Special Events

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is super fun every day of the season, but check out these events to make your visit extra special.


Evening Fishing
New at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead this year is Evening Fishing! Come join in, bait a hook (with corn kernels), cast your line and catch some fish! Free from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Choose to come on May 30 or June 13.
Music at the Farmstead
Sing and dance as you listen to lively music at these free children’s concert on 3 evenings during the summer. Meet at the Red Pavilion. Concerts begin at 6:45 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. Please, no pets allowed. On June 1, enjoy Funky Mama. Featured entertainer on July 6 is Rockin’ Rob. Music at the Farmstead on August 3 will feature Jim Cosgrove, "Mr. Stinky Feet." These free concerts are brought to you by the City of Overland Park and Friends of Overland Park Arts.
Mad Science Mondays
What could be better? Your kids will love these hands-on science experiences at their favorite place - Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Choose from sessions for 4-6 year-olds or 7-12 year-olds. Register at Mad Science KC. All sessions are on Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning June 5 through July 31 (except for July 3).

Download Class Schedule


June Bug Ball
June Bug Ball
June 8, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Come in a “cute-as-a-bug” costume! Enjoy all these activities and more: •Bugs of the World in the Dairy Barn •Buggy Games •Buggy Snacks •Insect ID-ing using a dissecting scope by K-State Extension •Dancing with Princess Bugs in the Outpost •Bug Petting Zoo •Storyteller

FREE admission. No registration required.

Moo-vie Night
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for our first ever Moo-vie Night at the Farmstead. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Moo-vie begins at dusk. FREE event.
Charlotte's Web
  • Synopsis: E.B. White's charming tale of a spider that befriends a piglet.
  • Directors: Gary Winick
  • Production year: 2006
  • Rating: G
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer
For sponsorship information, contact Laura Blatter 913-634-7165.
Note: We have provided the rating for this movie, only you can decide what is appropriate for your family.

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Independence Day
Independence Day at the Farmstead
July 4, 2017
9:00 a.m - Noon
Bring your decorated bike and take a cruise along the Kansas Farm Trail, and enjoy all these activities:
  • Old-fashioned games on the lawn
  • Tug-war, corn hole, frisbee, sack races, stilts, volleyball
  • Patriotic lessons in Helen’s Country Schoolhouse
  • Chalk Walk in the Apple Orchard
  • Pig-calling Contest: 10:00 a.m. on Gayle’s Exploration Outpost
  • Bike Parade: 11:00 a.m.
Farmstead regular admission applies.
Georgia's Chicken Run
Georgia's Chicken Run
July 29, 2017
7:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. First race begins.
9:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony and trophy presentations
Girls and boys will run/walk separately in each division except the babies and adults. After each race, medals will be presented to all registered participants. Trophies will be awarded for first through sixth place. Enjoy •Carnival-style games and activities •National Anthem •Chicken Dance (performed by our very own Chelsea Chicken)


Baby walk (Ages 2 & under) 1/8 mile run/walk (Age 3) 1/8 mile run/walk (Age 4) 1/4 mile run/walk (Age 5) 1/4 mile run/walk (Age 6) 1/4 mile run/walk (Ages 7-8) 1/4 mile run/walk (Ages 9-10) 1/4 mile run/walk (Ages 11-12) 1/4 mile run/walk (Adults)


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Safety Day
August 5, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
It’s a FREE admission weekend at the Farmstead. Enjoy activities presented by
  • Overland Park Police Department - Bomb Squad and Robots
  • Overland Park Fire Department - Fire Truck and information booth
  • Overland Park Emergency Management Coordinator - Emergency Preparedness booth
  • and more!

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Moon Shine on the Farm (grown-ups only)
August 26, 2017
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Join us for a Barn Raising Experience! The 4th annual Moon Shine on the Farm, an adults-only event to support Friends of the Farmstead. Your ticket includes live music, great food, beverages (beer and wine served), hayrides, s'mores and games.
Music and Dancing with The Suburbans.
Yard Games & Activities:
Giant Jenga, Horse Shoes, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
All guests must be 21 years or older to attend! $50/person; everything included in ticket price.
All guests must be 21 years or older to attend! $50/person; everything included in ticket price.


Pumpkin Hollow
September 29 - October 31, 2017
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for the 19th annual Pumpkin Hollow, consistently rated as one of the top five pumpkin patches in the area. All inclusive in the ticket price, children can hop aboard the Pumpkin Hollow Express - a barrel train, pulled by a John Deere tractor, get lost in the corn maze, climb a hay pyramid, slide down the giant hay slide and choose a pumpkin to take home.

$8 - General Admission $7 - Friends of the Farmstead members (limit of 7 tickets) $2/person Farmstead admission fee applies.

No advance ticket sales. Tickets must be purchased at the Farmstead day of.

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Night of the Living Farm
October 20 & 21
October 27 & 28
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Every October, we transform the Farmstead into a fun-filled, yet eerily spooky place. Our 21st annual Night of the Living Farm takes place after dark with lanterns and jack o'lanterns lighting the way. This event features scary and non-scary activities for all. $10 - General Admission $9 - Friends of the Farmstead members (limit of 7 tickets)


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Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane
November 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
A festive holiday light display showcasing pictures, animations and sparkling effects all synchronized to music and viewed from the warmth of your car. The display, formerly known as the Ultimate Tree Light Display was located in the Deer Creek subdivision. Mark Callegari, owner of the display, has donated his materials and continued support to make the show better and better each year! Join us in celebrating the fifth year of Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane.
Volunteer at Special Events
Special events at the Farmstead are awesome, but they take lots of volunteers to make them successful. Learn more about volunteering at one or more of our special events.

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13800 Switzer Rd.,
Overland Park, KS 66213
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is open daily from April 1-Oct. 31: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Extended Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tuesday and Thursdays only - 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Activities operate until 5:00 p.m.

Free for members of Friends of the Farmstead
$2.00 per person
Free after 2:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.