Special Events

Special Event

Shaffer Barn Celebration

Calling all KCR history buffs! Ken-Caryl Ranch residents are invited to attend a celebration of the listing of the John C. Shaffer Barn (also known to residents as the “Main Barn” or “Dutch Barn”) to the National Register of Historic Places, on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Dakota Lodge.

Completed in 1922, the barn was a key component in Ranch-owner John C. Shaffer’s plan to breed exceptional cattle capable of winning national competitions. He was very successful in this pursuit and Ken-Caryl Ranch earned an international reputation for its outstanding Hereford cattle, winning numerous awards.

There will be a presentation about the 100-year-old barn and why it is unique and qualified to receive the honor of being named to the National Register. This will be followed by guided tours of the nearby barn, including its loft, which is normally closed to the public.


Saturday, Sept. 25


10 a.m.


Dakota Lodge – 14422 W. Ken Caryl Ave.



Additional 2021 Special Event information will be posted as it becomes available.

We will do our best to offer great community events this year, but all events are subject to cancellation or change based on COVID guidelines. Check back for more details.

Special Event Sponsor Information

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District’s annual special events offer a wide variety of sponsor and partnership opportunities. These events are a great way to connect with the community and show your support. Each event has different opportunities to get involved from sponsoring Santa at Holiday Happenings to hosting a booth and activity at Earth Extravaganza. All partnerships include marketing exposure and onsite recognition during the event.

Please contact Kate McDonald at katem@kcranch.org to learn more about sponsoring a special event for our community.