Events at the Farm

Rutledge-Wilson strives to offer a variety of family friendly events throughout the year. Whether you enjoy blue-grass music, fishing, or just want a fun place for the kids, Rutledge-Wilson is sure to have a special event for you.

Harvest Fest

Five weekends of fall-themed fun at the farm! Meander through the corn maze, take a hayride, pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, ride the Cow Train or Grain Train, try your luck at carnival games, bounce on inflatables and much more as you enjoy this Midwest fall tradition! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: All ages
Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 29
Time: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, most activities have a small fee

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour), then pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Open during Harvest Fest and Friday and Saturday nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: All ages
Date: Sept. 29- Oct. 29
Time: Fri., 6:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Fee: Pumpkin prices based on weight
Corn Maze $3/adults, $2/kids 5-11 yrs., kids 4 and under free

Haunted Trail

Do you dare enter the woods after dark? Walk our one-third mile paved path on the Haunted Trail for a frighteningly awesome experience. Price includes hayride and bonfire time. Open Friday and Saturday nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 8 yrs.-adult
Kids 8-12 must be with an adult; no kids under 8 admitted
Date: Sept. 29- Oct. 28
Time: Fri., and Sat., 6:30-10 p.m.
Fee: $5/person


Celebrate the season with a Halloween-themed weekend at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Wear a costume and join in the arts and crafts, games and a hayride. Everyone is a winner, with prizes and candy at each activity. Parents, bring your camera! The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are open for an additional fee. (Hayride may be cancelled in rain, but all other activities will proceed.) Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Sat., Oct. 28
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Fee: $1, some activities have a small fee

Candy Cane Lane

Drive through the farm and enjoy dazzling farm-themed holiday displays and more than 10,000 lights. Friday- Sunday nights only. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: All ages
Date: Fri.-Su., Dec. 1-17
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Fee: $5/vehicle

Adopt an Urban Garden

Enjoy the benefits of gardening and growing your own food - even if you don't have a yard! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has 70 raised garden beds available for rent March-October.  Choose from 8'x16' or 16'x16'. You chose what to grow, but all maintenance and watering are your responsibility. Plots are open dawn to dusk. All garden beds are filled with topsoil and organic matter and several water sources are on site. Previous renters may renew garden plots starting Jan. 3. New renters may reserve plots beginning Feb. 1.

Age: All ages
Date: March-November
Fee: $25 / 8x16 ft. plot, $40 / 16x16 ft. plot (optional prep fee $30)

Fishing Pole Rentals

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has a one-acre stocked fishing pond available for catch-and-release fishing. Hourly pole rentals include everything you need: fishing rod, reel and bait. Fishing is catch-and-release only, no keepers, and a fishing license is not required.

Age: All ages
Date: March-October
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily
Fee: $3.50/rental

Bonfire Rentals

Enjoy an old-fashioned bonfire at the farm. Includes exclusive use of the bonfire pit, wood for the fire, straw bale seating and roasting forks. Food not provided. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: All ages
Date: Varies, call for details
Time: 12-2 p.m., 305 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $40/Hour, 2-hour minimum (additional fees after 5 p.m.)

Themed Educational Field Trips

Fun and engaging educational field trips are available for pre-school through 5th grade classes. Designed to assist teachers by aligning with Missouri State Standards. Classes are 30-60 minutes long, and may include up to 45 students. Classes in the temperature-controlled barn classroom.

Age: Pre-school - 5th grade
Date: By appointment
Time: Tues.-Fri.
Fee: $2.50/Student 30-minute class
$3.50/Student 60-minute class
Some schools qualify for discounts