Events and Ongoing Programs
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
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 agesDATEMarch-Oct.TIME9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. dailyFEE$5/hour with equipment rental; $1.50/hour bring your own equipment; $1.50/extra bait
Family Fishing Night
A relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus the Cow Train, bounce house and a campfire. Bring the whole family and food to cook over the open fire! Bring your own bait and gear, limited fishing pole rentals available. Space is limited and registration required. Please call the Gift Shop at 417-837-5949 to register.
AGEAll agesDATEJune 11, July 9, Aug. 13TIMEFri., 6-9 p.m.FEE$5/Participant; $5/Equipment rental