Going Out Group

Evening Hayride & Campfire! – 30s & 40s Going Out Group


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*** It’s a great day for a hayride and campfire. See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #4: The event is sold out. If you were unable to secure a spot for this event online, you have the option of “flying standby.” There are usually 6 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash. Tickets are $35 each at the “door.”

UPDATE #3: I will be in front of the Farmers Market (on the benches to the right as you are looking at the big red building) on Davis Mills Road and will check people in at 5:45pm. Look for the red flag (1 foot x 1 foot in size) with the word “ACK” on it! Please account for traffic delays, and please arrive on time! Once we’re on the hayride, there’s no turning back!

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $33. I look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $26 to $33 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. Sept. 16th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I’ll be removing those that haven’t paid by Sun. Aug. 19th. Make payment to lock in the early bird price and your spot (see the “Payment” section of the event posting). If you’ve already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we’ve received your payment (no need to message me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!

Let’s get together for an evening hayride and campfire!

I’ve made special arrangements with a popular orchard in Maryland for this event. We’ll start the evening off with a hayride at sunset around Butler’s farm and then we’ll gather around a bonfire roasting marshmallows and hot dogs!

(Hayride wagon)

We will meet up outside at the Farm Market (on the benches to the right as you are looking at the building). It’s a big red building, we’ll not be able to miss it. I’ll be the one with a red flag (1 foot x 1 foot in size) with the word “ACK” on it. Then we’ll drive together and park at the bonfire site (please do not park at the Farm Market).


We will check everyone in from 5:45 – 6:15pm. Please do not be late or you will be left behind. Don’t forget to account for traffic delays. The hayride will last 35 minutes and will depart the campsite at 6:30pm. Upon returning to the campsite, we will enjoy a roaring campfire where marshmallows, hotdogs, and other treats will be provided for us to roast (veggie dogs can be obtained upon request… see the “Special Needs” section of the event posting)! Please bring your own beverages… alcohol is allowed at the site. The campfire will die down around 9:45pm.

I recommend bringing lawn chairs, blankets, glow-in-the-dark frisbee or football, some spooky stories to share, and your own beverage!

We’ve got an early bird special for this event of just $26! The first 35 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. Sep. 16th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, it will go up to $33. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the “Payment” section of the event posting.

Come join us as we spend a pleasant fall evening with other members from our group!

– J.T


If you need a ride, I suggest posting in the event comment box. Likewise, if you can offer a ride, please also post in the comment box with number of people you can accommodate.


In order to maintain the health and safety of everyone, the venue does not permit dogs.


PayPal account not required. Please follow the steps below (if payment by smartphone doesn’t work, please try your computer). Your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment, and your email receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment (please check your spam folder and email settings). You can also log into your PayPal or credit card account online to verify payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Our events do sell out, so I recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

  1. Select “Yes” (checkmark)
  2. Enter the number of guests coming and click “Finish Payment on PayPal”
  3. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you’re paying for. Modify if appropriate, click “Pay Now” (or “Pay Online Now” button at the top of the event posting)
  4. If you don’t have a PayPal account, enter your payment information
  5. If you have a PayPal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via PayPal


Please be on time. If you are late (arrive after the start time of 5:45pm), you risk the possibility of not being able to join us for some or all of the event. I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation email as a backup (if you are not on the list, you will be required to show it). When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver’s license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say “Welcome, [your account name]” at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP’d under someone else’s payment, please use that name for check-in.


Since this event is paid for in advance, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let me know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date… no refunds will be given after that time. Send me a message via my Meetup profile (do NOT comment on the event posting). Thanks for understanding. =)


Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell / transfer your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale / transfer. Work out any payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send me (the organizer) a message through my Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile link (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). To obtain their Meetup profile link, go to their profile from the mobile website or your computer (not the app), and copy & paste the link from your browser. I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 2:45pm on the day of the event.


If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let me know in advance (a week or more before the event) and I will do my best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile, do NOT comment on the event posting). If you let me know the day of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and I appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!


If it’s light rain, we’re still on. If there’s lightning, we’ll need to reschedule or cancel. Hopefully, if there is precipitation, it will just be a quick passing “summer” rain. If it looks like there might be possible rain, I’ll post an update by 3:15pm the day of the event. If we cancel or reschedule, and you are unable to make the new date, you will get a full refund (please see the “Refund Policy” section of the event posting for full details).

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