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Living Nativity and Pecan Festival Hosted at Shepherd’s Cross
By Tourism Industry Partner
The Living Nativity is a walk through event complete with animals and costumed characters inside a
gambrel roof barn at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working farm, just north of Claremore OK on Scenic
Come to the farm and enjoy the peace of a few hours spent in the country, contemplating that original
Christmas when the Christ Child was born in a stable. Open the barn door and step back in time -
spinning, weaving and wool working demonstrations throughout the day. Watch as hand made
evergreen wreaths are created; enjoy a craft activity with your children.; enjoy a cup of complimentary
apple cider & cookies; and enjoy a Christmas children’s audio-visual program.
This year the Living Nativity will feature two drama performances: (1) Elisabeth - the story of Christ’s
birth from Elizabeth’s (John the Baptist’s mother) perspective and (2) The Inn Keeper’s Wife - the
story of Christ’s birth from the Innkeeper’s Wife’s perspective. These will be offered every hour with
Elisabeth being from 10 am - 4 pm and The Inn Keeper’s Wife from 5pm - 8:30 pm
ı Shepherd’s Shop will be open, featuring a host of Made in Oklahoma gift items, paintings, artwork,
and handmade crafts from local artisans.
This is pecan harvest season on the farm. Farm fresh native pecans will be available at down home
Shepherd’s Cross is home to a non-profit Christian organization called Heart of the Shepherd that hosts
this event. Shepherd’s Cross provides the farm, animals and the barn for the event.
The event is available free of charge. Donations are accepted, and are tax-deductible. Suggested
donation is $2.00 per person.
The Living Nativity will proceed even in the case of inclimate weather. All activities take place inside
the heated Amish built gambrel roof tour barn, which houses some of the animals as well as the wool
processing, farm museum, games, hands on learning stations, story time and the gift shop.
Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritoruism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, and a
distribution site for the Oklahoma Food Co-op.
If your family would like to participate in the Living Nativity please contact us. Shifts are two hours.
Costumes are provided.
To find out more information about this woolly event please visit our website:
www.ShepherdsCross.com - go to Living Nativity at the bottom of the tool bar.
Shepherd’s Cross Inc.
Dr. Diane Dickinson, owner & executive director
16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017