Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Aholt Farms, Augusta

Location: 6133 Augusta Bottom Rd, Augusta MO 63332          636-228-4896


  • Corn Maze
  • Haunted Milk House 
  • Barrel Rides
  • Corn Cannon
  • Pedal Cars and Tractors
  • Face Painting and pumpkin painting- weekends only
  • Hayrides
  • Agri-Land (corn bin with tractor toys and big slide)
  • Straw Tunnel
  • Echo Tower

This place was so cute! They have an admission fee and all the activities are included once you pay to get in. On the weekends, kids under 2 are free, under 12 are $10, and adults are $7.  I went on a Monday and my 4 year old daughter was $8 and I was $5 so my total was $13. The website doesn't say that there is a price difference for weekday vs. weekend, perhaps they should add that.

They have a sink here so you can wash your hands, which I was glad to see after she touched the dirty piggies.

 Cute photo props everywhere

 Petting zoo has pigs, peacocks, cows, chickens, goats, and ducks.

 This is the car track with all the cozy coupes, trikes, and pedal cars

 You can pretend milk this cow

 Field of crops to play with

 Hay tunnel

 Haunted House (not scary)

 Inside the haunted house everything glows in the dark. It's only 2 rooms. 

 Barrel train

 On the weekends they have pumpkin painting and face painting

The kids loved this slide! And look at that view!

 Corn bin
 This room was inside the barn and it looks like it's for private parties

 The hayride was nice, look at these views! 

 It's hard to see but that's the corn cannon

 I felt that we got a lot of activities for our money. My daughter had a great time going from thing to thing. The scenery here is gorgeous and the staff was really nice. We definitely recommend Aholt Farms!

Centennial Farms and Orchard, Augusta

Location: 199 Jackson St, Augusta MO 63332      636-228-4338


We went to this farm on a Monday and walked around. We never encountered a living soul except an old dog. The website said they were open during the week daily from 10-5 so I'm not sure what happened.

 The nice thing about this place is that it is completely free. The website states that their "farm theme play area is geared to children three to ten. There is a play fort with slide, climbing wall, grain bin, straw tunnel and many photo opportunities."

This is obviously the play fort with slide, but I never saw any climbing wall, grain bin, or straw tunnel. There's not much you can do in this fort except go down the slide. I emailed them and asked them where the other activities were in case I just missed them but she said they were absent this year due to a horrible crop. She said they normally have those activities but this year they had to cut some things out of the budget. I feel bad for them! I guess the late frost earlier this year really affected the apple trees. Hopefully they'll be offering more kid fun next year.

 The store had some nice selections

 Wizard of Oz headless characters

 Pumpkin tree

This is a working farm so you can pick apples and pumpkins here during September and October. This place was charming but there was just nothing here for my daughter to do. We went to Aholt Farms next, it was only 5 minutes down the road and they had a ton of kids activities going on. Since they're close together you might want to visit both of them.