hay·​ride | \ ˈhā-ˌrīd \

Definition of hayride

: a pleasure ride usually at night by a group in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck partly filled with straw or hay

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Enjoy hayrides, games, arts and crafts, watch the David Seebach Magic Show, roast marshmallows at the campfire, and enjoy cookies and cider. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fall and winter festivals, fairs and other events in Wisconsin," 13 Oct. 2017 The day includes rides on the Explorer Express train, games, animal encounters, carving demonstrations, hayrides and crafts. Traci L. Suppa, Woman's Day, "9 Illuminating Jack-o'-Lantern Festivals to Visit This October," 29 Sep. 2016 Pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm market, hayrides on weekends, 10 a.m.-dusk through Wednesday, 2754 S.E. Green Valley Road, Auburn; corn maze $7-$10 (253-405-0711 or mosbyfarm.com/pumpkin-patch/). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "66 fun and spooky Halloween events in Greater Seattle," 25 Oct. 2018 Germantown 262-305-7951 Pumpkin picking, corn maze and hayrides. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2017 Guide to fall fun in metro Milwaukee," 28 Aug. 2017 Maine, on the other hand, smells like blueberries, pine wood, and autumn hayrides. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Homesick Candles Smell Just Like Your Favorite Childhood Memories," 21 Aug. 2018 Homestead Animal Farm: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm with hayrides, barnyard animals, children’s exploration area, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28-29, W320-N9127 Highway 83, Hartland, (262) 966-3840; homesteadanimalfarm.com. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Oct. 27-Nov. 2," 27 Oct. 2017 Cecile and Gerald met by chance while volunteering to chaperone on a hayride. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Cecile M. Bienvenue," 20 June 2018 Operations at the farm had been scaled back for years, with most of the focus on the small store and autumn community activities, including hayrides. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "In Bristol, It's The End of The Line For Minor's Farm," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of hayride

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hayride was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of hayride

: an informal event in which a group of people ride for pleasure in a wagon, sleigh, or open truck that is partly filled with straw or hay

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