Saturday, September 21, 2019

Eagle Fork Farms, Moscow Mills

Location: 65 Eagle Fork Ln., Moscow Mills, MO 63362


From the website, "Eagle Fork has been providing memories for families in the area since 1989 when Laura and Charlie Meyer began raising and selling pumpkins on the roadside in their driveway. Laura, with a degree in early childhood education and later a Parents as Teachers Educator wanted to provide an educational experience for children. This led to inviting schools for Hayrides and Field Trips in the Fall. Later they opened a small gift shop specializing in Fall decor. Eagle Fork has grown every year since those early days and now hosts thousands of persons during the fall season."

There is no admission fee and here is everything they offer:
  • Hayrides- $3 Per Person
  • Horse drawn carriage rides - $4 Person
  • Pony rides- $3 Per Person
  • Corn maze- $6 Adult - $4 Youth (12 & Under)
  • Face painting- $3
  • Barrel train ride- $3
  • Eagle fork pedal track- $3
  • Apple cannons $5.00 (FOR 6 SHOTS)
  • Gemstone mining- $4.50 - $20 (Depending on your Choice of Rough)
  • Food stand- (Open Weekends) with Hot Dogs Chilli & Much More
Weekday Activities Include: Kids Play Areas (Slide, Sand Pit, Building Block Box and Animals), Gemstone Mining, Corn Maze (kiddie maze inside too), Pumpkins, Gift Shop & Market. Soda and Water Available also.

NO Food Stand, Face Painting, Pedal Cars, Apple Cannons or Pony rides during the week. We somtimes run the Hayride during the week for field trips.

This is the mining area. Water runs from a wooden water tower through a series of troughs called a sluice. Pour bags of mining "rough" into a screen tray and lower your tray into the trough of water. While you sift and shake the tray, watch as the water washes away the dirt and slowly reveals your treasure. And there's a good assortment of treasures in every bag of mining rough! Choose from Gem & Mineral bags, Fossil bags and Arrowhead bags. After discovering your gems and minerals, use the identification charts to accurately identify exactly what you have found!!

Current year corn maze design

Sand pit

Corn bin

Hen House



Goat pen

Pedal cars




Friday, September 20, 2019

Thierbach Orchards, Marthasville

Location: 18427 State Hwy 47, Marthasville, MO 63357


There are a few different locations for Thierbach, so if you want the place with the "Fields of Fun" and petting zoo go to their Market in Marthasville on Hwy 47. They have an orchard 4 miles down the road, but there's nothing there except the berry patch and peach orchard.

The amenities here include a vine maze, tile maze, rope maze, 2 bounce houses, a slide, pedal tractors, small petting zoo, corn bins, and hay rides for $5 per child age 3 and up.

I was unimpressed with this place. It is run down and there wasn't much to do for the kids. I didn't think what they offered was worth $5. I think toddlers would enjoy it much more than school aged children.

The goats love to stick their head out of the hole in the fence. Hope they don't escape!

Big slide

Honeysuckle vine maze

Tractor rides

I think they could print out a nicer sign than this.