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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze open Saturday, Sept. 26, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze open for the season Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, just west of Springfield city limits.

These attractions are open during regular farm park hours, Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 25.

The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are the only two annual fall activities taking place at the Farm Park this year. The Harvest Fest and Haunted Trail, usually open weekends through October, are canceled this year due to COVID-19 prevention.

“We typically see 80,000 visitors a year at Harvest Fest and the Haunted Trail, and even with most of it outside, there’s just no way to keep that number of people safely spaced apart,” said Matt Coats, Superintendent of Special Facilities. “But folks get really spread out in the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, so those are two activities we can keep open. And by having those open every day, we hope to avoid crowding.”

Admission is free to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, as well as to the Pumpkin Patch and, this year only, to the Corn Maze. Pumpkins are sold by weight. Visitors should plan to spend about an hour meandering in the six-acre Corn Maze. View a map of the maze at ParkBoard.org/RutledgeWilson.

All visitors to any park, facility or trail are asked to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others, make sure they wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness. Bring your own water bottle. Face coverings may be required, including outdoors when a six-foot physical distance is not possible. For more information on COVID-19 prevention in Parks, visit ParkBoard.org/Coronavirus

For more information on Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, visit  ParkBoard.org/RutledgeWilson or call 417-837-5949.

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).

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