Oct 142016

Deer Lodge is the place to visit this Sunday as we celebrate the Fall with our Scarecrow Contest, Pumpkin Sunday and Harvest Thyme Market.

All of the scarecrows are looking great this year. Don’t forget, judging starts on Sunday, after Pumpkin Sunday at Grant-Kohrs Ranch (1 pm  – 4 pm) and the Harvest Thyme Market (10 am – 4 pm) under the Grandstands at the Fairgrounds. All events are free to enter and view, so come down to Deer Lodge this Sunday and enjoy the festivities.

Oct 172014


Pumpkin Sunday at Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Deer Lodge, Montana

There will be something for everyone at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge during the annual Pumpkin Sunday event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 19.
Children ages 12 and under can venture into the pumpkin patch to seek out the perfect pumpkin to paint. Teenagers and adults can drop by the blacksmith shop and learn how to make traditional corn husk dolls or a non-traditional braided rattlesnake.
Wagon rides for young and old will be offered throughout the event. It’s harvest time, and cider and candle making provide a fun hands-on traditional activity for kids.
A hay maze, a bonfire for roasting marshmallow, a children’s craft, and an activity book will add to the fun.

Admission is free. Boxes will be provided for visitors to drop off canned goods for the local Food Pantry.

For more information, call (406) 846-2070 x240 or visit www.nps.gov/grko

Oct 172013

Good News from the Ranch. Now that the Government Shutdown is over, the Grant-Kohrs Ranch is open for Visitors just in time for this Sundays popular event.


Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Sunday October 20th 2013 from 1 pm – 4 pm

Pumpkins come from the New Rockport Hutterite Colony and are paid for by the
Powell County Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Energy.

Press Release from the Ranch:

Harvest of Fun at Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Pumpkin Sunday

It’s a harvest celebration for children and adults alike on October 20, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge.

We are happy to be back at work serving the American people and excited to welcome the community back to America’s ranch.
Children will be busy with the cider press while teens and adults learn the art of wheat weaving.  After the annual dash through the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin, youngsters twelve and under can paint their finds. There will be lots to do for visitors of all ages. Other games and activities will include a hay maze, wagon rides, making leaf masks and Scavenger Hunt Bingo. A bonfire will take the chill off the day and provide a chance for the microwave generation to learn how corn was popped in the Good Old Days.

The ranch celebrates the open range cattle era, with original buildings ranging from the 1862 bunkhouse to the 1935 blacksmith shop. Tours of the elegant ranch house will be given.

Admission to the ranch is always free, but as is traditional during special events, canned goods for the Deer Lodge Food Pantry will be welcome.

Call (406) 846-2070 or visit www.nps.gov/grko for more information.

Oct 132011

 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge will be celebrating Pumpkin Sunday, October 16, 2011.

 The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and offers activities that include a tractor-drawn hayride, hay maze, popping popcorn over the bonfire, pressing apples into cider, and a variety of craft activities from wheat weaving to pumpkin painting and making soup.

 There will also be carnival games, guided tours of the ranch house and free pumpkins while they last.

 Admission is free, but please bring a canned food item for the Powell County Food Pantry (boxes will be located through out the ranch).

  For more information, call (406) 846-2070 or visit www.nps.gov/grko.

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor this popular event.