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Broemmelsiek Park to Host Hayrides, Fall Harvest Festival

Hayrides and a Hoedown

St. Charles County Parks will be holding evening hayrides at Broemmelsiek Park this fall. Through November 13, guests can enjoy a 45-minute ride on a tractor-pulled wagon through this scenic park near Defiance. Afterwards, a campfire is provided so guests can roast any goodies they choose to bring. The cost is $125 for up to 20 guests.


On Saturday, October 22, a special Hayride Hoedown is planned, with live music from Babaloo. A wagon ride, plus a light dinner and s’mores are provided. The cost is $10.50 per person.

To book a hayride or register for the Hoedown, call (636) 949-7535.


Fall Harvest Festival

Old-fashioned fun is the focus of the Fall Harvest Festival, also at Broemmelsiek Park. The festival runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.


The day will feature live music from the 4th Street Band, crafts, children’s activities and historical games, festival foods and fresh apple cider.

Wreath-making at Broemmelsiek Park

A demonstration area will feature wool spinners, blacksmiths, and the Illinois-Missouri Tractor and Engine Club.


Hayrides are $2 per person, children five and under free. For more information, contact the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at (636) 949-7535 or visit


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