Category Archives: Kids Events

Posted on May 13, 2017

One of the best things about Faulkner’s Ranch is the variety of activities for guests of all ages. And there are opportunities for EVERYONE to participate no matter what your skill level may be.

Every Picnic Package includes what we call Ranch Recreation. These traditional tailgate games are placed around the property for the enjoyment of all of our guests.  Many of the games can be played either as individuals or as teams.  We’ve seen some pretty competitive Corn Hole games and intense Jenga challenges here at the Ranch!

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Enjoy these activities during your visit:

  • Horseshoes
  • Hillbilly Golf (Ladder ball)
  • Washers
  • Giant Jenga
  • Duck Races (Don’t worry – the ducks aren’t real ☺)
  • Connect Four
  • Volleyball
  • Corn Hole (Bean Bag toss)

 

There are also organized games and DJ Games that your company event coordinator may select for your picnic.  You might find yourself involved in an epic pie eating contest, tug ‘o war or learn a new skill roping a calf. (Again, don’t worry.  The calf won’t get hurt because it’s made of steel!)

Ranch Rec Games 2

Playing at Faulkner’s Ranch is definitely an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary with your friends and co-workers!

To learn about our four super-fun picnic packages and how you can throw an awesome company picnic for your employees, visit our website today!

Faulkner's Ranch Company Picnic Packages

Posted on July 27, 2016
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Sure, company parties in the summer are great, but if you missed your summer window there’s still time to book a wonderful event this fall! Whether business is doing great, or employee morale needs a boost, hosting a company picnic or party is a great way to show your employees that you appreciate them.

But did you know that fall at Faulkner’s is one of the best seasons to host corporate events? That’s right! Check out these five reasons why.

Ready to book your company event? Take a look at our brand new Pumpkin Season packages!

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1. Pumpkin Season at Faulkner’s Ranch

Pumpkin Season 3-faulkners-ranch-kcWhat could be more festive than a month-long event that provides daily seasonal activities, food and entertainment? Faulkner’s Ranch celebrates Pumpkin Season for the entire month of October, which makes it the perfect venue for your fall company party!

Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery and the pumpkin festivities all October long at Faulkner’s. Contact us today to schedule your next corporate event and make sure it will be a hit!

2. Weather

Kansas City fall weather alone is enough reason to plan a party! Between the changing leaves and the perfect temperature, what more could a party planner ask for? Nature provides a beautiful atmosphere without anyone lifting a finger, and it also provides a fun theme for your party without much effort at all.

3. Fall Food

single-marshmallow-roastingWhether it is pumpkin spice everything or flavors reminiscent of a Thanksgiving feast, the pure joy that comes from fall-themed foods is unbelievable. Pay special attention to your menu, and guests will never want a party any other time of year!

Faulkner’s offers mouth-watering barbecue, fresh baked pumpkin spice donuts, hot apple cider, and even gourmet s’mores! We also have bar options for those who want to kick up the fun. Just a few more reasons why choosing Faulkner’s makes for a fun and festive fall venue.

4. Availability

Fall is the perfect time for a company party – children are back in school, the holidays haven’t hit yet, and aside from the week of Thanksgiving, families rarely go out of town.

Faulkner’s has tons of opportunities for booking company parties because we allow your party to enjoy the ranch while it’s open to the public! This allows for large groups and is a great way to get your company’s name in the public eye. We offer three unique packages and an on-site manager to ensure your experience is top notch.

Related Read: 5 Quick Tips for Increasing Company Picnic Attendance

5. Fun For Everyone

Emelia-KC-Royal-Pumpkin-faulkners-ranch-kcFall is great for company parties if for no other reason than it being Human Resources approved! Hosting a harvest party is all-inclusive, no matter a person’s background or beliefs. Also, hosting a company party at Faulkner’s is great for including families. With our wide range of fun activities, we have something for everyone, which makes us the perfect venue for celebrating everyone at your company!

Related Read: 4 Reasons Your Company Needs an Annual Picnic

 

But wait — It doesn’t stop there. Faulkner’s Ranch also hosts holiday parties! Visit our website today and check out the fun your company could have at Faulkner’s Ranch!

 

Posted on November 7, 2014
We’ve got something exciting underway!
If you came out to Faulkner’s Ranch this Pumpkin Season, you might have noticed a little construction going on…
Welp, what you were seeing was the beginning of our
BRAND NEW CATERING KITCHEN!

Food brings people together and we love the catering team that we have assembled.  We have put a lot of time, energy, and most importantly love into the menu items that we serve.  

That is why we are so excited to build this catering kitchen so that the food can be prepared and served fresh adjacent to the banquet barn and picnic pavilion.  This kitchen has been designed to suit our needs based on the specific menu items we will serve.  It will even have a smoker built right into the kitchen to permit smoking food in any weather from the comforts of inside!  How awesome is that?!  But wait, it gets better!  It will also have a concessions area to service that need during our Pumpkin Season.  Thankfully it’ll be done way before next year’s Pumpkin Season.  In fact, the catering kitchen will be ready to use just in time for our Holiday Parties
Needless to say, we are so, so, so excited about this new addition! We can’t wait for you to experience all of the yumminess that it will bring!
Have a great day, y’all!
Posted on October 23, 2014
It’s time to meet the next star of our Star Spotlights and let us tell you folks – this guy is going places! 
Most of your already know him and love him…
Meet Reggie Gray 
aka
Reggie Regg the Magic Man!
Reggie is one of our favorite stars here at Faulkner’s Ranch!  We can always tell when he has taken the stage because of the roars of laughter coming from that direction.  His show is hip and hilarious! Not only that, but he is truly inspiring, as you see from his little Q&A below.

That’s right, we were able to catch up with Reggie in between shows and TV tapings to find out a little more about our favorite magic man.

Hi Reggie! Can you tell us what people can expect when they come to see your show at Faulkner’s Ranch? 
Reggie Regg the Magic Man will be starting at 11am – noon by making amazing balloon creations for the kids- dogs, flowers, teddy bears, swords and much more! By 12:15pm its “SHOWTIME” with a 30 minute action packed show including magic, live animals (dove and rabbit), audience participation, age appropriate comedy, and LOTS of FUN! At the end of the show the kids will even be allowed to hold the dove and pet the bunny!
We have to ask, how did you start learning magic?
After having a magician at my 6th birthday party I was hooked! With the support of my parents and the community I got my first magic kit and started practicing on my peers and neighborhood kids. By the age of 12 I was a professional “kid” magician performing throughout Baltimore, MD. My mom was my chauffeur until I was able to drive myself at age 16, lol!  

You’re a big TV star now! Can you tell us a little about H3TV?
H3TV is a pioneering movement which is sweeping across the country. Our kid’s TV show is called “Keep It Moving” and its TV you watch on your FEET! Its all about keeping kids physically and mentally ACTIVE through our original music, products, and entertainment. Our partners include the Lebron James Family Foundation, Science City, the College Basketball Experience, and US Toy just to name a few! The first episode can be watched at www.H3TV.com OR Time Warner “On Demand” starting in November. Lebron James himself is even in the 1st episode!

If you could tell your audience one thing, what would it be?
This could possibly be the last year that Reggie Regg the Magic Man is available at local events! Make sure to come out to Faulkner’s Ranch to see what all the HYPE is about! Award winning entertainment with positive messages to motivate our youth!

We definitely need more of that!
Don’t miss Reggie Regg the Magic Man at Faulkner’s Ranch this upcoming weekend, our final weekend of Pumpkin Season!  He’ll be performing around the ranch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm, with his comedy magic show at 12pm both days.
For a complete performance schedule and details, click here.
To follow Reggie on Facebook, click here.
To follow Reggie on Twitter, click here.
Have a great day, y’all and Happy Pumpkin Season!

Posted on October 12, 2014
We are SO SO SO excited to tell y’all about the next star on our Star Spotlight series.  
He is Kansas City’s best kid’s rocker, Jim Cosgrove, 
or as you know and love him, 
Mr. Stinky Feet!
Jim is one of America’s leading family entertainers. It’s no wonder that both young and old adore his shows. His concerts are high-energy, full of audience interaction and laughter.
While Jim grew up in Kansas City, he has since seen the world.  He has traveled North America and Europe sharing his message of hanging on to the wonder of youth and loving yourself and your neighbors.  Along the way, he’s released seven CDs and two DVDs!  In addition to these award-wining and critically acclaimed accomplishments, he’s also performed twice at the White House Easter Egg Roll and co-founded Jiggle Jam, the country’s largest family music festival. 
Speaking of family, Jim’s family is an integral part to his success.  His wife, Jeni, is his booking agent and tour manager.  Their daughters, Lyda and Willa, (who we feel like we’ve watched grow up before our very eyes), are also a part of the traveling team and even perform onstage sometimes! 
Jim and his family, Pumpkin Season 2012
Jim has been performing every year at Faulkner’s Ranch since way back when we were located over on Chipman Road.  So, you can imagine just how excited we get every October when he returns to give our guests an amazing, one-of-a-kind concert!
Even though he is busy, busy, busy with concerts, we were able to catch up with Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove for a little Q&A.
Howdy Mr. Stinky Feet! Can you tell us what people can expect when they come to see your show at Faulkner’s Ranch?
Kids are the stars of my show, not me! My show is a fully interactive jam that involves the whole family. As I always say, “A family that rocks together, rocks!”
How did you get started writing songs for kids?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid – stories and poems mostly. I started writing songs when my nieces and nephews were young and they liked them, so I started to sing them for other kids. Now, I get to write for my own daughters.

What is your favorite song to perform?
That’s a tough one. It’s like asking me which child is my favorite. I guess it depends on the day and the audience, but any song that gets families engaged with each other.

If you could tell your audience one thing, what would it be?
Sing and dance every chance you get, even if it’s in the cereal aisle at the grocery store!
Thanks, Mr. Stinky Feet! You’re the best!
We are so excited that Jim will be performing at Faulkner’s Ranch this Sunday at 1pm for our Sound of Music Weekend.  The concert is included with admission, so come on by for a great show!
Mr. Stinky Feet and Sheriff T. Texas Terry, Pumpkin Season 2013
For a complete performance schedule, click here.
For more info on the amazing Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, click here.
Have a great day, y’all! Hope to see you out at the ranch soon!

Posted on October 4, 2014
This weekend is Grandparents Weekend at Faulkner’s Ranch.  So as part of our Star Spotlight series, we are super excited to introduce you to one of the sassiest and funniest ladies we know, Mary White, or as you know her, Granny Oops!

 Granny Oops is not your ordinary Granny. She always has something to share on just about any subject! From storytelling and magic, she delights kids and adults as she presents her program on Grandparents and how special they are.  With a mixture of magic and fun, her show is sure to put a smile on your face.

This will be Granny Oops 3rd year at Faulkner’s Ranch and we are so excited to have her joining us once again!  We were even able to catch up with her for a little Q&A.



Hi Granny Oops! We are so excited to have you back at the ranch this year.  For those who have never seen your show, can you tell us what they can expect?
People can expect to see a program that shares about how great Grandparents are.  I will be entertaining with a little magic and storytelling and all the time sharing about what special things grandparents do and give us. 





What is your favorite thing about performing at Faulkner’s Ranch?
My favorite thing about performing at Faulkner Ranch is how nice all the people are there.  I love the time I get to spend at Faulkner’s Ranch and there is no better time than Fall!



We just have to ask, what is your favorite fall treat?
I love all fall treats, from pumpkin pie and apple cider, to a big bowl of chili. 


If you could tell your little audience members one thing, what would it be?
If I could tell my audience members one thing it would be “Life is a gift so enjoy each day” and “don’t get hung up on the little stuff”.

Such great advice!
For more wonderful lessons, stop on by and see Granny Oops this weekend!
You can find her roaming the ranch on Saturday and Sunday with a special show at 1:30pm both days.

Also, to show our appreciation for grandparents, all grandparents will receive 1/2 off admission with the purchase of a grandchild’s admission.

For more info on Granny Oops (aka Mary White), visit her Facebook page or click here.

Have a great day, y’all!

We hope to see you out on the ranch this weekend!
Posted on October 2, 2014
This year we are so excited to launch a brand new blog series, Star Spotlights.
After all, we are so fortunate to get the chance to work with and showcase the finest talent that Kansas City has to offer during our annual Pumpkin Season and it’s about darn time that y’all got to know them a little better! 
First up, is the most hilarious, wild, talented cowboy we know…
Meet Terry DaVolt, 
or as you know and love him, 
Sheriff T. Texas Terry!
Terry has been entertaining audiences all around the world since 1983 and has been performing for the Faulkner Family for over 25 years! 

His love for entertaining began when he picked up a book at the town library called “How to Juggle.”  From there it was clear that entertaining was in his blood! He even went to Clown College! That’s right, he attended the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.

Fun Fact: Terry became the only “walk on” student in the history of the famous circus. He showed up the day before Clown College started, no audition or prior acceptance, and impressed the Dean so much with his passion and desire to perform that he was accepted on the spot!  How awesome is that?

There’s no clowning around though when it comes to this man’s talent.  Since his clown college days he has traveled around the world showin’ off his stuff! He has toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Brooks & Dunn’s Neon Circus & Wild West Show Summer Concert Tours, performed at President Reagan’s White House Easter Celebration, and much MUCH more.  For the full list of his jaw-dropping resume click here
So, it goes without saying that we have been beyond blessed to have had the chance to work with T. Texas Terry for all of these years.
He’s a busy, busy man, sometimes being on the road as much as 231 day a year!  However, we were able to catch up with him for a little Q&A on what you can expect when you come see him this Pumpkin Season!
Howdy Terry! Can you tell us what people can expect when they come to see your show at Faulkner s Ranch?
My T. Texas Terry Comedy Wild West Show will have lots of laughs, audience participation and high energy fun with the wild west skills of rope spinning, whip cracking and even music with the world’s first cowboy musical instrument!

Speaking of your show, you do so many awesome tricks.  What is your favorite trick to perform?
My most favorite trick is putting smiles on little kids faces!  My two other favorite tricks are doing the Texas Skip with my big lariat and then cutting a flower in half from my mouth with a bull whip!

Any advice to little cowboys and cowgirls?
You can accomplish anything if you’re willing to stay in school, always believe in yourself and never, ever give up on your dreams!
Terry, you’re just the best in the Wild Wild West!

You can catch Sheriff T. Texas Terry’s shows every Saturday and Sunday at Faulkner’s Pumpkin Ranch (except for October 18th)!  Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!
For a complete schedule of show times, click here.
For more info on Terry DaVolt, click here.

Have a great day, ya’ll!
We hope to see you out on the ranch this October!
Posted on
This week has been super exciting for three reasons…
1. The Royals and the Chiefs won this week!
2.  We celebrated our three-year blogiversary.
and perhaps the most important of all…
3. Pumpkin Season has officially begun!
That’s right! We swung open our gates bright and early this morning for our 2014 Pumpkin Season! We couldn’t be more excited about everything that we have in store this October.  It’s gonna be a super fun month!
For our complete Pumpkin Season event schedule, click here
Plus, be sure to check back here for some fun new blog series coming up.  Starting tomorrow we’ll be showcase our amazing talent with our Star Profiles series.  We’ve also got some fun behind the scenes news, as well as some brand new pumpkin ideas and recipes.  You won’t want to miss it!
Hope to see y’all out on the ranch this October!!

PS – Be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page to stay current on the latest ranch news and events.  Right now we even have a contest going to win a VIP Pumpkin Season experience.  Check the top of the page for details!
Posted on September 18, 2014
Y’all, today is your lucky day!  Today you get to meet one of the most awesome behind the scenes gals here at Faulkner’s Ranch.  
Meet Jennifer Flint aka JJ!
JJ has been with us for a few years so we thought it was about darn time that y’all get to know her.  Plus, today is her birthday!! What a better day to celebrate JJ than today!
Anyway, we asked her some questions for the old bliggity blog.
Check out here answers right here!
1.  Howdy JJ, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I have been working at the ranch for nearly 2 years now – I think I’m officially “adopted” into the Faulkner’s family?! I’m originally from Saint Louis, MO. I am married and have 4 children (future ranch hands) and we live in Lee’s Summit.  I love to exercise and spend time outdoors with the family!
2.  What is your job at Faulkner’s Ranch?  My job at Faulkner’s is hard to define – I would say an assistant is probably best. I help support the team – that’s what I do best!
3.  What is your favorite/most rewarding part of working at Faulkner’s Ranch?  My favorite and most rewarding part of working at the Ranch is seeing people/customers happy to be here relaxing and having a good time with their friends and family. No matter what the event – field trips, weddings/receptions, picking out a pumpkin – everyone arrives and leaves the ranch happy – and that makes me happy!
4.  You get to work with lot of awesome guests at the ranch so you must have some fun stories.  What is one of your favorites?  We just hosted a wedding reception recently here at the ranch and had a really special moment with the guests. Near the end of the reception, our DJ played “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – and every guest was on their feet, holding hands, singing and dancing around the barn! They even grabbed our staff members to include in the fun! It was a really special moment to watch a family come together like that in celebration.
5.  What are you looking forward to the most at Faulkner’s Ranch for the rest of 2014?  For 2014, I’m most looking forward to watching the business expand. I’ve been here for two years – and known the Faulkner’s personally for years – and it’s amazing to watch their business grow and flourish. They are a wonderful, hard-working family and they love what they do. I am grateful I get to be a part of getting the word out about the Ranch!
6.  Of course, we have to ask…what is your favorite country song?  Ok – the hardest question of them all – but I have to go back to a great party song – “Country Girl, Shake It for Me.” It’s hard to pick just one – but that always gets the boots on the dance floor!
We are so lucky to have JJ as a part of our Faulkner family!  Happy Birthday, JJ!  You’re the best!
Have a great day, y’all!

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