Home school families are invited to participate in 1860s hands-on living history activities from our school programs with other home school families. This open house format allows students to participate in each activity at their own pace. Two sessions are offered: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your lunch to enjoy under the white tent on the historic Mahaffie grounds. Registration is required and payment is due the day of the program. Cost is $5/home school student ages 5 and up, accompanying adults are free ($2/adult for stagecoach rides)
Enjoy 1860s hands-on living history activities such as stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove. Fill out a family tree with your grandparents to learn more about your family! One grandparent admitted FREE with every paid grandchild admission. Regular site admission applies $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission.
Enjoy our annual fall event featuring LIVE entertainment from the Whip Guy, the Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke and Petticoats and more!
Lots of hands-on children's activities for the whole family
Please park at Olathe North High School, 600 E. Prairie where a free shuttle brings you to the Heritage Center
Cost is $5/person ages 5 & up or a special family rate of 5 tickets for $20!
one stagecoach ride brought to you by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau
All live entertainment on the grounds!
Chuckwagon Cook Off (Saturday only)
Visiting the Alpacas from the Tails of Tranquility Alpaca Ranch and Levi and Sampson, the oxen from Grassy Ridge Oxen
Visiting the Mahaffie House, exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and Heritage Center
Activities requiring an extra fee:
Tickets for activities are $1/ticket or a special rate of 12 tickets for $10 (activity tickets are non-refundable) Tickets are available for purchase at the Children's Mercantile with cash or VISA or MasterCard
Rubberband Gun Gallery ($1) (all ages)
Gold panning, leather stamping, Rocking M Miniatures where children can experience driving a wagon with miniature horses or donkeys ($2) (all ages) air gun shooting gallery, ages 8 & up ($2)
Branding ($3) all ages
Making an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up ($4)
Food and concessions available for purchase: Doc's Root Beer, the Olathe Noon Optimist Club, Boy Scout Troop 494 and Butterfluff Popcorn (activity tickets not accepted at the food vendors)
Saturday only: come early for the Omelet Fest presented by the Olathe Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club. Cost is $7/omelet and includes admission to Wild West Days! Omelet Fest is 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Heritage Center