Boonies Farm is a perfect way to spend the day with kids of all ages. Included in admission is feeding farm animals, hill slide, duck races, spider web, bounce pillow, trike track, barrel train, lookout tower, zipline, hay climbing pyramid, corn pit, tire park, photo opportunities, pumpkins, and wagon rides. Opening September 24th!! For an extra fee, guests can also use the pumpkin/ gourd cannon. If you order tickets online, it is $12.95. $16.95 at the door. 2 and under are free. There is tons to do for the least and most adventurous in a family.
Braeutigam Orchards (Belleville) has been in the family since 1831, but it wasn’t until 1935 that Rollin Braeutigam started raising fruit. Rollie enjoyed selling fruit to his friends so much that he raised more than he could sell! So he decided to take his beautiful ripe peaches to the St. Louis Market. Lester, his son, and Marie, his daughter-in-law, helped him load those peaches in a truck and drove to St. Louis. Unfortunately, they did not realize that the market wanted greener fruit and they did not receive a good price. But Rollin and Lester believed tree-ripened peaches had the best and most appeal. Marie said, “Don’t worry we will just sell the peaches right on the farm!” However, Rollin did not believe that people would leave the main road and drive 1 mile down a dirt road to purchase fruit, but he was wrong. He soon found out that people would go anywhere for great tasting, tree-ripened fruit. Lester continued in the family business of growing and selling fruit with help from his wife, Marie for many years.
DeMange will be operating the corn maze and hayrides, corn pit, bonfires, and night mazes. Opening September 17th!! The cost is $5 per person (Kids under 3 are free).
Heritage Farm and Fruit Trees is a family owned business with a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a kids activity area. Opening September 17th!!- October 31st. Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the pumpkin patch is FREE. The kids activity zone is $5 per child and free for kids under two.
Liberty Apple Orchard is a family owned U-pick Apple orchard with 15 varieties of apples. They are usually open for U-pick guests in late August and their season extends into November. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-4:30pm. They sell gourmet popcorn, Halloween popcorn, apple cinnamon donuts, and freshly-pressed cider. There is no access fee, no parking fee or reservations required. Guests pay only for what they pick.
Mills Apple Farm usually opens in late August for apple picking with tractor rides starting on Labor Day weekend. Hours are 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday and 1-5pm Tuesday thru Friday. Mills has a family atmosphere with apples, peaches, baked goods, sweet cherries, pies, cookies, apple cider, honey, and pumpkins. There is a child friendly area with a three story maze, swings, animals to feed, and space to run. Parking, play area, animals, and the wagon rides are FREE. Mills feels like a visit to grandma's farm where you can relax without constant pressures to pay or crowds.
Relleke Pumpkin Patch Events and Activities are 10am -5pm on weekends. You can pick pumpkins in the two “pick your own” pumpkin patches. Activities include the jungle maze, hay rides, farm animal feeding, pumpkin painting, pumpkin chucker, pyramid, Korny Korral, Sand art, Haunted maze course, camel rides, pony rides, mummy run, pony hop, and inflatable games. Activities are sold by purchasing $1 tickets. They sometimes announce $6 wristbands all day deals on Facebook. Admission and parking are free. Beginning September 25th through October 31st.
Rinkel Pumpkin Farm A small family owned U-pick patch that has a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn stalks, and straw. Admission includes a corn and straw maze, petting zoo, and play area. open from 10am-dusk. Admission is $6 a person. 65 and older are $5. 3 years and under are free.
Eckert's offers seasonally available pick-your-own fruit and vegetables plus something to do during every season.
Grant's Halloween Drive-Thru Witness spectacular spooks and sights from the comfort of your vehicle, as you drive through. Each vehicle with children inside will receive a complimentary bag of assorted candy from the Storybook Sweets gift shop as well as a Scavenger Hunt sheet. Once you check in at the Grant’s Farm parking lot, you’ll be guided through the property to explore the transformed Tiergarten. Encounter spiders, witches, bats... and a few of the Farm’s cute animals: including goats, llamas, cattle and horses. From there, guests will drive through the Deer Park to see the mystical world that lies beyond the shrieking trees. Visitors will be steered through more than eight haunted themes. Families can purchase a Tricks n' Treats Package, Spooktacular Package, or Light-Up Toys.
Great Candy Exchange encourages children to turn in a portion of their unopened Halloween Candy in exchange for chances to win healthy, active prizes. All collected candy will be sent to our troops through the USO of Missouri. The event is free and features interactive performances, face painting, balloon art, prizes, free healthy snacks and more.
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