Best of Johnson County 2022 Winners: Arts, entertainment & recreation – Shawnee Mission Post

by | Oct 24, 2022 | Entertainment

Starting back in June, we began the process of sifting and winnowing to find the best that Johnson County has to offer in 80 categories, from best dentist and lawyer to best brewery and burger.
After more than 40,000 nominations and nearly 90,000 votes for the finalists, it’s time to announce the winners and runners up in the inaugural Best of Johnson County.
We’ll begin with the winners in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation group. Thanks to everyone who participated…and CONGRATS to this year’s big winners!
Family Entertainment
Winner: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a popular family attraction where you can experience Kansas farm life in the early 1900s.Visitors of all ages enjoy hundreds of farm and prairie animals, learning about growing flowers and vegetables, experiencing a Kanza Indian encampment and a one-room schoolhouse and taking a stroll through Main Street’s shops and parlors. The Farmstead also features opportunities to catch a fish in the fishing pond, feed some baby goats and take a horse-drawn carriage ride. There are plenty of places to play, and special events like Pumpkin Hollow, Movie Nights and Georgia’s Chicken Run bring even more fun and excitement to the Farmstead!

Live Entertainment
Winner: Theatre in the Park

Celebrating its 53rd Season in 2022, The Theatre in the Park continues a summer theatre tradition that has entertained audiences for generations. The Theatre shares the magic of live theatre with young and old alike and draws patrons from throughout the Greater Kansas City area. Theatre in the Park provides creative challenges for production staffs (Directors, Choreographers, Designers), hundreds of performers (actors, orchestra, crew), as well as many employment opportunities for area residents. After more than half a century, Theatre in the Park looks forward to creating marvelous experiences FOR the community BY the community for decades to come! Visit TIP online at

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