Tractor-pulled hayrides around Veteran’s Park lake are just one of many attractions at the city’s fourth annual Hayride and Family Night.
The city’s fourth annual Hay Ride and Family Night at Veteran’s Park off of Valleydale Road is a pre-Halloween, free family event that has drawn in 6,000 people for autumn fun in years past.
“The Hoover Hayride and Family Night event was created four years ago to offer a safe environment for families with younger children to enjoy a night out at the park,” said Erin Colbaugh, events coordinator for the city of Hoover. “Everyone is encouraged to dress in a family-friendly costume and come and ride the decorated trailers and collect some treats.”
Featuring tractor-pulled trailer beds piled high with bales of hay, the hayride route extends around the lake on the gravel pathway. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Face painting, magicians and balloon artists will all be a part of the fun.
Members of the Hoover Chamber of Commerce also will present to share smiles with Hoover residents.
“During this economy, families are looking for events and entertainment opportunities that are affordable,” Colbaugh said. “The Hoover Hayride and Family Night is the perfect night out! There is no charge for parking, admittance or the hayrides. Many Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce members will be participating in this event and set-up to give away lots of candy and treats to all the children in attendance.”
The event runs Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m. Parking is free at Spain Park High School with shuttles running directly to the park.