Mark your calendar! St. Charles County Parks has an exciting lineup of fall festivities planned this season. For more information about these activities, call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or sign up online at https://sccmo.org/ParksRegistrations.
You’ll enjoy getting lost while trying to find your way out of our three-acre corn maze located behind the Educational Agriculture Area at Broemmelsiek Park. This free, fun adventure takes you through a new maze of twists, turns and dead ends this season. Bring the family out for the challenge from 7 a.m. to 30 minutes past sunset, daily. The corn maze closes at the end of October.
Take a 45-minute scenic hayride through Broemmelsiek Park, and then snuggle up to a glowing campfire for an hour to roast your own treats with your group. Groups of 20 or less may reserve a wagon at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 29. The cost is $125 per wagon. Pre-registration is required. Call 636-949-7535 for more information.
Open House and Pumpkin Drop
Head out to the St. Charles County Regional Airport–Smartt Field for the Open House and Pumpkin Drop event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. Check out experimental and home-built aircraft, view historic military aircraft and vehicles, tour the Commemorative Air Force Museum, and more! At 10 a.m., the pumpkin drop begins! At noon, the WW II B-25 and TBM bombers “carpet bomb” a target with pumpkins. To sign up to participate in the pumpkin drop, call St. Charles Flying Services at 636-946-6066. For a fee, take a ride in a historic Warbird aircraft by contacting the Commemorative Air Force at 636-250-4515. Static displays and aircraft rides are subject to availability. For more information, call the St. Charles County Regional Airport-Smartt Field at 636-949-1893.
Corn Maze and Caramel Apples
Enjoy the beautiful fall season at Corn Maze and Caramel Apples from 3-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Broemmelsiek Park. Challenge yourself and your friends to see who can navigate the corn maze the fastest! After finding your way out, head to the caramel apple station to customize your delicious caramel apple with chocolate, peanuts, M&Ms, Oreos, and sprinkles. Pack your lawn chairs and coolers! Sit back and relax around the campfire and watch the sunset. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.
Hands on Heritage: Gourd Crafting
Design the perfect holiday decoration this season at Hands on Heritage: Gourd Crafting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Paint a snowman or Santa Claus or create your own birdhouse with a gourd! Participants partake in the entire gourd crafting process – from scrubbing the gourd to preparing the surface for crafting. Participants should arrive at 11 a.m. Please bring a lunch. Working times vary, but participants should allow for several hours to complete their gourds. Space is limited! The cost of the program is $5 per person; pre-registration is required. The program is held outdoors under a pavilion. Participants should prepare for cold or warm weather conditions and wear clothing that can get dirty.
Turkey Toss Disc Golf Tournament
Compete for cash and prizes, trophies, and a Thanksgiving turkey at the Annual Blind Turkey Toss Disc Golf Glow Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Indian Camp Creek Park. The contest begins at 5:30 p.m. with a shotgun start! Follow the glow stick-lined baskets that mark the 18-hole course. Top finishers are awarded trophies! The closest to the basket wins a Thanksgiving turkey! A limited amount of LED lights is available to purchase. The cost is $10 per person on the day of registration only. Registration is from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on the day of the event.