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.

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)

Discover Nature Fishing


Kids gain skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. Taught by Mo. Dept. of Conservation. Take one lesson or the entire program. Two-hour lessons include instruction, gear and fishing. Registration required through the Mo. Dept. of Conservation: 417-895-6880. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 7-15 yrs.
Date: May 6 and 20
June 10 and 24
July 15 and 29
Aug 12 and 26
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: Free

Fun Family Fishing


Bring the whole family for a relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, cow train, bounce house and a campfire. Space is limited. Registration required. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: All ages
Date: June 9
July 14
Aug. 11
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $5/Participant

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

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