By Maria Cook
Traders Point Creamery, a unique locale featuring a creamery, restaurant and store on more than 130 acres of farmland in Zionsville, is offering hayrides this month and in October.
All hayrides include a 30-minute trip around Traders Point Creamery in a tractor-pulled trailer. Family Hayrides, intended for all ages, will be offered Sept. 16, with start times of 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Full Moon Hayrides will start at 8:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 22 and Oct. 26.
Traders Point Farm Manager Macy Stewart said the Full Moon Hayrides were developed to help people appreciate fall evenings on the creamery farm.
“I was standing out in a field with the rest of the farm crew on a beautiful evening and there was almost a full moon. We all just started talking about it,” she said. “We just kind of figured, why not have some hayrides in the evening on beautiful fall nights? When people show up, there’s a bonfire going and depending on the month it is, they can buy some wine, caramel corn, smores, a whole bunch of fall fire food.
“Once everyone is loaded up, we’ll turn the lights down on the tractor and we’ll take off and do a full loop around the farm and a loop around a field. Then we’ll turn the light completely off and you’ll be able to see the full moon.”
Tickets can be purchased online at traderspointcreamery.com/events. Tickets are $8 for Family Hayrides and $20 for Full Moon Hayrides. In the event of rain, hayrides will be rescheduled within one to two days of the original date.