The Rock Ranch: Hot Air Balloon Rides, Firework Shows & Wagon Camping
The Rock Ranch, founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, is a beautiful 1,500 acre working cattle ranch located about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson County. It’s a place where families, school groups, and even businesses can come to enjoy what we call “agritourism.” The Rock Ranch is dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families!”
The farm invites the public to enjoy hot air balloon experiences (weather permitting), a massive firework show,
meet and greet opportunities with “Captain America”, bubble celebration shows, 25+ unique
attractions, a DJ, and much more. The event begins at 2 p.m. and will be complete after the fireworks
around 10 p.m.
Celebrate America will offer new activities this year including tethered hot air balloon rides, ($5/kids,
$10/adults), and a beautiful Ferrell Gas balloon glow at dusk – all weather permitting. Other additions
include photo opportunities with “Captain America”, life-size bubble celebration shows, and cash prizes
for the most patriotic guests. The Rock Ranch encourages visitors to get creative with their red, white,
and blue wardrobe; cash prizes will be awarded to participants from infants to grandparents.
The Rock Ranch has a variety of farm attractions including locomotive train rides, a
watermelon cannon, pony rides, Tiny Town (a wildly popular themed miniature village), paddle boats, a
giant jumping pillow and many others.
18th Annual Celebrate America – “Red, White & Balloons”
– Tethered hot air balloon rides ($5/cash for kids $10/cash for adults)
– Ferrell Gas hot air balloon glow at dark
– Spectacular firework show
– Patriotic costume/outfit contest with cash prizes for all ages
– Photos with Captain America
– 3D Fireworks Glasses ($1/per pair)
– Life-size bubble celebration shows
WHEN: June 24 | 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
HOW: Purchase tickets online or at the ticket booth | $12/tax until 6 p.m., $25/car after 6 p.m.
*Select activities will close at 8:30 p.m., all attractions will close at 9:30 p.m. for the balloon glow and fireworks extravaganza. **Please note the hot air balloon rides and firework show are weather permitting.
Fun in the Summertime – Great for daycares, church groups & family day trips
– 25+ attractions like zip lines, pony rides, paddle boats, cane pole fishing & Tiny Town
– Georgia Grown Farm Market w/ homemade strawberry ice cream
WHEN: June 21-23, 28-30, July 12-15, 19-21 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HOW: Purchase tickets online or at the ticket booth | $12/tax for guests over the age of two
Conestoga Wagon Camping – Spend the night like a pioneer surrounded by fields of cattle
– 8 bunk beds, private fire pits, star filled skies, hot dogs, s’mores & cowboy storytellers
DATES: Any night this summer
HOW: $240/wagon, reservations are made over the phone 706-647-6374
Tickets are $12/tax per visitor over the age of two until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. admission is $25 per car.
General admission includes entry to the farm, 25+ attractions, and access to the firework show. Tickets
can be purchased online or at the gate. There are four activities that are not included with admission, zip
line rides ($8/tax or $12.75/tax), rock climbing ($5/tax), and carousel rides ($2/tax), and tethered hot air
balloon rides. Unlimited wristband options are available for purchase online and at the gate as well.
Select attractions will close at 8:30 p.m. and all attractions will close at 9:30 p.m., just before the balloon
glow and firework show. Guests can purchase 3D glasses to enhance viewing the fireworks, online or at
the ticket booth.
Location of The Rock Ranch:
5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA 30285