Hay Days Fall Festival

Bring the whole family to celebrate Fall, get your pumpkins, and have some fun in the country!  The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is happy to announce dates in October where the community can gather for a Fall celebration while supporting a local family-owned business.  Activities will take place on October 13 & 14, October 21, and October 27 & 28.  There will be a pumpkin patch, live music, outdoor lawn games, roping dummies, food and drinks (proceeds going to Centennial Elementary School), and horse-drawn wagon rides each day.  Other activities will take place on select days, and these include a barbecue and barn dance, a Farm to Table dinner, a movie night in the barn loft, and a kid’s pet parade and costume contest.  See Schedule.

Admission is $15 at the door (or $13 in advance) for adults; $13 at the door (or $10 in advance) for kids ages 4-12 years old.  Call us at 307-745-7036 to order your tickets.  Pre-ordered tickets will me mailed to you and they are good for one day, any day throughout the event!

Vee Bar Guest Ranch Hay Days—A Fall Celebration
The Nitty Gritty

($) Indicates and extra charge, not included in admission ticket

 

Pumpkin Patch ($)

The pumpkin patch will be accessible by foot, located close to the main lodge.  The pumpkin patch will include pumpkins of varying sizes and you will be free to hunt for the perfect pumpkins!  Pumpkin prices will be $2 for small (pie size), $9 for medium (basketball size), and $12 for larger pumpkins.

 

Lawn games & roping dummies

The front lawn of the lodge is the perfect landscape for a variety of games including Cornhole (bag toss), Ladder Ball, horseshoe pits, volleyball, a sand box, and croquet.  Try your hand at roping, too!  These games will be available throughout the event!  All of these activities are included with admission.

 

Food and Drink 

There will be a small selection of snacks available during the event.  Proceeds from the food and drink tables will be donated to Centennial Elementary School PTA.

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

Meet our team, Goliath and Decker!  They will be on duty for a couple hours each day of the event.  They like to have their pictures taken, but most of all, they love to pull the big wagon and give tours of the ranch meadows!  Wagon rides are included with the price of admission, but they don’t go all day.  Check the schedule for available times.

 

Working Sheep Dog Demonstration

Billy Pickel has entertained the Vee Bar’s summer guests for years with his Border Collie dogs.  He is a retired school teacher and he continues to share his passion and hobby with others:  training dogs to work sheep.  The demonstration is scheduled to be outside, but if Mother Nature throws a wrench in those plans, the demonstration will take place in the indoor arena.  This demonstration is included with the price of admission.  See schedule for available times.  The demonstration lasts roughly 30-45 minutes.

Farm to Table Dinner ($)

During the summer of 2018, the Vee Bar partnered with Black Market Farms.  They offered up some delicious, home-grown and locally sourced meals on Saturday nights all summer!  Black Market Farms is owned by the Matt and Gina Sigel from the Centennial Valley.  Reservations are required in advance and the extra cost will be $49 per person.

 

Barbecue and Barn Dance ($ for BBQ food only)

Everyone is welcome to come to the barn dance on October 13!  The location will be, well, in the barn!  Live music will be

provided courtesy of Brent and Greg Kilmer.  Music will begin at 5:00 and dinner will be served starting at 5:30.  Enough food will be provided for the first 150 people.  No reservations are necessary, and you can stay ‘til the cows come home… or until the music ends at 9:00.  The extra cost for the BBQ is $20 per adult and $10 for kids ages 4-12 years.  Bring cash, please!

 

 

Mounted Archery

 

Summer guests enjoyed a new and popular activity at the ranch!

After requests from a few guests, and a real-life mounted archery demonstration, our guests requested the activity.  Since we couldn’t allow guests to shoot off a real horse, the next best option was our dummy-horse, and so we created one!  It is pulled by a 4-wheeler and guests have the chance to shoot at targets as they pass by!  This activity is included with admission.  Check the schedule for available times.

 

 

Movie in the Barn–Ferdinand

We have recently created a western-style movie theater in the barn loft!  The big old barn once served as a stage coach stop—who knew it would one day be a space where families would get cozy in camp chairs with their popcorn and enjoy such entertainment?!  The movie is included with admission.   Check schedule for available times.

 

Pet Parade & Costume Contest

 

Time to dress up the kids and the family pet and come out for a day of fun!  Who doesn’t love a pet parade, especially when cute kids and cuddly pets are involved?!  Kids can enter the parade with or without a pet.  If they enter without a pet, they will still be judged on their costume.  There will be several categories including Best Homemade Costume, Best Costume (kids ages 5 and under); Best Costume (kids ages 6-9); Best Costume (kids ages 10-13), matching pet and person costume, and more.  The pet parade will be at 3:00 on Sunday, October 28thEntries need to be registered by noon on Saturday, October 27.  Download the Pet Parade and Costume Contest Entry Form.