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Posted on March 5, 2015
Company Picnics at Faulkner's Ranch
Company Picnics at Faulkner's Ranch
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Call 816-761-5055 or e-mail info@faulknersranch.com with the name of your group and how many will be attending.
We hope to see y’all there!
For more info on our Company Picnic Packages, click here!
Have a great day, y’all!
Posted on September 19, 2014
It is always such a huge compliment when a group chooses to return to Faulkner’s Ranch for their company picnic.  Especially in consecutive years! So, of course, we were thrilled when Multi Service Corporation chose to once again celebrate their employees with us!
A beautiful day for a picnic!
This group is such a blast to host!  Not only are they just super fun people, but they always choose to add on the coolest extras to their parties.
One super special amenity that they added this year was the Kona Ice truck! 
Kona Ice is a great addition to a summer picnic because not only is it delicious, but it also helps your guests to beat the heat.  You can choose from a variety of flavors.  We like to mix them up – our favorite combo this year is strawberry banana.
Every age loves Kona Ice!
This year they also had some fun with airbrush tattoos. Let us tell ya folks, kids, tweens, and teens think that these are the coolest things ever! It’s like face-painting with a bit of an edge.
Another fun addition to this year’s picnic was soaker hose limbo.  The picture pretty much explains it all.
So much fun!
The kids (and let’s be honest, the adults too) also really enjoyed our pedal karts.
Did you know that you can even fish at the ranch?  Guests are always excited to try their hand with our cane poles.  They are nothin’ fancy, but they work! Especially at this picnic – the fish were biting! We do all catch and release so once these big guys are caught, they go back into the pond to keep on swimmin’.
If you weren’t fishing at this picnic then you may have been found playing volleyball.  Our sand volleyball court is always sure to spark up some nice little competition.
This year, Multi Service also chose to bring back the casino tables that they had last year.  These were a huge hit so their employees were really excited to see that they were available again.
Multi Service also had the most intense kickball tournament that we have ever seen.
Of course, they offered some awesome door prizes throughout the day, like this Smokey Joe Grill.  Nothing puts the icing on a fun company picnic like going home with a prize!
Thanks again to Multi Service for coming back to Faulkner’s Ranch!  We loved working with you to create a picnic that once again was fun for everyone!
For more info on how you can treat your company to a fun day at Faulkner’s Ranch, click here!
Have a great day, y’all!

Posted on July 19, 2014
A couple of weeks ago the awesome folks of McDonald’s joined us at Faulkner’s Ranch for their Wet and Wild Company Picnic!
The Wet and Wild Package is one of our four exclusive company picnic packages.  McDonald’s went all out with the activities and we were lovin’ it! (get it?!).
Seriously y’all, this picnic was SO MUCH FUN!
I mean, can we just talk about this awesomeness?!
This is the Surf the Wave Slip’n’Slide Inflatable.  Needless to say, it was such a huge hit with everyone!
But wait, there’s more! Check out this super-fun game.  It’s called Downpour Derby!
Downpour Derby is a one-of-a-kind water game where people of any age pump water as fast as they can to fill the bucket over their opponent’s head! The faster you pump, the sooner you tip the “downpour bucket” on the other person. A “tie” is lots of fun too! This game provides fantastic soaking fun for hot weather parties and special events – it’s a must have for any Wet and Wild Picnic.
McDonald’s also continued the Wet and Wild theme with a good ole fashioned game of leaky bucket and our dunk tank.
In addition to our Wet and Wild activities, their employees also enjoyed our other ranch activities such as the corn cannon, zip-line, cow milking, petting farm, and more!
McDonald’s also celebrated their employees by giving away some awards and recognitions.  Some of these folks have worked at McDonald’s for 41 years – pretty amazing!  There were lots of promotions to celebrate too and what a better place to do that then the company picnic!
Thanks once again to McDonald’s for choosing Faulkner’s Ranch!  We had a blast with you guys!
For more information on our Wet and Wild package, as well as our three other company picnic packages, click here.
Have a great day, y’all!
Posted on July 7, 2014
On June 19th we had a HUGE company picnic for the American Academy of Family Physicians for 800 people.
We were so excited to have them return to the ranch.  Not only because they wore these awesome t-shirts…
…but also because they didn’t let a little rain spoil their fun!
Thankfully it didn’t start to rain until the very end of the party when most of the guests had already left.  So, we took the opportunity to play in the rain with a fun game of water balloon toss.  All of our amazing Ranch Hands even participated.
Speaking of our Ranch Hands, they are amazing.  For those that don’t know exactly what a Ranch Hand is, they are trained to assist at each of our ranch specialties from the zip-line to the mechanical bull and more.  It goes without saying that we couldn’t have the events that we do without them.  Their behind the scenes efforts, friendly faces, and hard work are what make our events run smoothly.
On the day of this picnic, we had 27 ranch hands.  They were so excited to cool off with a fun game of water balloon toss with our guests.
After all, work hard, play hard! 
Can you spot Cowboy Bob?
We are so lucky to be able to work with such fun people! They really are the best!

Thanks again to the American Academy of Family Physicians for once again choosing Faulkner’s Ranch!  We hope to see you again in another two years!

For more info on our fun Company Picnic Packages, click here.
Have a great day, y’all!
Posted on June 30, 2014
Last year we were blown away by Shick’s employee and guest appreciation at their Annual Shick-nic (you can read all about it right here). Well, this year they outdid themselves once again!  Seriously, their employees are so lucky to work for such a cool company!
This year they chose our brand new Country Fair Picnic Package and pulled out all the stops.
First things first, let’s just start with their awesome t-shirts.  Having a shirt specifically for your picnic is a great way to get people pumped about the event.  Plus, they look great in photos!
Speaking of photos, one great idea that they had was to provide a photo-op.  
They had a professional photographer here to take family photos.  Isn’t that awesome?  This is such a great way to show your employees that you not only appreciate them, but the families that support them as well.
Shick went all out with the Country Fair theme.  Of course, no country fair would be complete without some funnel cakes and cotton candy.
YUM!
The yummy treats didn’t stop there. They also had a dessert competition!
The winner for Best Presentation was awarded a $25 gift card to Hy-Vee.
There were some pretty creative (and delicious) cupcakes in the house…
But the Cotton Candy Cupcakes were the grand prize winner!
Our beloved caricature artist, Dean the Machine, was also there to sketch up the guests.
He was a big hit!  Plus, it gave the guests yet another keepsake from the event to take home.
Shick also chose to have a face-painter – that was fun of all ages!
There was a little bit of rain that day, but that didn’t stop everyone from enjoying the ranch activities. We had everything in full swing from our ranch recreation to the duck pond to the zip-line to skee-ball and the mechanical bull (under cover, of course.)
After all, duck races are perfect for a rainy day!
There was even a huge inflatable obstacle course for the kiddos to enjoy!
Our friendly petting farm animals were there too.
Not to mention that they had the most epic egg toss we have ever seen – and we have seen A LOT of egg tosses, folks!
Of course, no Shick-nic would be complete without their Bingo Tradition.  During this they did fun Shick-nic trivia and gave away prizes galore.  Did you know that their picnic tradition spans back to the 1970’s?!
A huge thanks to Shick for once again choosing Faulkner’s Ranch! You guys are AWESOME!
For more information on our four exciting Company Picnic Packages, including our BRAND NEW Country Fair Package, click here!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on June 17, 2014
Our 2014 Picnic Season has just begun and boy, are we already having a blast!
We are so lucky to have the BEST of the BEST clients.  They’re always fun and ready to have a good time.  Summit Technical Solutions is no exception.  This group was SO much fun!
After all, it’s not just any picnic that has their own car show!
That’s right! During the picnic, guests got to display their hot rides.  Picnic goers got to vote on their favorite to win the 1st place prize of a $75 gift card!  How do you even choose among these? 

The car show wasn’t the only exciting thing that happened.  They also took place in our Mini Rodeo (part of our Wild Western Picnic Package)!  They got pretty competitive with the cow milking contest, ranch frisbee, water balloon toss, and a fan-favorite, the Roller Roper.
Got ’em! 

The rest of the party was spent enjoying some delicious food and our ranch amenities.

We’re so glad that we got to kick off our Picnic Season with these awesome people!  Thanks again to Summit Tech for choosing Faulkner’s Ranch!
Banners are always a good idea!
For more interest on our company picnic packages, including our brand new Country Fair Package, click here!

Have a great day, y’all!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner’s

Posted on April 22, 2014
We are excited to announce that we have a brand new Company Picnic package available this year!
We checked in with Cowgirl Christine to catch the latest on this fun new choice.
Why did you decide to do a new package this year?
Each year we like to develop a new themed picnic package.  Many of our picnic clients are repeats so by changing the theme each year gives their guests something new to look forward too.  Each themed package includes food and activities relevant to that theme.  For example, the Wild Western picnic package includes delicious BBQ, the mechanical bull, and a mini rodeo at the end that includes our roller roper, cow milking contest, and ranch Frisbee throw!  Our Wild Western Picnic clients like to take the theme and run with it.  It’s fun to see them encouraging everyone to dress Western for a “Best Dressed” contest or hire a photographer and provide hats, bandannas, mustaches, and other props for fun party pics.  
We are really excited about this year’s new theme, The Country Fair, which is based off of the traditional county fair.
Where did you get your inspiration for this year’s theme?
We drew tons of inspiration for this new package on Pinterest!
One neat idea that we will be doing is hanging pennants on the bandstand for decor.  We will also be encouraging companies to bring their own pennants and banners to hang. 
What can guests expect with the Country Fair Package?
In this package the first hour is spent playing our Midway games with carnival prizes included and enjoying cotton candy, popcorn, and either a fresh squeezed lemonade or root beer float at the adorable stand.
The Ranch J in this package not only plays music but acts as a “barker” during the Midway games, straw hat and all!  
The Country Fair picnic package includes 5 ranch style midway games, but we offer even more on our Ranch Specialties and Extras page. 
Guest should come hungry! What is on the menu?
Food is a HUGE part of any county fair!  That is why we chose to serve cotton candy and popcorn right from the start.  The buffet includes our delicious pulled pork slider sandwiches, nachos, corn on the cobb, and seasonal fruit cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  We have a long list of additional menu choices to consider adding.  One really exciting addition is our new partnership with the Funnel Cake Truck  (listed under FUN Food Additions).  How fun is that to have the funnel cake truck pull up to your company picnic?  We just know that our guests are going to love it!
YUM! (image via)


What other fun activities can guests look forward to?
Of course we included our friendly petting farm animals, adorable pony rides, and moonwalk into the package.  We also decided to include the pedal karts.  We love the pedal karts because the seats are adjustable so they are fun for adults too!  In fact in the third hour of the picnic, those pedal karts will be used for our mini tractor pull!  Yes, the racers will choose a volunteer to be pulled in a little red wagon behind the pedal kart.  The first one to the finish line wins.  
Speaking of winners – everyone loves to win at a cake walk, right?!  Well, we have included a cupcake walk into the package!  We can’t forget about the Pie Eating Contest too.  The Country Fair package guarantees that guests will have a great time from start to finish!
For more information on our how EASY it is to plan a Company Picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch, click here.
For more details on our four exclusive Company Picnic Packages, click here

Have a great day, y’all!
Posted on September 20, 2013
It is crazy to think that our summer picnic season is coming to an end.  We have been so blessed this summer with the most awesome groups that have chosen Faulkner’s Ranch for their celebration.  One of these amazing groups was Lockton Affinity.  On September 14th they held their company picnic at the ranch and boy were the a fun group!
One of our favorite activities that this group did was the potato sack race.  It was intense!
Ready, Set, Go!
Just look at them go!  Those kids may be little but they were some fierce competitors.
Speaking of being competitive, they had a nice little fishing competition too!
They had two divisions to compete in: the kid division and the adult division.  The winners each received a $25 gift card.
Nice catch, Lockton!
When they weren’t competing for some awesome prizes, they were chowing down on some delicious food.  This little cowgirl even got to ring the dinner bell!
This was such a fun event.  Thanks again for joining us at the ranch, Lockton!  Ya’ll were some pretty cool folks!
Sad that picnic season is over?  Well, you’re in luck pardner!  Check out our Fall Picnic Packages!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on September 16, 2013
Recently we were privileged to host the fine people of Cargill for their company picnic.  Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.
Since Cargill is all about providing food, it was fun that day to turn the tables and feed them.
And feed them we did! Just take a look at their buffet.  Everyone was really excited to dig in… 
One great idea that anyone can take from this picnic is that they made sure to provide a vegetarian option.  This is always good idea.  Even if none of your employees are known to be vegetarians, their guests might me so it is always courteous to provide at least a few meals.
Speaking of courteous, the next thing they did just blew our mind.  They requested to have to-go meals prepared for the employees that couldn’t attend due to having to work.  Isn’t that awesome?  That is truly a great way to show employee appreciation.
By the way, did we mention that it was really hot that day?  Well, this group had no problem staying cool with all of the fun water games and activities.  Just check out the line for the dunk tank:
It was to dunk their manager.  Everyone wanted a chance at that!
Of course, there is no better way to stay cool than some yummy ice-cream.  There was no shortage of that with this awesome ice cream bar.  It had everything you needed to made a delicious sundae.
Talk about a great day!  Thanks again Cargill for choosing Faulkner’s Ranch to treat your employees!
Did you know that we have special Fall Picnic Packages for Pumpkin Season?

Have a great day, ya’ll!


Posted on September 10, 2013
Back in July we had the privilege of hosting the great people from Multi Service Corporation for their summer company picnic.
This picnic was one that was fun for everyone!  They included so many different amenities that gave guests of all ages something to do.  You might recall their cool airbrush tattoo station?  Oh, and their Kona Ice experience which got great reviews!
But wait, there’s more!
They even had a Texas Hold’Em tournament! We provide two poker table tops and the lovely Katie Tigerstrom set up the tourney.  In addition to poker, there were also roulette and blackjack tables.  The guests really enjoyed these gaming tables and loved gambling for some big prizes in the air-conditioned banquet barn.  A big thanks to our friends at Jacks and Aces.  They never fail to provide us with the best skilled and personable dealers.  They are so friendly and are awesome at instructing guests of all ages how to play.
Of course, no picnic would be complete without lots and lots of delicious food.
Just check out this menu…
There was something for everyone!
If you weren’t chowing down or enjoying some friendly gambling, you could probably be found playing volley-ball, riding the zipline, fishing at our pond, or playing one of the countless games hosted by our “Ranch J.”
This was such a fun day!  Thanks again to the awesome people at Multi Service for choosing Faulkner’s Ranch!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

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