Events & Festivals
on the Farm
"We will go with our young and old, with our sons and daughters,
and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a
festival to the LORD."                    Exodus 10:8-10

Open
Thursday, Friday &
Saturday  
8:30-5:30

Extended hours for special events

Closed Some Holiday
Weekends

Call or email for further details
918-342-5911
16792 East 450 Road,
Claremore, OK 74017-0935

Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road
(EW 45 Road or EW 450 Road)
Contact us by e-mail at:
SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com
2nd Saturday in June
June 10, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Mar your calenders for an annual Good Ol' Country Gospel Singin'
  • Bring Family & Friends & enjoy a musical afternoon  praising the Lord
  • Musicians needed  - Please bring your musical instrument, your voice & songs;please call ahead to guarantee a time
    on the roster (recommended -not required)
  • Families, church groups, and individuals welcome.
  • Located indoors in tour barn and silo - rain or shine
  • Donations are welcome - suggested donation of $5 per person - proceeds benefit missions
  • Bring a dessert to share.  Potluck Dessert for all.
  • Come when you can . . . . leave when you must
  • Shepherd’s Cross is home to a Christian non-profit Christian organization Heart of the Shepherd, that hosts this event




Woolly Weekend
O
pen House Shearing & Sheep to Shawl
Last Weekend in April (Th, Fri, Sat)       10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Watch the sheep get a haircut.  Shepherds and shepherdesses have been caring for their sheep in a kind manner
    since Bible Times.  
  • Watch as the wool from the sheep is turned into several shawls over the course of the weekend.  Spinning, weaving,
    hand dying, felting, knitting and more will be demonstrated.
  • Shepherd's Cross is proud to be an Animal Welfare Approved Farm
  • A professional caterer will be offering samples of our 100% natural grass fed meats..
  • Pet the newborn lambs in the Farm Animal Barn area.
  • A sheep is shorn every 30 minutes throughout the day.  Any time of the day is a good time to visit.
  • This event provided by Heart of the Shepherd ( a Christian Charitable Organization)
  • Drop by or for groups of 20 or more please call or email to schedule

Shepherd's Pumpkin Festival
Last Weekend in September thru First Weekend in November

  • Festive Fall Fun on the Farm for the whole family
  • Pumpkins, gourds, straw bales & corn stalks abound in the fields of the farm for decorating hearth & home
  • Hayrides, Games, Scarecrow Making
  • Hay Maze, Story time, Silo Climbing
  • Farm Animals to pet in the Farm Animal Barn area
  • Coloring Contest, and Educational exhibits in Farm Museum
  • Threshing, Black Walnut Hulling &  Antique Tractor Demonstrations periodically
  • See pumpkins growing on the vine
  • Celebrating the Lord of the Harvest . . . "no fear here"
  • This event provided by Heart of the Shepherd ( a Christian Charitable Organization)
  • Drop by or for groups of 20 or more please call or email to schedule

Click Here for Pumpkin Festival Detailed Information


Living Nativity & Pecan - Black Walnut Festival
2nd & 3rd Weekends in December

  • A walk through, living, interactive nativity,  reminiscent of that first Holy Christmas.
  • The nativity scene is  housed indoors.
  • Visit the farm during the Christmas season & take a peaceful stroll back in time, away from the hustle of the season.
  • Reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
  • Live character portrayals, and live farm animals portray a memorable living stable scene
  • Character portrayals throughout the tour barn, demonstrating spinning, weaving and more
  • Make an evergreen wreath to take home
  • Watch the peaceful serenity of shepherds watching their flocks by night, as the word of the Jesus, the Savior's birth is
    told.
  • Enjoy living the truth, and embracing the full meaning of peace this Christmas.
  • Journey with the Shepherds - a winter time hayride opportunity in the midst of the flocks
  • Build family memories - "visit the stable" each Christmas season.
  • This is pecan and black walnut harvesting season.  Fresh cracked pecans and hulled black walnuts.
  • Shepherd's Shop will be open, with farm fresh pecans, fresh Amish Pecan candies and baked goods, hot beverages,  
    as well as festive Christmas and sheep related gifts.  A wide variety of unique Christmas items & hand made items are
    available this Christmas season.



Winter Barn Sale for Missions
First Weekend in February (Th, Fri, Sat from 7 am - 6 pm)

  • Benefits farming and fiber missions provided by Heart of the Shepherd.
  • Each year a different nation is selected to benefit.
  • Huge – Multi-Family Garage Sale
  • Participate by donating unused items year round, volunteering for set up, pricing & clean up or simply attend the sale.
  • Pictures of items on our.Facebook Page
  • Provided by Heart of the Shepherd - a public Christian non-profit organization; 501C3.  


Summer Barn Sale for Missions & Plant Exchange
First Weekend in June (Th, Fri, Sat from 7 am - 6 pm)

  • Benefits farming and fiber missions provided by Heart of the Shepherd.
  • Each year a different nation is selected to benefit.
  • Huge – Multi-Family Garage Sale
  • Participate by donating unused items year round, volunteering for set up, pricing & clean up or simply attend the sale.
  • Plant Exchange: Bring a plant to leave and take a plant home.  Plant selections  include bulbs, tubers, bushes, trees,
    grasses, seeds, roots, herbs and so much more!  What a great way to expand your garden.  Please be prepared to
    identify the plant you leave, with its name, color and planting characteristics.  Wonderful  free fun!
  • Pictures of items on our.Facebook Page
  • Provided by Heart of the Shepherd - a public Christian non-profit organization; 501C3.  


Heart of the Shepherd's Annual
Appreciation Luncheon & Lamb Cook Off
3rd Saturday of January 11:30 - 2:00

  • Heart of the Shepherd wants to express our heart felt gratitude to all of the volunteers and donors that make this
    mission possible.  Without you we could not "go and tell the message of peace".  Thank you.
  • Anyone that has volunteered or donated in any manner throughout the course of the year is invited to attend.
  • Lamb Cook - Off - if you would like to cook a special lamb dish drop by the farm the week preceding the Cook-Off and
    pick up a package of meat.  Simply prepare the meat dish and bring it to the Luncheon
  • Following the Luncheon will be a slide presentation of the happenings for the year and special acknowledgements.
  • Donations will be accepted for the event, but are not expected.  
  • Heart of the Shepherd is a public Christian non-profit.  No private individual or entity is responsible for this mission; it is
    supported entirely by donations from the community.  Thank you community!!

Pecan Harvest & Pecan cracking
November through February (season varies with the year)
  • Shepherd's Cross grows natural, native pecans.
  • Chemical free & filled with flavor & nutrients
  • Buy pre-picked pecans or come and pick with us
  • U-pick pecans - take all for a nominal price or pick on halves for free
  • Family fun - under the trees - take a truck or trailer ride out to pick
  • Watch as we shake the trees
  • Pecan Cracking - Watch as we crack your pecans for you or drop them off and pick up later
  • We buy some pecans if you have some to sell


Black Walnut Hulling & Buying Station
Month of October  - Th, Fri, Sat or other days by appointment

  • We buy black walnuts - just rake 'em up and bring 'em in
  • We also hull black walnuts
  • We are a buying station for Hammons Black Walnuts.  Wait while we hull and pick up your check - play in the pumpkin
    patch while you wait.
  • Great money for easy work.  
  • Great Fundraiser or clubs and organizations

    
 Hammons Black Walnuts - Additional Information


Wool Buying Station
Buying Wool Year Round

  • Shepherd's Cross is a wool buying station for Mid-states Wool Growers
  • Bring your wool, properly bagged and labelled; Mid-states routinely comes to pick up the wool
  • Mid-States sends you a check in the mail
  • Great money for a product that is laying around
  • Great Fundrasier for 4-H & FFA

Mid-States Wool Growers Wool Clip Information

American Sheep Industry - Fast Facts about your wool clip