Looking for a new family fun activity this fall?
Look no further than The Rock Ranch. This 1,500-acre working cattle ranch is located in Upson County, GA, an hour from Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. Gates will open October 5th for a five-weekend series of fall festivals.
Celebrating The Rock Ranch’s 30th Birthday!
This year’s theme for the traditional Corn Maze takes on a birthday party and “80s” theme and celebrates 30 years of history for The Rock Ranch.
As guests wander through the maze in search of the exit, they learn fun facts and historical notes about founder S. Truett Cathy and how The Rock Ranch came to provide 30 years of “Growing Healthy Families.
In addition to the Rock Ranch’s attractions, guests can enjoy special entertainment during special themed weekends, including:
October 5 – Superhero Day
Bring the camera for photo opportunities with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, the Chick-fil-A cow, and real-life superheroes! Don’t miss the live music, superhero costume contests with prizes (come dressed and ready to compete).
October 12 – Great Outdoor Adventure
Experience hands-on interactions with wildlife including alligators, snakes, a red-footed tortoise, hedgehogs, and a bald eagle; meet and greets with Curious George; birds of prey shows, canoe races and archery.
October 19 – Up, Up, and Away Day
Ride in a hot air balloon (tethered rides* weather permitting, $5/child, $10/adult, cash only). Be in awe at the After-Dark Ferrellgas Balloon Glow, stilt walkers, world record-holder trampoline performers, paragliders and more.
October 26 – Not-So-Spooky Halloween
Dress up in your Halloween best and participate in the Costume Contests for people and pups (must be on a leash), trick-or-treating, World Champion Frisbee Dog shows, magic shows and balloon twisting by Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Johns, meet and greets and photo opportunities with Pete the Cat.
November 2 – National Pumpkin Destruction Day
Destroy pumpkins and cars at this nationally-recognized original creation of The Rock Ranch. All things pumpkin will be demolished by methods including the pumpkin cannon, pumpkin bowling, monster truck car, and pumpkin smashing shows, a 40 ft pumpkin drop, and more. BONUS: monster truck rides* ($6-cash only)
The Rock Ranch also offers:
- Sunday Fun Days each Sunday in October – Enjoy all The Rock Ranch has to offer on a crisp Sunday afternoon from zip lining to the 30th Birthday Corn Maze. Bring a same-day church bulletin to receive a discount** on tickets!
- October 14 – Columbus Day – School is out Monday, October 14th! Head to The Rock Ranch for some good, old-fashioned outdoor fun. Families can enjoy more than 25 attractions for some fresh air and family time.
Activities & Attractions:
A day at the farm is filled with action-packed adventure and making memories. Families will enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages, including pony rides, locomotive train rides, zip lines*, paddle boats, carousel, cane pole fishing, pedal carts, live music, Farm Land animal zoo, rock climbing wall*, tractor wagon rides, gemstone mining*, a cow train, sports zone, speed pitch and ball toss area, giant jumping pillow, Tiny Town, and more.
And, the new The Rock Museum, which houses more than 5,000 Georgia gems and minerals, is available for exploring – including a fossil dig station.
What to Know If You Go:
Dates & Times: The Rock Ranch is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning October 5th to November 2nd, from 10 am – 8 pm.
Admission: Tickets can range from $5 to $19.99 based on the season and event. Children younger than three years do not need a ticket.
Overnight accommodations: A limited number of beautifully renovated Farm Stay Houses are available as well as the unique opportunity to sleep pioneer-style in Conestoga wagons. For details, click here.
For more information on discounted pricing, annual memberships and more, visit TheRockRanch.com or follow @TheRockRanch on Facebook and Instagram.
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