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 17, 2013
Let us tell ya somethin’, folks!  When it comes to Team Building, Black and Veatch’s marketing department does not mess around.  We had the privilege of hosting their team building event at our ranch and they were one of the most fun (and might we say competitive) groups that we have ever had.
Just take a look at some of the fun ranch chores we tested them with!
First things first, there was fishing!
Here they came, ready to see who could get the biggest catch…
It was the perfect day for fishing.  Absolutely beautiful and the fish were bitin’!
This cowboy earned 100 points for his team for catching the first fish.  Way to go!
Then there was some Duck Racing that they were very competitive about.
Who knew that little rubber duckies could bring out that side of people? ;o)
By the way, don’t you love their cowboy hats?  So festive!
Let’s not forget about the water balloon toss, a perfect way to stay cool on a hot summer day…
Great catch guys!
Of course, no Ranch Team Building would be complete without some goat dressing.
Don’t worry – no goats were harmed in this event.  They actually don’t mind it one bit!  Perhaps because they get spoiled with lots and lots of extra attention during our team building events.
Of course, all of this was in an effort to win one of the grand prize trophies!
Aren’t they cool?  They ordered them online, had them engraved to say “2013 Ranch Ruckus”, and adorned them with various little items related to the chores.
Plus everyone got one of these cool party favors…
Represent B&V!
Overall, this was such a fun day!  Plus, we always feel good knowing that we have helped a company build some team spirit.  Thanks again for joining us, Black and Veatch!
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!
Posted on September 9, 2013
Have you heard about one of the coolest new amenities we have for our company picnics?
It’s the Kona Ice Experience!
What is the Kona Experience?  One word: awesome.
Okay, okay, we’ll expand!
Kona Ice is a one-of-a-kind experience that serves a premium tropical shaved ice.  Basically, it is a fancy and super delicious snow cone.  This is not your typical snow cone, folks!  The flavors that they have are bold and so scrumptious! 
You just get your base snow cone and then head on over to the flavoring station where you can go with one flavor or get experimental and mix a few of your faves.  (Our favorite is Wild Wild Watermelon – yum!)
Oh, and did we mention that they are dairy-free, gluten-free, and even offer flavors that are sugar-free and dye-free?  A perfect, people-pleasing option to consider for your event.
They sure helped us “kool” down during this hot summer and made our company picnics even more fun!
Now we wanna know: what flavor(s) would you choose?
Have a great day ya’ll!
PS – Did you know that Kona Ice even has an app that you can download where you can guide their mascot penguin”Kona” on his way around Gooba Jooba Island?  I know!  Too much fun!
Posted on August 13, 2013
It’s always fun to host a group of out-of-towners at the ranch.  In fact, it is one of the favorite types of event that we produce!
So, of course, when Sarah from Notables in Minneapolis, MN called inquiring about a group of clients that they wanted to entertain during an upcoming convention that was going to be held in KC we were very excited.  Sarah’s partner, Rich, visited the ranch last winter to view the facility and discuss the details.  The rest is history!  We were delighted to finally host this fun group from all over the country with a fun-filled evening at the ranch this summer.
Check out the details below!
We couldn’t help but notice what the back of the bus said that they arrived on:
“Very Special People On Board.”
Amen to that!  They were special!
Okay, back to the par-tay!
They had lots of special touches planned that made the evening one that their guests will remember for a long time.
Here, let us just paint you a picture.  
Close your eyes and imagine yourself roasting s’mores by a summer campfire as you listen to Garry Lincoln strum his guitar and serenade you with his gorgeous voice.  Are you picturing it?  ….
Before they got to that part of the night though they enjoyed some other great things.  Just get a look at what was for dinner.
Are you drooling yet?  Yup, that’s what we thought.  Not sure if you know this, but we make all of our own BBQ here at the ranch – no outside catering here!  And, we don’t want to brag or anything, but it is dang good! Don’t believe us?  Then just try some during Pumpkin Season – it’ll have you comin’ back for more! 🙂
In addition to the chow, they also played some fun ranch games.  No matter what age you are, there is nothing like a good cow milking contest.  Never milked a cow before?  Don’t worry – Old Bessy is a good one to practice on 😉
They also had some fantastic party favors that were right up our alley.
Aren’t these belt buckles cool?  We loved this party favor because not only is it usable, but it ties in with the theme of the night.
We were so glad that we go to spend such a fun evening with these folks!  You can imagine how delighted we were when we opened up our Inbox and saw that a special video of the night had been e-mailed to us from Cesar Hernandez, their graphic designer.  Click here to see it yourself – it’s awesome!

Interested in having an event at Faulkner’s Ranch?   Well, then just click here pardner!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

Posted on August 8, 2013
Things have been getting pretty hardcore at our company picnics lately.
That’s right, we’ve been tattin’ it up and gettin’ inked!

Don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles though!  You won’t find any at our tattoo stations.
That’s because these are all done with an airbrush by our skilled tattoo artists.
These airbrush tattoos are the not only painless, but they’re also non-permanent.  The perfect kind if you ask us!
This amenity has been very popular with all ages.  Talk about a great activity to provide at your company picnic or birthday party!
Now we wanna know:
If you could get any tattoo, what would you get?
Interested in learning more about our Company Picnics?  Well then CLICK HERE, pardner!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on August 2, 2013
Guess who we had at the Ranch the other day?
No one other than the fine people of Subway!
Their picnic was a blast!  So fresh and fun!
We weren’t surprised.  After all, they had all of the elements that make for a great family-friendly event:
Sunshine and the great outdoors,
A variety of games for all ages,
Fun prizes that had their guests excited,
And of course, all of the ranch amenities!
Just see for yourself!
Nothing like a little game of Balloon Toss to get the party going!
The fish were biting that day!
Check out this cowgirl rockin’ out with her new prize.  Too fun!
Time to load up the hayride!
This little fashionista was having a blast playing in the obstacle course.
Our Wild West Playground is always a hit with the kiddos!
Even the goats were having a blast on top of the world!
Overall, it was such a fun event!
Thanks for choosing Faulkner’s to celebrate your employees, Subway!  You guys rock!
For more info on how we can treat your company to a fantastic event click here or give us a call today!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

Posted on August 1, 2013
Recently we hosted Kohl’s company picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch.
We love their motto: Expect great things.
Why do we love it?  Because we expect great things with each company picnic, wedding, birthday party, field trip and more that comes through the ranch.  We expect that our guests will have a fantastic experience, from the moment they are greeted at the door to when they say Happy Trails!  We know that they will leave with wonderful memories of their time celebrating with us and that is something that we pride ourselves in.
A few other things that you can expect at Faulkner’s Ranch:
Great Food
Great Fun
Great Music!
Don’t believe us?  Just take a look at the pictures from the Kohl’s picnic!
Talk about GREAT things!

There were great games and activities…

Great prizes…
Great fishing…
Great animals…
Great kiddos…
and great “Ranch J’s”…
And so much more!
We had such a fun time partying with the Kohl’s crew.  We hope that they had as great of a time as we did!
Interested in having your company picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch?  Just click here to see our three stress-free packages!
Or give us a call to find out about our special Fall Picnic Packages!
They’re a blast!
Have a great day, ya’ll!


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