October 8, 2015
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636.949.7535 or cell 636.795.1137
St. Charles County, Missouri – Enjoy an old-fashioned hayride at Broemmelsiek Park, 1795 Highway DD, Defiance, MO 63341, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday through Nov. 15. Groups of all ages can enjoy the fun of a hayride without traveling miles from home.
Two tractor-pulled wagons take guests on a 45-minute ride through tree-lined fields of the park. Afterwards, participants may enjoy sitting around a glowing campfire for an hour to roast their own treats. Guests may also bring non-alcoholic beverages, but glass containers are prohibited on the wagons or at the campfire site.
Advanced reservations are required by contacting the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636.949.7535. The cost is $125 per wagon with a maximum of 20 people. Hayrides may be reserved for 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Fridays and 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to the group hayrides, individual families and small groups can also join in the fun of a Hayride Hoedown at Broemmelsiek Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. Guests will experience a 45-minute wagon ride through the park, along with a light dinner, s'mores, and the foot-stomping, knee-slapping performance of Babaloo, a one-man musical comedy act suitable for all ages. Sessions are offered at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m., and are limited to 40 participants per session. Cost for this special event is $10.50 per person, and advanced reservations are required. To register your family or small group for the Hayride Hoedown, call the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at 636.949.7535.
For more information about park programs and special events, visit the St. Charles County Parks Activity Calendar online at www.stccparks.org.