Events | Schweiger Ranch
Schweiger Ranch provides diverse, recreational and education opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area's cultural and natural heritage through displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs and special events for the greater community.
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Upcoming Events

 

All events are free to the public. 

Registration is required for some events and is noted in the event details.

Schweiger Ranch will offer limited events and activities in compliance with ongoing COVID health orders.  Keep checking back as public health authorities and the State continue to adjust restrictions.  

April 17, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

May 1, 2021 – Nature Hike: Spring Wildflowers | 9:30 – 11:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Shrubs and flowers are enticing pollinators with their finest show. Join us as we savor the blooming beauties.

 

This event is held outside. The event can and will be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. State COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

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May 15, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

June 5, 2021 –  Nature Hike: Bird Walk | 7:00 – 8:30 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us to see and hear the early morning cheery birds of spring.

 

This event is held outside. It will be modified or canceled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. State COVID regulations are in place and face masks are required to be worn at all times while on the property.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning April 5th | Click here to register

June 5, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning April 5th | Click here to register

June 19, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

June 19, 2021 – Campfire Series – Diego Martin/El Vaquero | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Ever wonder where cowboy lingo came from or ever wanted to learn how to lasso? Join us for El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy to find out!  El Vaquero, America’s First Cowboy presents the origins and development of cowboy culture in the American West. Tracing cowboy culture’s roots from the open plains of Spain to the establishment of ranching culture in the New World, the show describes the role of the Spanish/Mexican vaquero in the establishment of traditional cowboy and ranching practices in the American west. The show places the historical and fictional lore of the origins of the American cowboy in the historical context of the vaquero, the true first cowboy. The show includes stories about the tools of the working vaquero and demonstrations of bullwhip cracking and rope tricks. A special feature of the show is the historically accurate costume representing the Spanish Colonial Vaquero of the 1700s.

 

This performance is held outside. The event can and will be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or fire bans. State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. 

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning April 19th | Click here to register

July 10, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning May 10th | Click here to register

July 17, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

July 17, 2021 – Campfire Series: The McDaileys | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Join us as Cinnamon Sue and Wrangler Willie return to Schweiger Ranch and take us back in time to explore American history, wester expansion, and culture through song. Songs, images and writings, give us a sense of how the west advanced and culture evolved as songwriters express values and cultural view from their particular era offering a window into the past. Bring your best singing voice as a few of the songs will be sing-along!  State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. 

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning May 17th | Click here to register

July 31, 2021 – Nature Hike: Edible Plants & Plants to Avoid | 8:30 – 10:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us for a leisurely walk to find edible plants as well as those we should stay away from. Learn some of the pleasant and not-so-pleasant surprises found in the local plant community.

 

This event is held outside. The event will be modified or canceled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. State COVID regulations are in place and face masks are required to be worn at all times while on the property.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning May 31st | Click here to register

August 7, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning June 7th | Click here to register

August 21, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

August 21, 2021 – Campfire Series: Annie Oakley | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Annie Oakley was the most famous American woman of her day. Join us for this living history performance around the Schweiger Ranch campfire as Annie speak of her life and experiences from her humble roots in rural Ohio to taking center stage as Champion shooter and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Annie will tell stories of challenges she face in and out of the arena giving a personable glimpse of the woman behind the legend.

 

This performance is held outside. The event can and will be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or fire bans. State and TriCounty COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning June 21st | Click here to register

September 11, 2021 – Nature Hike: Native American Plant Uses | 9:30 -11:00 am

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Join us for a leisurely walk as we find some of the same plant species used for food, construction, or medicine by tribes in this region many years ago.

 

This event is held outside. The event can and will be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. State COVID regulations are in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning July 11th | Click here to register

September 11, 2021 – Guided Public Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required. Limited tickets available beginning July 11th | Click here to register

September 18, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

September / October 2021 – Lone Tree Fall Festival | 10:00 am (tentative)

The Lone Tree Fall Festival at Schweiger Ranch is full of all the things you love about fall.  There will be something festive for everyone in your family, compliments of the RidgeGate community and the City of Lone Tree.

October 16, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

November 20, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

December 4, 2021 – Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market | 1:00-5:00 pm (tentative)

The Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market celebrates the cultural heritage of the Austrian brothers who homesteaded Schweiger Ranch in 1874. We are working on something fun for the whole family! Stay tuned.

Schweiger Ranch Holiday Display of Lights

Come and enjoy the display of holiday lights at Schweiger Ranch beginning December 4, 2021.

December 18, 2021 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Explore the rich history and beauty of Schweiger Ranch with a self-guided tour of the historic property and outbuildings.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the historic house is currently closed to public access. A virtual tour of the house interior is available during open hours of 1-5pm.

 

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Registration required.  Click here to register and for more information.

Schweiger Ranch is available for school tours and educational events. For more information about scheduling an event, please send an email to info@schweigerranch.org or call 303.790.0557