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Springfield, MO — Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park opens Sept. 28, kicking off five weekends of Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and all kinds of fall-themed fun, presented by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
Harvest Fest spans Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., Sept 29-Oct. 28, 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. 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.
The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch are open Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 6:30-10 p.m., as well as during the Harvest Fest daytime hours. The Corn Maze is $3/adults, $2/kids ages 5-11, and free for kids age 4 and younger. Pumpkins are sold by weight.
The Haunted Trail is also open Friday and Saturday nights, starting a week later: Oct. 5-27, 6:30-10 p.m. The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, then a ¼-mile walk through the woods, where you will encounter creepy characters and scenes. Admission is $5. Kids must be age 8 or older to participate in the Haunted Trail, and kids 8-12 are admitted only with an adult.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is just north of the Sunshine, west of West Bypass, at 3825 W. Farm Road 146. For more information, visit ParkBoard.org/HarvestFest.
For media inquiries, contact Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 417-837-5949, or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).