Thursday, October 07, 2010

Pumpkins and Cowboys Set for October 9 at the Rock Ranch

The Official Georgia Day of The Cowboy at The Rock Ranch

This Saturday, The Rock Ranch will host The Official Georgia Day of the Cowboy, as proclaimed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. On Saturday, October 9, The Rock Ranch will pay tribute to the cowboy way with a wide variety of cowboy and western themed entertainment. Guests will enjoy shows by Los Pistoleros, a group of cowboy actors who will rob the train and engage in gun fights. There will be mounted drill teams, quick draw demonstrations, a trick horse, calf roping and other rodeo exhibitions.

The day will feature live music including a concert by rising country singer, Catherine Kimbro and a stage full of performances provided by The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. There will be vendors selling western wear, a Native American station and exhibit from the Atlanta Black Cowboy Museum and a real chuck wagon cooking chili. Also, guests will enjoy participating in the cowboy costume contest. Cash, prizes and trophies will be awarded to those who look the part of “cowboy” or “cowgirl.”

It is also Home School Appreciation Day (all homeschoolers and their parents receive half off the price of admission with proof of home school status). This week marks the opening of The Pumpkin Patch at The Rock Ranch. Hundreds of pumpkins just arrived and will go on sale this Saturday. Families may pick the perfect pumpkin.

Admission is $14 for adults and children (age 3 and under - free). Discount coupons are available at
Chick-fil-A locations through November (while supplies last) and every day is Military Family Appreciation Day – ½ price with a military ID. Guests may also choose to contact the ranch and reserve a camp-fire picnic site for their group during a Fall Family Fun Day. Camp-fire sites are $45 for all day and, with a reserved picnic area, groups are allowed special privileges.

Every Weekend features a unique theme plus standard attractions. The Rock Ranch attractions include: locomotive train rides, pony rides, hay wagon rides, paddle boats, pedal carts, a pumpkin cannon, corn cannons, a corn maze, a petting zoo, “Tiny Town” children’s playhouse village, a giant jumping pillow, an antique tractor museum, cane pole fishing, a corn box, slide hill, children’s John Deere gators, live music, great food, a pumpkin patch, a gift shop and much more. Themed weekends include Hot Air Balloon Rally (Oct 16), Growing Up Green with Bob and Larry of Veggie Tales (Oct 23), The “Not So Spooky” Halloween Fest (Oct 30), Pumpkin Destruction Day (Nov 6) and Experience Nature at The Rock Ranch (Nov 13).

“The goal at The Rock Ranch is to create an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and provide educational and entertaining programs that create positive life memories,” said Jeff Manley, general manager of The Rock Ranch, LLC. The Rock Ranch is a 1,250-acre cattle ranch owned by Chick-fil-A® Founder, S. Truett Cathy.

For more information including driving directions, visit or contact The Rock Ranch at 706-647-6374.

Source and photo credit:  Rock Ranch

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