Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Succeed at the Job Fair

Have you heard the word from the herd?
We’re having a Job Fair this Thursday (August 29th) from 4-8pm.  We will be looking for the creme of the crop for our 2013 Pumpkin Season!
This is a great opportunity for some fun seasonal work.  So, we thought we’d help ya’ll out by giving you some tips and tricks on how you can succeed and become a part of our Pumpkin Team.

First of all, who are we looking for? We are looking to fill positions for ranch hands, cashiers, and food service workers.  We’re also looking to cast our Scarecrow and Jolly Rancher.  We are looking for friendly, outgoing, hardworking people.  We want people who always have a smile on their face and love making other people’s days better.

What can you expect at the Job Fair? When you arrive you'll be asked to fill out an application.  Here are a few things to make that process easier:
- If you have a resume, bring it!  That way you just have to staple it on instead of filling out that info.
- Have your list of references handy (you'll be asked to provide a few references so be sure to have their names and numbers ready to write down)
- Know your availability!  This is so important.  If you can't work a particular weekend (i.e. Homecoming) write that down now.  Being unable to work a few days won’t prevent you from getting hired, but it is important that we know what days ahead of time.

After you have completed your application, you will turn it in and we will call you over to be interviewed one by one.

Is this your first interview?  No problem!  We’re nice - we promise! ;o)  Just relax and be yourself.  Oh, and parents, even if this is your kiddo’s first interview, we encourage you to let them do the actual interview on their own.  Feel free to help them with their application and give them a pep-talk beforehand though! :o)

What are some of the questions you might ask?  The first thing we will probably ask you is for you to tell us a little bit about yourself.  That might sound simple, but it is a good thing to practice what you might say before hand.  This not only lets us know about you, but it gives us a glimpse at your personality.
Interview Tip:  Have some stories in mind for examples of how you are a hard worker or are good with people.
Also, be honest!  If you say on your resume that you can tap dance while juggling pumpkins we’ll ask you  to do it, so don’t put anything down that is not true.

What should I wear?  Dress to impress!  Now, this is the Pumpkin Ranch - no need to wear a business suit - but you should look presentable.  Tuck in that shirt, brush your hair, and have a smile on your face!

Follow these tips and you will be well on your way to becoming a part of our Pumpkin Team

Of course, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail us!

Have a great day, ya’ll!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Notable Event

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!

Thursday, 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!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Adding "Caricature" To Your Wedding Program

We always love sharing the ideas that our wonderful brides and grooms bring to the table.  So, of course, when we saw this awesome wedding program, we just knew that we had to share it with you!
Instead of your usual wedding program, the Harney's added some special character to their programs with caricatures!
That's right, next to the name of everyone in the wedding party was a caricature of them.  Isn't that fun?  
Here's a closeup shot of the wedding party:
We're especially a fan of Caleb's look.  That's quite the stache!

This is such a fun alternative to your regular wedding program.  Plus, it's a great keepsake for the wedding party too!

Now we wanna know...
What other cool wedding program ideas have you seen?

For more info on wedding and receptions at Faulkner's Ranch and Benjamin Ranch, click here!

Have a great day ya'll!

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Fresh Picnic

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!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Expect Great Things

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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