September 17, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fall Fest opens this weekend at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park's annual Fall Fest opens this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, kicking off six weekends of fall-themed family fun at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

Meander through the corn maze, pick your own pumpkin and more at the annual festival, open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon-6 p.m., Sept. 21-Oct. 27. Admission is free, but some activities have a small fee. Punch cards, giving access to five activities, are available at the park for $8 ($10 value.) Activities include:

Additional activities vary throughout the festival, including crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, temporary tattoos and more.

Starting Oct. 4, stay late for The Haunted Trail, which includes a hay ride to the trail entrance, where brave souls are dropped off to explore a frightening quarter-mile loop through the woods, where they may encounter a number of terrifying characters. The Haunted Trail is open Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 4-27. The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze also stay open late while the Haunted Trail is open. Admission is $5/person, children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 417-837-5949. For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.