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Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park opens this weekend, kicking off five weekends of Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Trail and all kinds of fall-themed fun, presented by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
Harvest Fest is open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., Sept. 30-Oct. 29 with the Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, hay rides, the Cow Train, the Grain Train, inflatables, carnival games and more. Admission to Harvest Fest is free, but rides and activities have a small fee, ranging $1-3, and pumpkins are sold by weight. The Farm Park also features free farm animal interactions, pedal tractors and a farm-themed playground. Concessions are sold on site during the event.
The Haunted Trail is open Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30-10 p.m., Sept. 29- Oct. 28. The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, then a ¼-mile walk through the woods, where you will encounter creepy characters. Admission is $5. Kids must be age 8 or older for the Haunted Trail, and kids 8-12 admitted only with an adult.
The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch are open during Harvest Fest and Friday and Saturday evenings during the Haunted Trail. The Corn Maze is $3/adults, $2/kids ages 5-11, and free for kids age 4 and younger. One free corn maze admission with every McDonald’s receipt, one per person. Pumpkins are sold by weight, starting at $3.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is just north of the Sunshine, west of West Bypass, at 3825 W. Farm Road 146. For more information, call Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 417-837-5949 or visit ParkBoard.org/HarvestFest.
For media inquiries contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (desk) or 417-224-5510 (mobile) or email Jenny Edwards.