Evening Hayrides Under
the Harvest Moon

A hayride under the harvest moon is a Midwestern tradition.  Every Friday and Saturday evening in October the farm is open from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for individuals, families or groups to enjoy a 30 minute hayride, a warm beverage and fresh Farm made donut, and warm up by a blazing bonfire.
Our hayride is not haunted. 
There are haunted hayrides at other farms in the area, check the internet for listings.

Many couples and families find this a pleasant evening out.

Many organizations such as scouts, church groups, youth groups, neighborhood groups, school bands and choirs find this a nice way to socialize.
 

Reservations are not required, however, if you are bringing a large group please call the farm to let us know you are coming so that we can be prepared with enough staff and food.
Hayrides can accommodate 100 people at a time.  Hay wagons leave the farm as soon as your group is here.  Several tractors are running throughout the night to accommodate all parties. 
 
The cost is
$8.00 per person.  This includes the hayride, the bonfire and 1 beverage and 1 donut per person.  Additional food is available for purchase including beverages and donuts.  You are welcome to bring your own pizza, hot dogs, s'mores or other food.  We have picnic tables in the main shelter or around the bonfire. 
Don't forget the sticks for your marshmallows and hot dogs!

September’s full moon, the Harvest Moon, has a special place in our agricultural history. Through most of the year, the moon rises each day about 50 minutes later than the day before. However, when the autumnal equinox approaches, the difference in rise times drops to about 25 to 30 minutes and even farther north, the difference is 10 to 15 minutes. As the Harvest Moon rises after sunset, it provides extra minutes of light each evening for farmers to work longer hours harvesting their crops. Today, with advanced farming techniques and electric lights, the moon is not as important to farmers as it was.


The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, Blue Corn Moon, and the Elk Call Moon.


In some cultures, individuals whose birthdays fall on or near a harvest moon must provide a feast for the rest of the community. Wikipedia 2012
Please feel free to bring your own blankets.  It can get cold on the hayride.  Remember to dress for the weather so that everyone spends time having fun and not feeling cold!

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