Play Day Farm amusement park returns for second year

By Theo Tate, Staff Writer
Posted 10/21/21

Even the chilly and rainy weather didn’t stop Mandy Harlan and her 2-year-old daughter, Molly, from attending the opening day of Play Day Farm on Oct. 15.

The Jonesburg residents were the …

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Even the chilly and rainy weather didn’t stop Mandy Harlan and her 2-year-old daughter, Molly, from attending the opening day of Play Day Farm on Oct. 15.

The Jonesburg residents were the first people at the second-year amusement park, located outside of High Hill in Montgomery County, when it opened at 3 p.m.

“I wanted to get here before the crowd gets here and before the kids get out of school,” Harlan said. “We didn’t come last year, so we were so excited to come this year.”

Play Day Farm, located at 1014 Booneslick Road, will be open every weekend until Oct. 31 with family fun rides, miniature train rides, refreshments and a five-acre corn maze. It also has new rides such as the Charlie Chopper, the Spider, Pharaoh's Fury and bumper cars.

“It’s good and wholesome entertainment,” Play Day Farm owner Richard Tinsley said.

Tinsley is the owner of Tinsley’s Amusements, Inc., which operates carnivals and fairs at six states across the country – Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the late 1960s, he found some open farm land in High Hill and started his carnival business there.

Play Day Farm opened on Sept. 18, 2020. This year, it brought back rides such as the Cliff Hanger, the Tilt-A-Whirl, Scrambler, Bear-A-Float and Super Slide and a barnyard with animals. Pumpkins are also available for purchase.

Harlan said there was only one ride at the park her daughter really enjoyed.

“She loved the train,” she said.

Play Day Farm was open for four hours on Oct. 15 and eight hours on Oct. 16 and 17. It will open again on Oct. 22 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Harlan said she enjoyed her visit to Play Day Farm since it’s just a 10-minute drive from Jonesburg.

“I love this setup,” Harlan said. “It’s really nice that it’s close to home. I hope they continue to do it every year.”

For rides, visitors can purchase up to three coupons. Each coupon is $1.25 each and the cost for 22 coupons is $20. The train ride will require three coupons.

The cost to get into the corn maze is $7 per person. Sales will end at 6 p.m. each day.

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