cooking outside like the cowboys’ chuckwagons.  Visitors also can see what's cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's stove and try their skills at a variety of games typically played by children in the 19th century.  For a small fee visitors can ride the stagecoach around the site, make a leather brand and stamp leather. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat under the white tent.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will host free Family Fun Nights 5-8 p.m. every Thursday night in June and July.  The open late events feature free admission.  A fee applies to some special activities including stagecoach rides.  Each Thursday night visitors can participate in hands-on activities associated with a different aspect of 1860s history. Again this year, the first 100 visitors can collect a Mahaffie Wild West Show trading card; attend each week to collect all 8. 

Weekly themes are:

• Cowboy Night - June 7
• 1860s Recreation and Horse Power – June 14
• Modern Marvels/19th Century Technology - June 21
• 19th Century Fireworks – June 28
• Hit the Trails – July 5
• Border War Showcase – July 12
• Kansas Farming - July 19 and July 26

The historic site is open with living history activities and stagecoach rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.  For a complete listing of events visit or call (913) 971-5111.

Mahaffie Family Night at Chick Fil A Tuesday

Join Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Olathe Chick Fil A for cowboy events at family fun night 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Olathe Chick Fil A.  Family Fun Nights will be held at the Olathe Chick Fil A Tuesday, June 19, July 3 and July 17.  Kids eat free at Chick Fil A with each adult combo purchase. Be sure to stop by and say howdy!

Mahaffie to Participate in Inaugural Touch-A-Truck Event June 9

The Mahaffie stagecoach will be on display at the inaugural City of Olathe Touch a Truck event 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Frontier Park, 15909 W. 127th St.  The free Touch a Truck event will be held in partnership with the Braden's Hope Walk for Childhood Cancer.  Kids of all ages will have a chance to climb on and discover everything from a fire truck, spade truck, stagecoach and more! Be sure to bring the camera to catch all of their excitement! Touch-A-Truck is open to the public, but you can also register to participate in the walk or purchase a game and food pass at Braden's Hope.

Day Out with Frank and Ella Wednesday and Thursday

Preschools, day cares and other youth groups or individuals are invited to attend these drop-in summer fun sessions. Sessions are Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon or Thursdays noon to 3 p.m. in June and July. Participants will enjoy a different theme each week with hands-on activities, crafts, a stagecoach ride (paying youth only) and must be accompanied by an adult. Cowboys will be the theme June 6 and 7. 

Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, call (913) 971-5111 or contact us by email. Click here for more details on the themes.

Sunflower Wickets Event

Eighteen teams competed for the coveted golden mallet in the third annual Sunflower Wickes croquet tournament on Friday, June 1.  The tournament is hosted annually by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation as a fundraiser for the historic site.  This year’s winners were:Croquet

1st: Drs. Bill and Ryan Bucher, Bucher Family Dentistry
2nd: Shannon Latham and Casey Wilhm, Olathe Chamber of Commerce
3rd: Kevin and Mary Corbett, Olathe Parks and Recreation
4th: Tim McKee and Jared Herbert, Olathe Chamber of Commerce

View Sunflower Wickets photos at

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, (913) 971-5111.

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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;