Cochrane Ranche Days July 30, 31 and August 1

Alberta’s oldest Ranche turns 130 this summer, and it’s time to celebrate.  Cochrane Ranche Days are taking place July 30, 31 and August 1 in Cochrane, and there are plenty of chances for fun.

Whether you are interested in the pony rides, family picnic, expanded Farmers’ Market or the arts, crafts, music and entertainment on display, there’s truly something for everyone.

All events will be held at the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site off Hwy 1A, just east of Hwy 22.

All weekend:

  • Cochrane Posse ride through the Ranche
  • Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS) heritage display in Westerson Cabin
  • Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation heritage activities
  • Cochrane Community Garden Society – historic garden behind the Westerson Cabin
  • Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation display in the Bert Sheppard Stockmen’s Foundation Library and Archives (RancheHouse)


Saturday July 30, 9 am – 4 pm

All day: cattle in the Ranche corral

The BIGGEST Farmer’s Market of the year

Guess how many potatoes in the Toyota Tundra and you could win!

Stage Show

11:15 am Kaitee Dal Pra

12:15 pm Roberto Serpas

1:00 pm  Circles of Rhythm Drumming Circle


Sunday July 31, noon – 4 pm

All day: sheep in the Ranche corral

Wagon rides

12 noon Old fashioned family picnic. Bring your own picnic.

1:00 pm Brand on the Land: re-creation of the Cochrane C brand for a unique commemorative photo shoot (first 130 kids get a free t-shirt courtesy of Fireside of Cochrane)

2:00 pm Stockmen’s Trail dedication, Birthday cake

Monday August 1 (Heritage Day), noon – 4 pm

Fun Van — Old fashioned family games

Visitor Info staff — Cowboy culture activities

Wagon rides

Pony rides in the corral

Visual Art display

Food concessions

Stockmen’s Foundation activities (RancheHouse)

Stage Show

Noon Welcome

12:15 pm Rocky Mt Army Cadet Pipes & Drums

12:45 pm Smokin’ Aces

1:30 pm Pickin Party (not yet confirmed)

2:15 pm Smokin’ Aces

3:15 pm Pickin Party (not yet confirmed)

Events and activities are being added to the weekend roster on a regular basis.  Keep checking back for more info!