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

Gospel Singing & Dessert Social
2nd Saturday in June
June 8, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Mark 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 - air conditioned
  • 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  7 am - 6 pm)    May 30, 31 & June 1, 2019

  • 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.  



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

SHEPHERD'S SHOP
OPEN
Tuesday thru Saturday  
8:30-5:30
Year Round

Tours available Th, Fri & Sat
or other days by appointment

Extended Hours & Days
for Special Events

Closed:
Sundays & Mondays
July 4th
Weekend
Christmas week
New Year's week &
Thanksgiving week
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: SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com
(copy & paste address; this is not a link)