Rock Ledge Ranch season begins with sheep-shearing June 2

       In keeping with tradition, opening day at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will feature demonstrations of sheep-shearing, sheepdog herding and wool-working Saturday, June 2.
       Located off Gateway Road at 30th Street, the ranch will be open Wednesday to Saturday through the summer until Aug. 18. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 55-and-up and $4 for ages 6-17.
       Special public events during that time, according to the ranch schedule, will be a blacksmith workshop June 16-17, the annual Family Fourth celebration of Independence Day July 4 and the annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino bluegrass festival July 29. Separate admission/participation rates will apply to these events.
       Starting Aug. 2 and continuing through Aug. 26 will be the second year of “Shakespeare at the Ranch,” by the UCCS-based Theatreworks troupe.
       Other annual events are scheduled in September: the Vintage Base Ball Game (Sept. 3), Holly Berry Folk Art Festival (Sept. 14-16) and Garden of the Gods Powwow (Sept. 22).
       In the fall will be additional annual events - the Harvest Festival Oct. 6, Everything But the Oink Nov. 10 and A Holiday Evening Dec. 15.
       Ranch admission also allows access to the American Indian Area, Galloway Homestead, blacksmith shop, Rock Ledge House and Orchard House.
       For more information, call 578-6777 or go to

Westside Pioneer/press release