a pleasure ride or outing, usually at night, by a group in an open wagon or truck partly filled with hay.

1855–60, Americanism; hay + ride

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In the evening guests can enjoy a bonfire, a hayride and campfire singing.
Your admission fee includes a hayride and cup of food to feed the animals, and
  pony rides are available for an additional fee.
Following a spooky hayride, you will make your way through a winding maze
  filled with live actors and special effects.
Guests have the option of taking a hayride around the farm where they will be
  serenaded by a guitar playing singer.
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