October 05, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Tonight's Haunted Trail Postponed to Saturday, Oct. 6

Opening night for the Haunted Trail at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is now postponed until Saturday, Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m., due to weather.

The Haunted Trail, a spooky wagon ride followed by a walking tour through the "haunted woods," was scheduled to open this evening as part of Farm Fest activities at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. However, after a day of rain and more rain possible this evening, event organizers have decided to postpone.

"The hay bales in the wagon are wet and the tractor would track up a lot of mud tonight," said Thomas J. Moore, Superintendent of Special Facilities for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. "We can deal with the cold just fine, but when it's raining, our attendance drops off significantly."

The Haunted Trail opens Saturday at 6 p.m. and remains open Friday and Saturday nights, 6-9 p.m. through Oct. 27. The tour costs $5 and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The pumpkin patch is also open until 9 p.m.

Fall Fest, a six-week festival celebrating fall at the Farm Park, continues this weekend with Fun & Games Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Activities include a fishing contest, inflatables and activities for kids of all ages, as well as the pumpkin patch, hay rides, pony rides and the Cow Train. Admission to Fall Fest is free, but some activities have a fee and pumpkins are sold by weight.

Every weekend of Fall Fest has a theme. Upcoming events include:

For more information, visit parkboard.org/rutledge_wilson; call Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 471-837-5949; or call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 471-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.