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Enjoy Wild West skits, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Days September 28 and 29.
This popular annual event offers visitors a variety of experiences and live entertainment to provide a taste of life in Kansas during the old west period.
Wild West Days will be held 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 28 and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the Olathe historic site, 1200 Kansas City Road. New this year is family-friendly admission, $5/person ages 5 and up or 5 people/$20; 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 the Convention and Visitors Bureau. On-going entertainment will be presented in view of the stagecoach area including stagecoach robberies and re-enactments. Performances include the magic and fire-eating duo Wicked Liars, live music from 3 Trails West, and skits from Gunsmoke & Petticoats. Buffalo Bill will serve as Master of Ceremonies throughout the weekend and Buffalo Soldiers will escort some stagecoach rides. Rose Marie’s Fiesta Mexicana Dancers perform Sunday only.
Like to eat? A chuckwagon cook-off will be held Saturday only, with limited samples and voting opportunities. Or, enjoy the Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club Omelet Breakfast on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Center. Tickets are $7 and include admission to the event.
The weekend event features many activities for children including a petting zoo, shooting gallery (ages 8 and up), gold panning, live entertainment and more! Some games and activities have an additional fee.
Free event parking with a shuttle to Mahaffie is available at nearby Olathe North High School (600 E Prairie St.). Disabled parking is available at Mahaffie. For more information, go to www.mahaffie.org, or call (913) 971-5111.