By MARK EVANS
Carla Fischer (along with her family Bob, Claire, and Sam) believes there will be something for everyone at the Bloomsdale Fun Farm.
The destination spot will hold its grand opening Sept. 18-19 and will be open each fall. “Our goal is for people to enjoy themselves all day and leave with a smile,” Fischer said. Located at 11803 Carron Road in Bloomsdale MO, the attraction will sit on a pristine piece of wooded land. It will offer a wide variety of activities, including a corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkins, walking trails, tricycle tracks for young and old, putt-putt golf, giant jumping pillow, cedar playhouses including one with a slide, tire pyramid, gaga ball (akin to dodge ball), nine-square (a combination of four square and volleyball), sand diggers, lots of swings, tipi with bonfire, and great music. For an additional fee of $5.00 guest may choose to shoot their apple cannons at designated targets.
During cool weather, visitors may sit around a roaring fire inside an authentic Native American tipi, 24-foot in diameter, with poles 27 feet tall. There are also four mechanical rides, a trackless train and wagon rides through the farm. Fischer will also have a petting zoo with goats, chickens and two miniature Mediterranean donkeys.
Plenty of food will be available, including smoked meat, hot dogs, bratwurst, nachos, kettle corn, beer, wine products and more.
Fischer comes into the enterprise with plenty of experience.
“For the past 18 years I’ve been working for another farm, doing all their amusement rides,” she said. “Then with COVID, I was off for a year. During that year I kept wondering what we should do. Then I remembered that we owned this property. So, I said it’s time we start doing our own thing, closer to home.”