Special Events including Superheroes, Pumpkin-Smashing, and Monster Trucks; Aflac Cancer Center Corn Maze; and Family Fun
It’s FALL TIME! Hopefully our Atlanta weather will eventually catch up and bless us with some cooler weather but until then why not grab your family and pack up the car for a mini road trip to Rock Ranch. The kids and I have been visiting Rock Ranch for years and we love how they staff makes everyone feel like their family. I’m excited to announce that Rock Ranch has officially announced their FALL FAMILY FUN DAYS.
Rock Ranch is located in The Rock, GA which is a short ride from where we live but located in South Georgia for those traveling a little further. It’s only an hour south of Atlanta and they recently opened on October 6th for their five-weekend series of events.
This Fall The Rock Ranch has formed a special partnership to recognize the fight against childhood cancer. The 2018 “Encourage” Corn Maze, in collaboration with Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Aflac Cancer Center), will celebrate heroic children and their families as well as their doctors and nurses that provide care. It will highlight a perspective of acceptance and illustrate that children with medical challenges are just children enjoy friendship, fun, and encouragement, jus like everyone else.
I love that a percentage of admission to Fall Family Fun Days will be donated to the Aflac Cancer Center. How awesome is that?
In conjunction with their two programs, during October 2018 Atlanta Chick-fil-A® restaurants are selling “Cookies for a Cause.” Net proceeds of six-count packages of chocolate chip cookies will be donated to the Aflac Cancer Center.
In addition to this family fun destination’s offerings of more than 25 attractions, guests will enjoy special entertainment during themed weekends, including:
October 6 – Superhero Day – Bring the camera for photo opportunities with Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Hope & Will from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 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), and, of course, enjoy the 2018 “Encourage” Corn Maze benefiting Aflac Cancer Center.
October 13 – 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; take in some edu-tainment with Ranger Nick; birds of prey, and archery.
October 20 – Up, Up, and Away Hot Air Balloons – Ride in 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, acrobat shows, and more.
October 27 – “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 3 – National Pumpkin Destruction Day AND Monster Trucks – Destroy pumpkins and cars at this nationally recognized original creation of The Rock Ranch. All things pumpkin will be demolished including the pumpkin cannon, pumpkin bowling, monster truck car and pumpkin smashing shows, a 40 ft pumpkin drop, live music and more. BONUS: monster truck rides* ($6)
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 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta “Encourage” Corn Maze. Bring a same-day church bulletin to receive a discount** on tickets!
Columbus Day – School is out Monday, October 8th! Head to The Rock Ranch for some good, old-fashioned outside fun. Families can enjoy more than 25 attractions for some fresh air and family time.
A day at the farm is filled with action-packed adventure and making memories with a wide variety of activities* to appeal to all ages including pony rides, locomotive train rides, zip lines*, paddle boats, carousel*, cane pole fishing, pedal carts, Farm Land animal zoo, rock climbing wall*, tractor wagon rides, gem stone mining*, a cow train, ball toss, 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.
For families and groups who would like to make it a getaway, a limited number of Farm Stay Houses are available as well as the unique opportunity to sleep pioneer-style in Conestoga wagons. For details, visit https://therockranch.com/farm-stays/.
The Rock Ranch is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at https://www.therockranch.ticketleap.com or at the gate on event days. Saturday tickets are $15/person plus tax. Sunday tickets are $13/person plus tax. Special pricing is available for military, groups, and senior citizens. Annual passes are available for purchase.
The Rock Ranch, located at 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock, Ga., is a 1,500-acre ranch created by Chick-fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathy as a foster home for children. Now, in addition to foster homes, the ranch has evolved into a public destination that serves all families and groups. Its tag line is “Growing Healthy Families.”
For additional information, visit www.TheRockRanch.com, on social media @TheRockRanch, or call (706) 647-6374.