Events at Tanglefoot Ranch

Tanglefoot Ranch is well-known for freshwater prawns, being the first Illinois prawn farm. The idea for farming freshwater prawns sprung up as a means to keep Illinois farmers on their struggling family farms. Tanglefoot Ranch owner Grover Webb explained “I want to come up with some valuable ideas and information for my friends and neighbors.” Seventeen years later, what started as bringing folks out to tour the innovative prawn operation has blossomed into Farm to Fork dinners on the state’s original prawns farm, Tanglefoot Ranch.

Tanglefoot Ranch owner Grover Webb has a passion for sharing his life’s work with others. He wants to share his knowledge and inspire others. He loves to show people where their food comes from and he believed feeding folks on the farm would be something pretty memorable so he went to work on a dining facility.

People who visit Tanglefoot Ranch really enjoy seeing the shrimp ponds, the shrimp harvests, the produce grown in the high tunnel, the pastured cattle, the peach orchard and the beautiful Southern Illinois countryside. With our dining room construction finished, folks can now savor some of the flavors of beautiful Southern Illinois during our Farm Dinners at Tanglefoot Ranch.

Farm dinner, lunch for ag in the classroom teachers


This year we are expanding our farm tour offerings to the public via ticketed public farm dinner events. Advanced reservations and payments are required as our events are very exclusive. Our facility is also available for private party bookings when we do not have farm dinners scheduled here in beautiful Southern Illinois!

Upcoming Events 2017:


Total Solar Eclipse Luncheon – August 21st, 2017

Tanglefoot Ranch’s 950 acres is located right in the heart of Southern Illinois, and is in the direct viewing  path of the 2017 total solar eclipse.   According to NASA predictions, the farm is in a prime location for some of the longest periods of totality!  The Ranch is a working farm with cattle, produce, crops, freshwater shrimp, an event center and a peach orchard.  We are planning a great event for your enjoyment on August 21st, 2017.

The day will include open field eclipse viewing.  Guests are encouraged to bring and set up cameras and/or telescopes.  Cold drinks and snacks will be served during the eclipse.  Seating will be provided, but feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

After the eclipse, guests will enjoy a sit-down dinner featuring Tanglefoot Ranch’s own freshwater shrimp and farm fresh produce along with other menu options.  Alcoholic beverages will not be provided, but guests may feel free to bring their own wine. Tanglefoot Ranch will provide wine glasses and will be happy to chill your wine for you.

Also included in the package will be souvenirs; one of which will be a Tanglefoot Ranch Eclipse 17 t-shirt and glasses for eclipse viewing.  This event is limited to 60 persons and is $96/person + tax.  The location is handicap accessible, has ample parking on premises, and indoor facilities.  The event will start on the morning of the eclipse and continue until after the meal.


Save the date and email us at  for more information.  To purchase tickets for this event go to

Southern Illinois Total Solar Eclipse


Dinner in the Orchard – Summer, 2017

Tanglefoot Ranch Peaches in Southern Illinois

Menu details and pricing are to come. Email us at to join the waitlist for this ticketed event.


Be sure to like our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter so you are the first to hear about our Farm Dinner Events as they are announced.If you’d like to inquire about a tour of the farm or about booking an event contact Grover at 618-638-0300 or email us at