2018 events – come out and join the fun!
We offer special events for the public from April through December 2018. Come out and join in the fun!
Barnyard Babies Family Festival, Saturday, April 21 Experience life on a farm – from baby animals to a tractor petting zoo, and fresh produce to kiddie pedal pull contests, giant balloon animals, games and much more. The Discovery Zones share fun and fresh adventures of a day on the farm. So much to see and do! Get the details here.
Tractor Cruise, Saturday, May 5 In partnership with the Greater Kansas City Two Cylinder Club, vintage tractor enthusiasts gather to drive the 35-mile loop in Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties and stopping at key places along the way to allow the public to view and visit about the tractors, including Marble Days in Bonner Springs and the Wyandotte County Lake. The club hosts this fundraiser and parade to benefit the National Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Show ‘N Shine Truck & Car Show, Saturday, July 28 Sash plaques and door prizes, Top 60, Best of Show, living history demonstrations and train rides. Fun for all ages!
Oz Comes to Kansas, Thursday-Sunday, August 2-5 Follow the yellow brick road for new adventures in Farm Town USA! Go back in time to early 1900s rural Kansas and experience farm life as Dorothy, Auntie Em, their friends and neighbors (mean ol’ Almira Gulch) lived. This four-day event features fun, food and festivities! Get all the details here.
International Lineman’s Rodeo, Saturday, October 13 More than 5,000 linemen from all over the world compete in various pole-climbing contests. It’s fun to watch!
Santa’s Express, Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9 Get your picture taken with Santa in the Train Depot! Ride the Union Pacific train and take in the Christmas on the Farm decorations. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and make sure Santa knows exactly what you want for Christmas! 5K Run and 1 Mile Reindeer Walk on December 8.