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Celebrate the 2023 fall 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) Starting September 16 Through October 29

Tickets: Early/Late seasons are $12/person while Mid-Season is $18/person. New for 2023 – Buy a season pass for $40! (They offer Military, First Responder, and Senior Discounts!)

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 $4.00+
    • 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. Take home your favorite pumpkin for $6+. Reserve your tickets online for a specific arrival time. More Info

Open: Saturdays Only in October

Tickets: $11 in Advance / $13 at the Gate / Children 3 and under are FREE!

What Makes it Unique:

    • Cornhole
    • Apple Cider
    • Food Trucks
    • Pumpkins for $6 in advance, $7 at the door
    • 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 Starting September 23 through October 29

Tickets: $17 Per Person (includes all activities and parking!) / 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
    • New for 2023! Get professional photos taken on the farm

 

The Patch in Elizabeth | Website Source

Kiowa

4. The Patch in Elizabeth

New location for 2023! The Patch used to be located in Elizabeth, but they have moved to Kiowa! With more than 20 activities, The Patch 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! More Info

Open: Every Friday through Sunday through October 29

Tickets: $24.95 in Advance or $27.95 at the Door / Children 2 and Under are FREE

Discounts Available: Military ($22.50), Grandparents ($22.50), and Groups of 20+ ($20)

What Makes it Unique:

    • Homemade Apple Cider Donuts
    • Low Ropes Course
    • 4-Acre Tall Corn Maze
    • Tetherball
    • Giant Bubbler
    • Photo Props
    • Apple Cannon (Extra Charge of $7)
    • Pumpkins for $1+ (average is $12)

 

 

Mile High Farms | Website Source

Bennett

5. 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 Between September 30 and October 29

Tickets: Kids $13 (ages 5-12) / Adults $18 (ages 17-59) / Children 4 and under are FREE

Discounts Available: Military and Seniors (ages 60+) $15

    • 2 Corn Mazes Spanning 11 Acres
    • Barrel Cart Rides
    • Corn Pits
    • Playground
    • Entertainment
    • Pumpkins for $0.85 per pound

 

Franktown

6. 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. Purchase your pumpkins for $6-$10 each. More Info

Open: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Starting September 21 through October 29

Tickets: $25.95 per person / Children 3 and under are FREE / Thursdays are only $21.95!

Discounts Available: Military and Seniors (ages 63+) $23.95

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

7. 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 Starting September 23 through October 29

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 for $5
    • Plus, they sell Christmas trees in the winter!

 

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch | Website Source

Longmont

8. 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: Friday through Sunday ONLY in September | Daily through October 30 (Enjoy the Carnival 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

9. 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 Wednesday through Sunday until October 31

Tickets: Admission to the site is FREE. Attractions cost between $0-$20 each.

What Makes it Unique:

    • 20 Acre “Crazed” Corn Field Maze – takes approximately 40 minutes! ($10 for children 4-12 and $14 for adults)
    • Mini Maze for young children ($5 for tickets)
    • Pumpkin Field with Carving Kits for Purchase
    • Sand Art
    • 5-Minute Escape Rooms
    • Face Painting

 

Trinity Acres Pumpkin Patch | Website Source

Byers

10. Trinity Acres Pumpkin Patch (new for 2023!)

This pumpkin patch just opened in 2023 and offers more than 17 attractions! Their goal is to make pumpkin picking affordable enough to become your family tradition, and they offer multiple varieties including Cinderella pumpkins, colorful stackable pumpkins, warty pumpkins, white pumpkins, and of course, classic Jack-O’-Lanterns of all shapes and sizes! More Info

Open: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29

Tickets: $22 General Admission / $19 Military and Senior / Children 2 and Under are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • Giant Jump Pillow
    • 10ft Hillbilly Hay Slide
    • Paintball Target Shooting (extra fee)
    • Pumkin Slingshots (extra fee)
    • Corn Pit
    • Rubber Duck Races
    • Tiny Tots Play Area
    • Pumpkins for $1-$7
    • Rotating Food Trucks

 

Ellicott

11. Wishing Star Farm

Located in Ellicott just 20 minutes east of Colorado Springs, Wishing Star Farm is offering their annual pumpkin patch and a wide array of activities for the whole family. Their Military and First Responder Appreciation weekend is October 2-8 with $1 off admission for all veterans, first responders and their direct dependents with valid I.D. More Info

Open: Friday through Sunday from September 23 through October 29.  Also open on October 9 and select Thursday Evenings (will be posted on Facebook)

Tickets: $11 in Advance or $13 at the Gate /  Children 3 and Under are FREE

What Makes it Unique:

    • Petting Zoo and Farm Animals Including “Boo the Camel”
    • Pony Rides
    • Jump Pillow
    • Hay Rides and Barrel Train
    • Pumpkins for $6+
    • Concessions
    • Fire Trucks
    • Party Shed rentals for small family event to large corporate events

 

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

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

 

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