Hayride

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Hayride on a farm in Northeast Ohio

A hayride, which can also be called a hayrack ride, is an American activity where people go on a ride in an open truck, or wagon pulled by a tractor. Inside of the ride there is hay or straw for the people to sit on. Hayrides in the past were a way to celebrate the Autumn harvest.[1] Hayrides today are usually started to give farms or companies a way to make more money during the fall. Sometimes hayrides are run by companies that help farms set up hayrides for people.[2]

Haunted Hayrides[change | change source]

Hayrides on Halloween are called 'haunted hayrides'. During the fall, a hayride might let people stop near some pumpkins and pick one. These hayrides can put on a show with special effects and actors dressing up as ghosts, monsters, and other spooky creatures. Haunted hayrides attract people who like to get scared, and make money for farms during the Halloween season.[2]

Accidents[change | change source]

Even though hayrides are supposed to be a way for people to have fun, they can also be dangerous. Some hayrides have flipped over or gone off-road, hurting or killing people.[3] Other kinds of accidents happen when hayrides crash into cars or trucks on the road.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jr, Michael Jensen (1986-08-17). "Hayride Celebrates City Harvest". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 November 2016. More than one of |ISSN= and |issn= specified (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Parisi, Albert J. (1994-10-30). "Franchised Hayrides: Halloween Hits". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 November 2016. More than one of |ISSN= and |issn= specified (help)
  3. "3 Injured When Hayride Tips at Pumpkin Farm". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 11 November 2016.