A free, outdoor egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock Ranch. This event, appropriately called The Easter Eggstravaganza, will feature 40,000 plastic prize-filled eggs. Staff and volunteers will spend hours hiding eggs by hand for the event. Age-specific egg hunts will begin at staggered times at different location across the ranch. Groups include: toddlers under 2 years old, ages 2 and 3, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 12 and ages 13 and older. There is no charge for the Easter Egg Hunt, and participants should bring their own baskets. Baskets and other items will also be sold in the gift shop.
Egg hunts begin at 12:45 p.m., but make sure to come early to join in the Easter festivities. The fun begins at 11 a.m. with story time at the log cabin with Harvey Wilson, a local author of Christian children’s books and longtime friend of The Rock Ranch. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny beginning at 11 a.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cameras. The Easter Story will be presented at 12:30 p.m. by PJ Flores, pastor of elementary and fusion (pre-teens) at Mable White Baptist Church in Macon, GA. This event is a collaborative effort with local businesses participating by sponsoring cases of prize-filled plastic eggs. The title sponsor is Zoe Pediatrics of Thomaston, GA.
The Rock Ranch “Cow-A-Bunga” Zip Lines will be open for guests who are not too chicken. These amazing attractions transport guests, at a treetop level, across the corn field and over ponds at speeds of up to 35 mph. A single guest may ride the fast lines for $8 or the long lines for $12.75. The 50 ft. tall rock climbing wall is $5. The Rock Ranch will have 3 concessions locations open featuring their new menus! Options include Chick-fil-A sandwiches, cup-o-ribs, roasted corn, sausage on a stick, turkey legs, roast beef Sundaes, ½ pound hot dogs, chicken salad croissants, kids meals, kettle corn and drinks.
The Rock Ranch U-Pick area and Farm Market and Gifts location (open Monday through Saturday May 22 to November 22) will be open during this event. The Farm Market offers honey from the hives on the ranch, homegrown, steroid-free, antibiotic -free beef, fresh fruit, garden vegetables and their famous homemade strawberry Ice Dream. Families may pick and purchase any early strawberries before or after the egg hunt (while supplies last).
New Spring Season at The Rock Ranch
For the first time, The Rock Ranch is offering a spring season this year. Called ”Spring-A-Ding-Ding,” this new season offers families a fun day trip opportunity during spring break for only $10. The ranch is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday April 1-25 and Saturdays April 26, May 3 and May 10. Initially intended to be a working cattle ranch dedicated to purebred Brangus cattle operations, The Rock Ranch opened its doors in 1994 for school and church groups as well as corporate events and private parties. The purpose of The Rock Ranch is “Uniting families with the land and each other.” For more information about The Rock Ranch, visit www.therockranch.com and www.Facebook.com/TheRockRanch.