September 27, 2013
The Rock Ranch, LLC, a 1,500-acre ranch owned by Chick-fil-A® Founder S. Truett Cathy, will kick off Fall Family Fun Days on Sept. 28, 2013, with a wide variety of outdoor family activities. Kids and parents alike can enjoy a day in the country with acres of room to run and play. There are zip lines, hay rides, Tiny Town (a village of themed playhouses), a locomotive train, a petting zoo, paddle boats, a pumpkin cannon, pony rides, cane pole fishing, live bands, special events, and more. The ranch also offers the challenge of navigating a corn field maze. The theme of their annual corn maze is “Rural Life” and it features the likeness of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, best known for his role as patriarch in the popular A&E series Duck Dynasty. Each Fall Family Fun Day will feature a different theme and unique experiences creating a full day of fun and enjoyment for all ages.
Guests may reserve a campfire picnic site for their group during a Fall Family Fun Day. Campfire sites are $75 for all day and, with a reserved picnic area, groups are allowed special privileges. Overnight camping is available in oversized Conestoga wagons each equipped with 8 bunk beds. This experience is available by reservation. The ranch also hosts birthday parties and tour bus groups.
“The Rock Ranch offers an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and provides educational and entertaining programs that create fun memories,” said Jeff Manley, general manager of The Rock Ranch, LLC. “Throughout the years, we’ve learned to blend our love of agriculture with entertainment to keep people interested and involved in a way of life that our grandparents knew well, but now is in danger of being forgotten.”
September 28 – Hats off to Heroes
Trucks, Helicopters, Bulldozers, Fire Trucks, EMS, Police, Sheriff, Forestry – families will enjoy displays and equipment from these and more community heroes. Public servants in law enforcement, fire, EMS and related fields receive half-off admission for up to 4 guests this special day with professional service badge or ID. Teachers and Home School Educators are half-off this date (up to 4 guests) per school ID or proof of homeschool status. Military families are half-off this and every Saturday with military ID.
In addition to the regular activities, there will be a Photo op with famous U.S. Marshall character “The Lone Ranger.” The annual corn maze opens featuring a rural theme and the likeness of Duck Commander Phil Robertson will be open. The maze celebrates rural life: farming, fishing, hunting, outdoor activity.
There will also be high-school cross country competition with The Rock Ranch 5k – open to the public at 8 a.m. ($25) Plus, families can watch their favorite college football team on big screens in the climate controlled comfort of Truett’s Barn (this and every Saturday in the fall).
The Rock Ranch is open each Saturday Sept. 28 to Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Children 3 and under are free. Admission is half price with a military ID. On September 28th, all public, private, or home school teachers with a valid school ID or proof of home school status will receive half price admission for up to 4 guests. Tickets are sold online or at the gate and discount coupons are available at Chick-fil-A locations. Please visit www.therockranch.com for tickets, campfire site reservations, directions and more details about Fall Family Fun Days. Also, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/therockranch.