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Fall Hayrides at various St Louis County Parks – September – November 2014


Fall Hayride Events

Parks are the ideal location to drink in the beauty of our autumn season. There are trees and shrubs that turn colors in every suburb but we are often too busily engaged in our daily pursuits to appreciate the colorful displays they offer. A leisurely drive through a County Park, sitting with your family upon bales of straw, the wind in your hair and the cool autumn breeze pulling forth the odor of Missouri’s woodland offers the most scintillating experience. Each Fall, many park visitors, look forward to St. Louis County Parks’ Fall Family hayrides that are offered throughout many of the parks that one would normally have to walk through to see the splendor of the foliage.

Hayrides Around St. Louis County for Fall 2014



History Hayrides at Faust Park;  (All Ages)


Join us after dark for a hayride around Faust Park. Then wander through candlelit historic homes, where refreshments and storytellers await. Warm up with a bonfire and enjoy live music. Dress for the weather.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  They are available on our website (click online reservations-activities) or by calling Faust Park at 314-615-8328.

Fri and Sat        Oct 10 & 11                6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 pm

Admission:          $10 per person


Fall family hayride at Greensfelder Park (All Ages)


Meet at Mustang Shelter to enjoy Greensfelder Park under the stars. You’ll ride a haywagon through this beautiful evening setting. After your hayride, enjoy roasting marshmallows over an   open fire, sipping hot chocolate and listening to live country music performed by the very talented Robyn Lee. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Call 314 615-5572.

Friday            Oct. 24  6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.   

Saturday      Oct 25  1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

$10 per person


Fall Family Hayrides with Bluegrass Music at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)

Take a 45 minute hayride of the grand old military base. A fun family experience. After your hayride you’ll enjoy roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sipping hot chocolate and listening to George Portz. Call 314-615-8822.

Friday             Oct. 17            6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

Saturday        Oct. 18            6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

$10 per person all ages


Evening Hayride and Music Under the Stars- Lone Elk


Meet at White-Tail Deer Shelter to enjoy Lone Elk Park like never before.  Ride a hay wagon through this beautiful setting and spot Elk, Deer and other wildlife.  Later you can warm up by the fire, roast marshmallows and listen to live music.  See if you can pick out the sounds of Elk bugling in the distance.  Bring a flashlight; lawn chairs are welcome.   Space is limited.  Advanced registration is required.  Call 314 615-4386.

All Ages                     $10/ person                Lone Elk Park


Friday                         10/17                           6:30p.m.

Friday                         10/17                           7:30p.m.

Friday                         10/17                           8:30p.m.

Saturday                    10/18                           6:30p.m.

Saturday                    10/18                           7:30p.m.

Saturday                    10/18                           8:30p.m.



Fall Family Hayride with Country Music- Creve Coeur


Join us for a special evening at Creve Coeur Park.  Enjoy music, marshmallows and hot chocolate.  These hayrides are for people of all abilities, a ramp assisted hay wagon will be available.  Due to limited space on the ramp accessible wagon, those needing accommodations should call only 314 615-8480 to make arrangements.  Advanced reservations are required.  Call 314 615-8480.

All Ages                     $10/person                 Creve Coeur Park


Friday                         10/3                           6:00p.m.

Friday                         10/3                           7:00p.m.

Friday                         10/3                           8:00p.m.

Saturday                    10/4                           6:00p.m.

Saturday                    10/4                           7:00p.m.

Saturday                    10/4                           8:00p.m.



Prairie Hay Ride at West Tyson Park


Pretend you are back on the Oregon Trail with a hay ride through our tall grass prairie. With no street lights or civilization around, this hidden gem in West St. Louis County should provide great star-gazing opportunities. Enjoy music, marshmallows and beverages. Directions: From Route 44 take the Lewis Road exit, follow Lewis north then turn right on Allen Road, follow Allen until it dead-ends at the prairie. Advanced registration is required. Call 314 615-8472.

All Ages                     $10/person               West Tyson

Friday                        Sept. 19         6:30 p.m.

Friday                        Sept. 19         7:30 p.m.

Friday                        Sept. 19         8:30 p.m.

Saturday                   Sept. 20         6:30 p.m.

Saturday                   Sept. 20         7:30 p.m.

Saturday                   Sept. 20         8:30 p.m.



Living History Hayrides at Fort Belle Fontaine   (All Ages)


Late fall at historic Fort Belle Fontaine on a haywagon where costumed re-enactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment is a must-do experience for the history buff and nature lover. Dress for the weather. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Call 314 544-5714 or e-mail

Saturday          Nov. 1             10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Sunday             Nov. 2             12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

$7 per person


Living History Hayrides at Jefferson Barracks   (All Ages)


Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracks with re-enactor vignettes throughout the park. The re-enactors will explain their time period, uniforms and equipment during stops. Space is limited. Advance reservation is required. Call 314-544-5714 or e-mail

Saturday            Sept. 7            11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Sunday               Sept. 8            Noon, 2 p.m.

$7 per person


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