Rock Ledge hosts Harvest Fest, First Nations

       The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will host two annual events this Saturday and next.
       The Harvest Festival, focusing on the “bounty of a traditional fall harvest,” will be Saturday, Oct. 3; and First Nations Day, celebrating the “rich American Indian heritage of the Pikes Peak region,” will be Saturday, Oct. 10, according to the Rock Ledge brochure.
       Both events will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       Admission is free to the Harvest Festival, with fees for some activities. Activities will include wagon rides, old-time music, pumpkin-picking, house tours and a silent auction.
       Normal ranch admission fees will apply to First Nations ($6 adults; $4 ages 55-plus, $4 ages 13-18, and $2 ages 6 to 12). Scheduled are dancing, storytelling and lectures, led by people from tribes who once lived in this area, including the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa and Apache.
       Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is off Gateway Road, just west of 30th St.
       For more information, call 578-6777.

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