Faulkner's Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!
Cowboy-themed fun is the hallmark of a day at Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch. The Faulkner's team is known for their Western hospitality and, the family known to Kansas City locals for making memories at Benjamin Ranch, continues the tradition at the pumpkin patch where the theme abounds giving this site a signature unlike any other. Enjoy pony parties, pony camps, weddings, holiday parties, and... in October... Pumpkin Fun!
We've been visiting Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch for years, and we always have a blast. This year, I took three of my daughters and their cousin to experience opening day at the ranch. Four kids, ranging in age from 5 to 10 years old, all had a great time and give it a hearty thumb's up. If you have younger children, you'll be delighted to know that there is a lot for them to enjoy as well. Our girls have been enjoying Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch from the time they could walk and say "Howdy!"
My daughters always look forward to visiting Faulkner's, one of their all-time, always-begging-to-go-back favorites! This year, my oldest daughter opted to stay home and we invited our younger cousin to join us. He and the girls had a blast.
At Faulkner's, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch menu with barbecue, or hot dog and s'mores kits where you roast your own at their firepits. We never leave without enjoying delicious pumpkin donuts!
Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch is a party and event venue throughout the year, but October is Pumpkin Season and that is our favorite time of year. So, what is a visitor to expect at Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch?
Our Favorite Features at Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch:
The Jack O'Lantern Jumping Pillow The jumping pillow is included in admission and it was a big hit with children.
The Western theme throughout... especially the LIVE Entertainment! On select weekends, you can enjoy live entertainment.
Entertainers include: T. Texas Terry performing a Comedy Rope Trick Show the kids love. He tells cowboy jokes, performs rope and whip tricks, and includes the audience. Reggie the Magician, performing a live comedy magic show. My daughter was excited to be chosen for one of the tricks. After the show, he let children pet his rabbit and birds used in the show.
The Petting Farm! Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch offers one of the most unique petting farms in the metro with animals you rarely see. The Brahma bull, alpaca, and favorite goats, and rabbits are all fun to feed (feed available for purchase), pet and photograph. The display signs offer educational information on the animals and scoops are provided for feeding. A favorite is the the Billy Goat Bluff where goats climb to the top of a ramp to eat food from a conveyor belt:
Super Places to Play! Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch boasts 20+ Free with Admission attractions (shows, rides, and more) including great play spaces. The Stagecoach themed Moon Bounce, the Horse themed Moon Bounce, a GIANT Corn Crib, and favorites including the Crawl Through Caterpillar, Kid-Size Maize Maze, Rocking Horses, Pedal Karts, Scarecrow-K, and Western-themed playground are just a FEW of the fun places to play.
The Corn Cannon. Launch corn cobs across the pond and aim at the hay bales. Visitors can purchase "Funny Money" for additional attractions. ($5/ea: Pony Rides, Mechanical Bull Rides, Zip Line, or the Corn Cannon).
The Tractor Pulled Hayride. The autumn classic at Faulkner's is a bit more fun - visitors sit on a trailer covered in straw, listen to "Scarecrow Radio" playing fall songs - that coordinate with the scenery along the ride, and enjoy a tour of Faulkner's uniquely painted haybales. (This is included with admission). These are a few of our photos from the wagon ride:
The Store. Purchase fall decorations and western themed souvenirs in their gift shop.
Tips before You Visit Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch:
- Read the Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch listing for complete details, hours, pricing, and map!
- Admission and Hours of Operation: $9 plus tax (Sat. & Sun.) | $7 plus tax (Mon. - Fri.) $5 plus tax (Happy Hours - Mon. - Thurs) Ages 2 & Under Free
- We spent 4 hours at the patch.
- Read our Pumpkin Patch tips for what to bring, what to wear, and more!
- It is conveniently located! We live in the Southland, so it took us less than 10 minutes to get there. Faulkner's Ranch is ONLY 15-20 miles from most locations in Johnson County Kansas, Cass County Missouri, and Jackson County Missouri.
- Bring money for Pumpkins, Fall Decor, and Gift Shop Items.
- Bring money for concessions. They sell food on site, but the most fun option of all is a hot dog or s'mores kit to roast your own at the fire pit!
My girls always love visiting Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch! Faulkner's is a must for your family's bucket list!