September 27, 2012
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator at 636.949.7535 

Enjoy an old-fashioned hayride with family and friends at Broemmelsiek Park (1615 Schwede Rd., off Highway DD/Winghaven Blvd. near Wentzville), every weekend through Nov. 18.  Groups of all ages are welcome to 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 can enjoy sitting around a glowing bonfire 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 or visiting  The cost is $125 a wagon with a maximum of 20 people per wagon.  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 Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.  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.

Cost for this special event is $10.50 per person, and advanced reservations before Oct. 19 are required.  Sessions are offered at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m., and are limited to 40 participants per session.  To register for the Hayride Hoedown, contact the Parks Department at 636.949.7535 or visit