Looking to start a yearly tradition with your friends, family or organization? We have just the event for you!  We offer a private hayride with a campfire. This private wagon ride gives your group the chance to relax, bond, create memories and just have fun!

Daytime Hayrides

  • Wed.-Fri. October- November
  • Bendix Woods County Park
  • Begin at 9, 10 or 11 for 2-hours
    $75/up to 80 people
  • Campfire not included. Groups may request a campfire for an additional $35.
Family Passport Hayride

Evening Hayrides

  • Wed-Sun, end of September-November
  • Bendix Woods County Park
  • Begin at 1, 3:30, 6 or 8:30pm for 2-hours
  • $120/up to 80 people
  • Groups are welcome to bring snacks, however, if your group has a campfire and you plan to roast hot dogs or marshmallows, you must bring your own roasting sticks.
  • A picnic shelter is not included but can be rented if available for an additional fee.

Group Hayrides

To schedule a group hayride, please follow the instructions.

  • Please call park staff at 574-654-3155 and schedule an available date and time slot.
  • Once your date and time has been confirmed, thoroughly read, sign and return the Leisure Program Agreement and Waiver of Liability in the Hayride Reservation Packet.
  • Completed agreement along with payment must be received to guarantee your reservation.
  • Please note, due to COVID-19 Pandemic, hayrides are subject to change/and or cancel based on updated information and guidelines from the CDC and the local Health Department. In the case that St. Joseph County Parks must cancel your party due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund.

Fall F.U.N. Hayrides

  • Mon.-Fri., September-October
  • Bendix Woods County Park
  • $125/up to 30 people for 2.5-hours
  • Packages include a leisurely hayride, access to the prairie maze and a picnic site.
  • Also included is a themed one-hour interpretive program. See F.U.N. Brochure for a list of programs.
  • Call 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org to check available dates and times.

Can’t do a private Hayride? Check out our Calendar of Events for more information on public Hayrides.