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.
  1. Fri Aug. 10

    Family Fishing Night A relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus Cow Train, bounce house and a campfire. Bring the whole family! Space is limited. Registration required if using Farm Park equipment. Call to register, 417-837-5949.
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Ongoing Events and Programs

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. 2. 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)

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