Friends of the Farmstead Purpose

The Friends of the Farmstead (FOF) was established in 1996 as the not-for-profit group which would help raise funds for future projects and programs at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. FOF operates as part of the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas. Examples of major funded projects include: Helen's Country School, The Dairy Barn, the Main Entrance, Ben's Bank, and most recently Vic's General Store and Alex and Emily's Ice Cream Parlor.

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead was established in 1978 to depict a turn of the century farm. Activities, attractions and programs are provided April 1 through October 31 in a 12 acre educational farm environment that cultivates an appreciation of farm life, wildlife and Kansas Heritage. Get information about our location, hours and activities.

Join the Friends of the Farmstead

Join or renew online today or fill in the Membership form and submit with check to: Friends of the Farmstead, PO Box 26147, Overland Park, KS 66225

Tribute & Donor Opportunities

The Friends of the Farmstead have a variety of Tribute & Donor Opportunities available throughout the Farmstead including sponsoring swings and benches, butterfly house donations, a sunflower wall, and personalized bricks on the Kansas Farm Trail.

Get Involved

To support the many activities and attractions of the Farmstead, FOF has established a volunteer program with many fun and exciting opportunities. For more information, visit our volunteer page.

Featured Event

11/27/2014 - 1/3/2015

Free - No Registration Required

It's the second year but with new features including lots of animation. The 38-minute show is synchronized with music. Tune into 98.5 FM to hear holiday music as you watch this year's spectacular show. Mon-Thurs (5-10pm); Fri-Sun (5-11pm)

Bring some cocoa, cookies and blankets as you view the lights and hear the music from the warmth of your car.

The display is at the main entrance of the Farmstead. Please turn off your vehicle's lights while watching the show.

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