Schweiger Ranch | Schweiger Ranch Events
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.

April 18, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

May 16, 2020 – Birds of Schweiger Ranch Nature Hike | 7:30 – 8:30 am

Join us for an early morning hike with South Suburban Parks Recreation District as they lead us on a journey to discover the various birds that call Schweiger Ranch home.

Registration required – Opens February 16th  Click here to register

May 16, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

June 6, 2020 – 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, the 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.  Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

Registration required – Click here to register

June 20, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

June 20, 2020 – Campfire Series: Teddy Roosevelt | 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for s’mores and a night of fireside entertainment under the stars as we learn about the 26th President of the United States.  Colorado-based historian and Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor Kurt Skinner takes audiences of all ages back to a time when Theodore Roosevelt embodied all the promise of the new AMERICAN century.  Kurt captures the vigor, energy, and enthusiasm of the Spanish-American War hero that became America’s youngest President – informative, inspiring, patriotic, and entertaining – you will wish TR could run for another term!

Registration Required – Opens March 20th    Click here to register

July 18, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

July 18, 2020 – Campfire Series: Schweiger Ranch After Dark | 8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fireside entertainment under the stars with South Suburban Parks & Rec. As the sun fades behind the bluffs, our campfire begins.  Come learn about all the things that go bump in the night at Schweiger Ranch including bats, owls and other creatures.  The campfire will be lead by a South Suburban Parks and Recreation District professional naturalist.  No campfire is complete without roasting marshmallows and s’mores!

Registration Required – Opens April 18th    Click here to register

August 1, 2020 – 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, the 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.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

Registration required – Click here to register

August 15, 2020 – Plants & Grasses of Schweiger Ranch Nature Hike | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Schweiger Ranch Foundation and South Suburban Parks & Recreation District naturalist for a guided walking tour of Schweiger Ranch.  Discover the types of grasses found around the ranch, birds, plants and learn about the human impact on the land.

Registration required – Opens May 15th  Click here to register

August 15, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

August 15, 2020 – Campfire Series: Buffalo Bill Experience | 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fireside entertainment under the stars and learn about the life of the legendary western figure Buffalo Bill Cody.  S’mores will be provided!  “Buffalo Bill” Cody looks back on a life full of adventure, gathering legendary friends along the way, like Wild Bill, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, Kit Carson, Custer and more, in a memorable evening of history, humor and little-known anecdotes that will still tie his life to ours today.

Registration required  – Opens on May 15th  Click here to register

September 19, 2020 – 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, the 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.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

Registration required – Click here to register

September 19, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

October – Lone Tree Fall Festival | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Date to be determined

The Lone Tree Fall Festival at Schweiger Ranch is full of all the things you love about fall.  Scarecrow decorating, hay rides, petting zoo and a pumpkin patch will delight the whole family.  Our guided tour of the historical Schweiger Ranch will offer surprising insights into RidgeGate’s roots dating back to the 19th century.  There’s something festive for everyone in your family, compliments of the RidgeGate community and the City of Lone Tree.

October 17, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

November 21, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

December 5, 2020 – Annual Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market | 1:00-5:00 pm

The Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market celebrates the cultural heritage of the Austrian brothers who homesteaded Schweiger Ranch in 1874. There will be fun for the whole family! Visit Santa Claus and his real reindeer, have your face painted, enjoy story time and crafts making, or take a horse drawn carriage ride. There will be giveaway baskets, wreath making workshops for the adults (for purchase), an Austrian band, Austrian food and a free cup of hot cocoa or cider to keep you cozy. Stop by the Christkindl Market for presents that will add a local handcrafted touch to your gift giving. The event culminates with the awe and wonder of the annual holiday tree lighting.

Schweiger Ranch Holiday Display of Lights

Come and enjoy the display of holiday lights at Schweiger Ranch daily from 5:00-8:00 pm beginning December 5, 2020.

December 19, 2020 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April- December for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

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