SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Harvest Fest opens Saturday, Oct. 1, kicking off four weekends of fall-themed family fun at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. FR 146, just west of Springfield.
The festival takes place Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sundays, 12-6 p.m., Oct. 1 through Oct. 23. This is the first full Harvest Fest held in two years, after the event was abbreviated due to the pandemic.
Guests may enjoy the corn maze, with an interactive challenge offered through Agents of Discovery, bounce on inflatables, and ride around the park on hayrides, pony rides and the Cow Train. Concessions will sell kettle corn and other snacks.
Pick your own pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch, open during Harvest Fest, as well as weekdays through Oct. 23, while supplies last. Pumpkins are sold by weight
Admission to Harvest Fest is free, but there is a fee for most activities.
The Haunted Trail is not taking place at this year’s event.
For more information, including a map of the Corn Maze, visit ParkBoard.org/HarvestFest.
For media inquiries only, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).