Some popular features of hayrides can include either harvest- or Halloween-related activities. For the fall or harvest season, a hayride may include riding on a wagon through a farm and viewing its agricultural features. This type of hayride may be for educational purposes, such as a school tour for students, where a guide provides information on the different types of plants or animals found on the farm.
In the fall, another type of hayride that is popular can include a special activity, such as stopping at a pumpkin patch and picking pumpkins. During spring and summer months, a hayride through a farm field can include picking strawberries or blueberries.
The Halloween season is a very popular time for haunted hayrides. These involve a group riding on a tractor-drawn wagon that goes through wooded areas. Some of these hayrides can feature a headless horseman and many other scary special effects.