Springtime Village is BACK!
Spring has many heralds in St. Louis: the Cardinals are playing in Jupiter, the Missouri Botanical Garden is sprouting crocus (croci?) and Purina Farms is hosting the Spring Time Village.
What is Springtime Village?
Springtime Village, the Farm’s annual nod to Easter, is back for one week only: April 15-16, 2022.
Registration is $15 per car, and can be purchased online in advance or at the door (while space allows). $2 of every registration fee will be donated to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch and the Franklin County Humane Society — how cool is that?!
There’s plenty of fun for little kids anytime you go to Purina Farms. But Springtime Village is when they have a bumper crop of baby animals to admire and a special visit by Peter Rabbit.
Kids under 12 can participate in the Great Golden Egg Grab by selecting a prize winning egg from a wagon in the Purina Event’s Center. One egg per day will have a “golden” prize of a $50 gift card!
The Bubble Bus, Inflatables and costumed princesses will also be on hand to entertain your kids. All FREE!
For an additional fee you can enjoy a pony ride, get your face painted and of course get some great snacks.
Are there Easter Egg Hunts?
Not this year. Though there is a “scavenger egg hunt” from the wagon ride — sounds like kids will be able to look for eggs on display around the farm without collecting them.
What about the Dogs?
There is a separate event held the same weekend — Saturday April 16th — for dogs! It’s the Doggie Sniff and Search and dogs can “hunt” cheese flavored tennis balls at the main show field. Each dog must be on a leash, be well-mannered and clearly display their rabies tags. (No retractable leashes!)
Tickets for Doggie Sniff and Search is $25 (plus $10 for each additional dog) and includes entrance to the Springtime Village.