It’s time to celebrate Fall at The Rock Ranch, one of our favorite family-friendly destinations just one hour south of Atlanta. Gates open THIS weekend for a five-weekend series of fabulous fall themed events you don’t want to miss.
The Encourage Corn Maze
The 2018 “Encourage” Corn Maze celebrates heroic children, and their families, as well as the doctors and nurses that provide care.
The maze has been done in collaboration with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Alfac Cancer Center) to recognize the fight against childhood cancer.
In fact, a percentage of admission to Fall Family Fun Days will be donated to the Aflac Cancer Center. The Rock Ranch is owned by Chick-fil-A, and area restaurants are getting in on the theme too.
During October, 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.
Fall Family Fun Themed Weekends
The Encourage Corn Maze is just one of 25 attractions at The Rock Ranch. This fall, expect even more 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 – 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)
More Fun at the Rock Ranch
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.
Everyday Fun at The Rock Ranch
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.