Cochrane Ranche Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Cochrane's history.

An extended farmers market, fiddlers, pipers, and agricultural activities all make up this year's celebration.

Town of Cochrane Recreation and Culture Assistant Natalie Germann says it the perfect time to celebrate the 135th birthday of the founding of the Cochrane Ranche.

"It's kind of the beginning of Cochrane as a town, it began with the Ranche way back in the day, that is what we are remembering the roots of where the town itself came from."

Some special additions will be happening at this year's celebration like the Calgary Fiddlers, the Albert Quilt Discovery Project, and a special presentation made by Tara McFadden (Deputy Mayor) to the CHAPS Museum.

"Tara McFadden will make a presentation to CHAPs, it is framed documents of all the men and women who served on Town Council since 1903."

Other activities happening at this year's celebration is wagon rides, horseshoes, and an opportunity to watch a a farrier do hot shoe demonstrations and place them on the horse.

Extended market will be running from 9-3, while Ranche Day specific activities will be on 12-2.

"Totally free, we are encouraging people to use the pathways to walk or bike to the park just to alleviate parking, and as usual all the great vendors will be there so it is a great way to come spend a few hours in the afternoon and enjoy yourself."