Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to usher in the summer with a day of fun for the entire family during its Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing festivities at Missouri Town 1855 on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages five to 13, $4 for seniors 62 and older, and children four and under are free.
Missouri Town 1855 is located at 8010 East Park Road in Lee’s Summit.
Children will experience a variety of fun games and crafts including tin punch, stilts, game of graces, rope making, tug of war and more. Visitors of all ages can enjoy pie eating contests, log sawing and potted plant activities. Additionally, Dr. Field’s “Good Medicine Show” featuring magic tricks will return this year with morning and afternoon shows.
Along with the Children’s Day festivities, they will also feature the resident flock of sheep receiving their spring haircuts. Watch as the sheep are sheared and their wool is washed, carded, dyed, spun and woven into beautiful shawls and other crafts.