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Join Ringgold County Conservation and the Ringgold Conservation Foundation for the fifth annual Holiday Lights in the Park event at Poe Hollow Park (2434 State Hwy 2 – Mount Ayr).
This year’s displays are the biggest, brightest and best yet. Ringgold County Conservation staff has been working tirelessly to turn our park into a must visit destination for the holidays so visitors can enjoy a drive through Poe Hollow Park, marveling at the lighted displays in our winter wonderland.
A huge thank you to our display sponsors this year. You will be able to view their displays located in the campground and vote on your favorites. Display Sponsors include: AgriVision, Country Blossoms, Edward Jones – Justin Cole, Eighmy Friedrich Monument, Infinity Health, Mount Ayr Lions Club, Munyon Plumbing and Heating, Pioneer – Bishop Farms, Mount Ayr FFA, Mount Ayr United Methodist Church Youth Group, Precision Building – Matt Henle, Ringgold County Hospital, Ringgold County ISU Extension, Mount Ayr Record News, Preferred Properties and South Central Iowa Realty.
Poe Hollow Park gate fee is $10/vehicle for each drive through. Due to arches and tunnels, no vehicles over 8 feet tall will be permitted.
All money raised from this fundraiser will go to the Liberty Lake Development Project.
New this year, Ringgold County Conservation is excited to announce the option to purchase season passes to the Holiday Lights in the Park 2022. Season Passes will be $50 and offer you unlimited entry into the Holiday Lights in the Park event for all regular dates (with the exception of the Holiday Hay Ride December 21).
Please call the Ringgold County Conservation office at 641-464-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lighted Park gates are open from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. for the following dates:
December 3 – Vendor Fair/Leading Lions 4-H Soup Supper at the Nature Center
December 10 – Pheasants Forever Wild Game Feed/Grinch at the Nature Center
December 17 – Santa and Mrs. Clause at Nature Center
December 18 – FREE night for group homes and nursing homes. (Nature Center NOT OPEN)
December 21 – Lighted Park NOT OPEN to regular vehicle traffic due to Holiday Hay Rides.
RCCB to offer
Holiday Hay Rides
Ringgold County Conservation is excited to offer a new and exciting way to view the Holiday Lights in the Park this season.
Join us on an open hay rack ride through the Holiday Lights in the Park at Poe Hollow Park.
Participants will meet at the Dragoon Trace Nature Center (Nature Center not open) and receive hot chocolate before getting on the hay rack for the festive holiday ride that will feature holiday music through your lighted journey of Poe Hollow Park.
Bring your own blanket to cozy up in for the ride. Be weather prepared and dress appropriately.
Festive Holiday Hay Rack Rides will be offered on December 21 with a snow date option of December 22 in the event of hazardous weather.
Please be aware – no refunds will be offered. Make sure you are available for both dates, December 21 and 22, in the event of poor weather before purchasing your tickets for the Holiday Hay Rides. In the event of severe extended weather concerns, we will offer another date for this event after hazardous conditions have cleared.
Hay Rack Rides will leave at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the Dragoon Trace Nature Center with limited seating available. Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Hay Rack Rides costs:
$10/person – 13 years and older
$5/Person – 12 and under
In the event all seating sells out, there may be other dates and times added by availability. Tickets may be purchased on mycountyparks.com starting Friday, November 18.
All proceeds will benefit the Dragoon Trace Nature Center.