Fall Festival on the Farm at Lazy T Ranch
2015 Fall Festival Days:
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, 31 and November 1
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays: Noon - 5 p.m.
We are open evenings for laser tag or bonfires by appointment. Group tours, schools, and daycares welcome by appointment.
$7 admission per person over 2 years of age. The 10 acre corn maze is new this year and admission is $5. Admission to both the Fall Festival and Corn Maze is $10 per person.
Located five minutes from Manhattan at 2103 Zeandale Road, just 2.1 miles east of Route 177 on Zeandale Road (Highway 18).
Ron & Chris Wilson invite you to the Fall Festival at Lazy T Ranch
Fun for the whole family!
- New this year: Kan-Equip Combine - climb in and see what it's like to "drive" a real combine! Check out the "selfie gallery" in Tallgrass Arena & take your picture with our cowboy and cowgirl heros or Willie the Wildcat!
- Visit the Pumpkin Field and bring home pumpkins of various sizes
- Zoom down the Flint Hills Fun Slide
- Enjoy tasty concessions at the Prairie Pavilion
- Ride through the Meadow that's never been plowed and see the native prairie grasses and wildflowers
- Take a scenic Flint Hills hayrack ride across the Prairie Meadow to the top of Sugarloaf Hill and look out over the Kansas River Valley
- Rope a genuine longhorn steer head
- Visit the animals—meet horses, beef cattle, llamas, dairy goats, ducks, sheep, rabbits, chickens. See our baby llamas (called crias).
- Ride a pony
- Climb through the straw bale Kid's Castle
- Have fun on the playground and bounce houses
- Enjoy the kids driving toy tractors and playing in the Log Cabin at the Playground
- Meet Hercules, the 15-foot tall horse
- Fire the giant Hedge Ball Slingshot
- Play in a corn "bin"
- Visit the historic Persons Barn & Granary—on the National Register of Historic Places
- Friday and Saturday nights: Laser Tag and Flashlight Maze available by appointment
- Ride in a pumpkin train or in the Purple Powercat train cars around the ranch
- Find your way through the big round bale hay bale maze
- Enjoy fresh cider, hot popcorn, our delicious barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, Barb's Homemade Fudge Kitchen, and other autumn treats
Flint Hills Quilt Barn Trail
Riley County’s First Barn Quilt is on the Enoch Persons Barn at the Lazy T. Our latest barn quilt is a rooster, painted by Reva Boswell and located of course, on our chicken coop.
Barn quilts are quilt square designs which are painted on wooden sheets and then affixed to barns and other farm structures. Quilt barn trails for visitors to follow have sprung up throughout the country. Our barn quilt design is taken from a quilt that was made by Chris Wilson's great-great-grandmother, a pattern known as Lancaster Rose. It is attached to the ranch's historic stone and wood barn. The painting of the barn quilt was done by Ralph Fontenot, an art teacher at Lee Elementary School in Manhattan, in support of the Flint Hills quilt barn trail. The American Quilt Barn Trail Movement is the largest public art movement in the nation, with more than 3,000 barn quilt blocks in 27 states.