Events and Ongoing Programs
Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
AGEAll agesDATESept. 26-Oct. 25TIMETues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEEFree admission, pumpkin prices based on weight.
Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour).
AGEAll agesDATESept. 26-Oct. 25TIMETues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEEFree
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has 3 fire pits located on the main campus that are available for rental. Bonfire rentals include Rutledge-Wilson staff starting the fire and adding wood as needed, wooden bench and picnic table seating. Feel free to bring food to cook over the fire, tents, lawn chairs, extra tables if needed, and please provide your own roasting stick/forks. Bonfire rentals are a great option for birthday parties, graduations, family reunions and community groups.
AGEAll agesDATETues.-Sun.TIME12-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEE$40/Hour with 2 hr. minimum; $125 after hours fee
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 60 raised garden beds available for rent March-October. Choose from 8’x16’ or 16’x16’. You chose what to grow. Maintenance and watering are your responsibility. All garden beds are filled with topsoil and organic matter, with several water sources are on site. Plots are open dawn to dusk. Previous renters may renew garden plots Jan. 2. New renters may reserve plots Feb. 1.
AGE18 yrs. and upDATEMarch-OctoberTIMEOpen daylight hoursLOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEE$25 / 8x16 ft. plot(optional prep fee $15), $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.
AGEPreschool-5th gradeDATEBy appointment, Tues.-Fri.LOCATIONRutledge-Wilson Farm ParkFEE$2.50/Student 30-minute class; $3.50/Student 60-minute class; Some schools qualify for discounts
Fishing Pole Rentals
Take the kids fishing in our one-acre stocked fishing pond. Hourly fishing pole rentals, available in the gift shop, include everything you need: fishing rod, reel and bait. Fishing is catch-and-release only, no keepers, and a license is not required.
AGEAll agesDATEApril-Oct.TIME9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. dailyFEE$5/hour