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Celebrate the season with pumpkins, wagon rides, and cider at one of these amazing fall festivals in Colorado!

Fall is in the air, and everyone is starting to plan fun things to do in Colorado to enjoy this beautiful season! From caramel apples to hay rides, from pumpkin patches to corn mazes, there are numerous farms and ranches offering a delightful experience for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite fall festivals from Colorado Springs to Denver.

Every pumpkin patch or fall festival has something unique about it, so choose the one that best fits your family’s interest (and pocketbook!). Here’s to cider, pony rides, and hay bales!

Without further ado, in no particular order:

 

Colorado Pumpkin Patch | Website Source

Monument

1. Colorado Pumpkin Patch

The Colorado Kid Ranch has been hosting their fall festival for 14 years and running! Located in Monument just 20 minutes north of Colorado Springs, their farm is full of fall-themed activities kids will love! (And don’t forget to check out their annual Watermelon Festival held every August!) More Info

Open: Every Day (Except Mondays) Through October 31

Tickets: Start at $12 Per Person / Children 3 and Under are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • Jumping Pillows
    • Pony Rides
    • Face Painting
    • Giant Outdoor Games (Jenga, Checkers, and Tic Tac Toe)
    • 80 ft. Slides
    • Tractor Rides
    • Pumpkins for $2.50+
    • Concessions
    • Laser Tag

 

Longneck Pumpkin Farm | Website Source

Colorado Springs

2. Miners’ Pumpkin Patch 

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry hosts their annual “Miners’ Pumpkin Patch” every Saturday throughout the month of October. The best part is that every ticket includes a free pumpkin to take home! More Info

Open: Saturdays Only Through October 31

Tickets: Start at $10 in Advance / $12 at the Gate (Includes a Pumpkin!)

What Makes it Unique:

    • Cornhole
    • Apple Cider
    • Food Trucks
    • Pumpkin Smash and Catepult
    • Kids Sack Races
    • Spooky Stories
    • Hay Mountain Slide

 

3. Longneck Pumpkin Farm

This beautiful family-owned farm offers so much to enjoy! From adventure-filled hay rides and bench swings to a relaxing cottonwood grove, there is something every family member will love. Check out the new book written by Mrs. Longnecker herself, The Lopsided Pumpkin, which will be available for purchase. More Info

Open: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 31

Tickets: Start at $13 Per Person / Children Under 24 Months are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • Pumpkins for $7+
    • Fall-Themed Photo Ops
    • Hay Rides
    • Farmer’s Market
    • Hay Bale Slide
    • Storytelling
    • Reserved Birthday Party Table for $50
    • Permission to Have a Professional Photography Session for $50

 

The Patch in Elizabeth | Website Source

Elizabeth

4. The Patch in Elizabeth

With more than 20 activities, The Patch in Elizabeth will create new fall memories for you and your family! Check out the petting zoo, bucking bronco train, or apple cannon. And don’t forget to head to the concessions for a treat since each ticket includes a $3 voucher! More Info

Open: Every Thursday through Sunday through October 31

Tickets: $19.95 (Includes $3 Concession Voucher) / Children 2 and Under are FREE

Discounts Available: Military ($17.95) and Grandparents ($14.95)

What Makes it Unique:

    • Apple Cannon
    • Homemade Apple Cider Donuts
    • Low Ropes Course
    • 4-Acre Tall Corn Maze
    • Tetherball
    • Giant Bubbler
    • Photo Props
    • Pumpkins for $1+ (average is $12)

 

Parker

5. Flat Acres Farm

Having been voted the “Best Pumpkin Patch” previously, Flat Acres Farm loves entertaining families! In addition to their fall festival activities, which are geared toward kids 10 years and younger, they also offer a haunted cemetery outdoor trek that seeks to terrify and thrill. Tickets to “Fright Acres” are sold separately. More Info

Open: Every Wednesday through Sunday until October 31

Tickets: $16 Per Person (Includes a free mini pumpkin or gourd!) / Children 2 and Under are FREE 

Discounts Available: Military and First Responders 20% off / 10% off for Groups 10+

What Makes it Unique:

    • Petting Zoo by Kodiak Ranch
    • Food Vendors including Funnel Cakes, Pizza, and Kettle Corn
    • Bouncy Houses
    • Giant Swing Set
    • Climbing Wall
    • Euro Bungy
    • Pony Rides
    • Nerf Turf Battles
    • “Fright Acres” Haunted Attraction

 

Mile High Farms | Website Source

Bennett

6. Mile High Farms

Located just east of Denver, this beautiful farm has been entertaining families during the fall season since 2010. Head through the make-believe town with lots of activities to try including two different corn mazes. More Info

Open: Every Saturday and Sunday until October 31

Tickets: Kids $10 / Adults $16 / Children 4 and under are FREE

Discounts Available: Military and Seniors $10

    • 2 Corn Mazes Spanning 11 Acres
    • Barrel Cart Rides
    • Corn Pits
    • Playground
    • Entertainment
    • Pumpkins for $0.80 per pound

 

Franktown

7. Lone Creek Farms

Not only does this farm have the typical fall festival activities, but it also has live entertainment! Watch a pig race, a pumpkin and candy cannon, and a firetruck pumpkin drop. More Info

Open: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 31

Tickets: $19.95 per person / Children 3 and under are FREE / Thursdays are only $15.95!

Discounts Available: Military and Seniors $17.95

What Makes it Unique:

    • Zip Lines
    • Giant Dragon Inflatable Obstacle Course
    • Pedal Carts
    • Giant Pumpkin Jump Pads
    • Cow Barrel Train Rides
    • Duck Derby Races
    • Tire Swing
    • Pan for Gold
    • Live Show Entertainment

 

Cottonwood Farms | Website Source

Lafayette

8. Cottonwood Farm

If you’re on a budget, then this pumpkin patch is for you! The fall market, where you can purchase pumpkins, squash, and decorative items, can be accessed every day for free, and admission is only $5 for the festival. More Info

Open: Daily through October 31

Tickets: $5 Per Person / Children 5 and under and Adults 65+ are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • Locally Harvested Honey for Purchase
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • Straw Bale Maze
    • Petting Zoo
    • Fall Decor for Purchase
    • Wagon Rides
    • Plus, they sell Christmas trees in the winter!

 

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch | Website Source

Longmont

9. Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch

Come during the weekdays to enjoy their “mellow” pumpkin patch with fewer crowds. Or, come on the weekend for their fun-filled festival activities! Since each activity has its own ticket price, you only pay for what you enjoy. More Info

Open: Daily through October 31 (Enjoy the Festival Activities on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY)

Tickets: Admission and Parking are FREE! Purchase $1.00 Tickets for Activities (Each Ranging from 1 to 10 Tickets)

What Makes it Unique:

    • Certified Organic Farm Stand
    • “Instagram-Worthy” Photo Displays
    • Balloon Typhoon
    • Fire Truck Slide
    • Obstacle Course
    • Pumpkin Painting
    • Dragon Roller Coaster
    • Animal Train Ride

 

Thornton

10. Maize in the City

Come to Maize in the City for the largest corn maze that will take you 40 minutes to complete! Download their smartphone trivia game to help you with clues to get you through to the end. The maze changes every year, so make it a family tradition! More Info

Open: Weekends through Mid-October, then Daily until October 31

Tickets: Adults $12 / Children $9 / Children 4 and Under are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • 20 Acre “Crazed” Corn Field Maze (takes approximately 40 minutes!)
    • Mini Maze for young children ($5 for children – accompanying adult is FREE)
    • Pumpkin Field with Carving Kits for Purchase
    • Sand Art
    • 5-Minute Escape Rooms
    • Face Painting

 

Fall is a beautiful season in Colorado, so make the most of it by attending one (or more!) of these fun fall festivals and pumpkin patches.

And for you foodies, please join us on a food tour in Downtown Colorado Springs when you’re in the area! Try out our classic walking tour or our brewery or cocktail tours.

Happy Fall, everyone!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

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