(785) 537-9727

2103 Zeandale Road
Manhattan, KS

2016 Fall Festival and Special Events Will Be the

Last 4 Weekends in October


Here's the Schedule!

For more, information, go to our Fall Festival page, or call us at 785-537-9727. More information on Special Events can also be found on our Facebook page: facebook.com/lazytranchadventures.

Our Farm Store will be open weekdays Monday through Friday as well - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Starting Tuesday, October 11 through the month.


Saturday, October 8               Special Event - Honey Festival –  10-2 (no additional charge)

Sunday, October 9                  Fall Festival – 10-4

                                               Special Event – Lunch and Wildflower Walk with Mike
                                               Haddock reservations required ($15 per person,
                                               includes lunch and opportunity to purchase Mike’s book Kansas
                                               Wildflowers and Weeds at a 10%
                                               discount and have him sign your book)

Saturday, October 15              Event – Paws on the Prairie – 10-4 (no hay rack rides)

Sunday, October 16                Fall Festival – 10-4

Friday, October 21                  Art! Music! Food! Wine! In the prairie meadow – 5-8 pm

                                                Zombie Apocalypse and Haunted Corn Maze, bonfire and movies
                                                on the side of Prairie Pavilion – 6-10 pm

Saturday, October 22              Fall Festival 10-4  (no hay rack rides)
             Zombie Apocalypse and Haunted Corn Maze, bonfire and movies
             on the side of Prairie Pavilion – 6-10 pm

Sunday, October 23                Fall Festival 10-4

                                                Special Event – Historic Barn Tour – 11 a.m. - Led by Ron Wilson

Friday, October 28                  Zombie Apocalypse and Haunted Corn Maze, bonfire and movies
             on the side of Prairie Pavilion – 6-10 pm

Saturday, October 29              Fall Festival – 10-4
              Face painting, Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin contest 7 pm, Ziplines (only day)

                                                Zombie Apocalypse and Haunted Corn Maze, bonfire and movies
              on the side of Prairie Pavilion – 6-10 pm

Sunday, October 30                Fall Festival – 10-4
             Dog Halloween costume contest – 2 pm

Friday, November 11              Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner – SAVE Farm fundraiser

November TBD                       Barn Quilt Festival

Saturday, December 10         Country Christmas arts, crafts, gifts fair

Saturday, October

Saturday, October 29        


New for 2016 Birthday Parties and Fun at the Lazy T - Stuffable Farm Animals to Make and Take Home With You

Find out more about our new Farm Animal Friends and More - Here

The Results are Out -

and Lazy T Ranch was awarded the

Best of Manhattan Purple Apple Award for Best Family Fun!

Thanks to our supporters for taking the time to vote for Lazy T!



Historic Lazy T Ranch and Guest House of Northeast Kansas

Originally homesteaded in 1855, this historic family ranch now offers an outstanding Flint Hills location for your special event. The Lazy T provides fun farm experiences for the whole family, with hundreds of acres of native tallgrass prairie to explore with incredible views over the Kansas River Valley and the Manhattan area. Activities include ranch suppers, cowboy poetry entertainment, pony rides, and hayrack rides in the native prairie. We have "country atmosphere with city accessibility," located just a few minutes from Manhattan and I-70.

The Lazy T is a destination for birthday parties complete with pony and hayrack rides or fun on our laser tag field or sports courts. Our Cowboy Café and Tallgrass Arena are available for indoor parties and events.

The ranch hosts groups by appointment throughout the year and holds a Fall Festival during weekends in October, a celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy on the last Saturday in July and other special events. From visiting a stone barn on the National Register of Historic Places to enjoying original cowboy poetry to experiencing a hayrack ride and feeding animals, guests will enjoy this historic ranch in the scenic Flint Hills.

Fun on the Farm Experiences

The Wilson family invites you to an entertaining and educational visit* on our working Kansas family ranch. Your day could include:

  • Feed chickens and gather eggs
  • Throw a lariat and rope a genuine longhorn steer head
  • Enjoy a hayrack ride in the scenic Flint Hills
  • Eat a delicious chuckwagon supper
  • Enjoy original cowboy poetry entertainment
  • Tour a historic 1860s stone barn
  • See Quarter Horses and beef cattle
  • Pet ponies, sheep, goats, llamas, dogs, cats and bunnies
  • Sit on a genuine 1950s Farmall H tractor

Fall Festival

Join us for a very special time in the fall!

Pumpkin Patch • Pony Rides • Pumpkin Train • Hayrack Rides • Purple Powercat Train • Farm Animals Chuck • Wagon Barbeque • Native Prairie

duck races, a giant slide, Little Ranch Hands educational program, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, laser tag, a High Tunnel, & More!

Call to schedule a visit on a weekday: (785) 537-9727

*These activities require reservations except during our Fall Festival.