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18 Fall Harvest Festivals Near Denver

Celebrate the season with a family outing to the farm.

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16th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

Through Oct. 28

Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, corn cannons, petting zoo, and hay wagon rides. Featured activities, available on select days, include goat yoga, Denver Broncos Day with Miles the Mascot, kite day, and horse-drawn carriages. Proceeds support the New Life Program, an outreach of Denver Rescue Mission. Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm. $15 adult, $13 ages 4-12, $10 seniors, free age 3 and under. Harvest Farm, Wellington. 970-568-9488. harvestfarm.net

Anderson Farms Fall Festival

Through Oct. 31.

Explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, and enjoy children’s activities. Private campsite rental available with reservation. $12-$18. Anderson Farms, Erie. 303-828-5210. andersonfarms.com

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Cider Days at Lakewood Heritage Center

Oct. 6-7, 10am-5pm

Celebrate Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with live performances, activities, and tasty harvest treats. $6 adult in advance ($8 day of), $5 children ages 3-12. Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood. 303-987-7850. lakewood.org

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

Through Oct. 28

Wind through 7 acres of corn and view the maze from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the mini corn maze. This year’s design thanks emergency first responders. Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm. $14 adults; $13 student, senior, and military; $11 ages 3-12; $9 child member; free for age 2 and under. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton. 720-865-4346. botanicgardens.org

Littleton Museum Harvest Festival

Oct. 13, 10am-3pm

Explore the 1860s farm, pick out a Halloween pumpkin, and go on a hayride. Admission is free but refreshments and some activities require tickets, which are purchased at the event. Littleton Museum. littletongov.org

Maize in the City

Through Oct. 21

Navigate a 20-acre cornfield maze with the help of a smartphone trivia game. Try the mini maze for younger kids. Ride on a barrel train, visit the petting zoo, and swim through a corn kernel box with a corn kernel waterfall. Choose from 15 varieties of pumpkins and gourds set in an easy-to-pick field. Free-$20. Maize in the City, Thornton. maizeinthecity.com

Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Through Nov. 17

Find out what happens on a real working farm. Ride on a tractor, harvest vegetables, and enjoy a petting zoo and corn maze. $22 adults, $18 ages 5-12, free age 3 and under. Special pricing available for groups and school groups. Miller Farms, Platteville. millerfarms.net

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Miners’ Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 6, 7, 13, 20, and 27

Celebrate fall with hayrides, gem panning, yard games, and an apple cider press. $10, free age 3 and under. Includes one pumpkin per person. Museum admission additional. Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs. minerspumpkinpatch.com

October Pumpkin Carnival

Oct. 1-31

Enjoy kids carnival rides, a hay maze, petting zoo, and the Pick-a-Pumpkin Patch. Sat and Sun, 9am-6pm. Free admission; activity prices range $1-$5. Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch, Longmont. 303-684-0087. rockymtnpumpkinranch.com

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Oct. 6-7, 10am-4pm

Build a scarecrow, pick the perfect pumpkin, tour the park in a horse-drawn wagon, play games, and enjoy food and drinks from the beer garden and local food trucks. Free admission. Four Mile Historic Park, Denver. 720-865-0800. fourmilepark.org

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Through Oct. 31

Visit a family farm selling pumpkins and fall produce, play in the corn or straw bale maze, and see farm animals and tractors. Wagon rides available Sat-Sun. Open daily, 10am-6pm. Free on weekdays; $5 Sat-Sun. Cottonwood Farm, Lafayette. 720-890-4766. cottonwoodfarms.com

Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 12-14, 9am-5pm

Enjoy live music, pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, a mini maze for kids 10 and under, jumping pillow, and an obstacle course. Additional costs include corn maze, pumpkin golf cart shuttles directly to your car, Xtreme Obstacle Course, hamster balls, stunt jump, and additional carnival game tickets. $8 adult, $7 student, senior (65 and up), and military, $6 ages 3-12, free age 2 and under, $6 member adult, $4 member ages 3-12, $5 member senior (65 and up). Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton. botanicgardens.org

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Pumpkin Nights

Oct. 17-Nov. 4, 5:30-10:30pm

Follow a half-mile path as it leads you through eight multisensory pumpkin-themed lands. More than 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins greet visitors along with fire breathers, dancers, and pumpkin artists. The Pumpkin Central area features a movie screening of Pixar’s Coco, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, and festive food. Free-$60. Adams County Regional Park Complex, Brighton. 619-955-5285. pumpkinnights.com

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

Oct. 6-7, 10am-3pm

See how far pumpkins can fly using a variety of air cannons, catapults, and other wild contraptions. Pick your own prized pumpkin from the expansive patch, enjoy pony rides, a car show, face painting, and crafts. $5 single admission, $15 family 4-pack. Arapahoe Park, Aurora. auroragov.org

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

Oct. 6-7, 9am-4pm

Attend this annual event that includes a pumpkin patch, hayrides, spoooky stores, vendors, and food trucks. $5 members, $10 ages 4 and up, free age 3 and under. Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs. wmmi.org

Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival

Oct. 6, 10am-2pm

Pick out a favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch or take a hay wagon ride provided by Colorado Carriage Company. The event is free and open to the public. Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree. cityoflonetree.com

Tagawa Gardens Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21

Enjoy three weekends of concerts, strolling puppets, and pumpkin decorating. Visit the website for each weekend’s specific activities. Some activities are free and others require tickets. Tagawa Gardens, Centennial. 303-690-4722. tagawagardens.com

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U-Pick-Em Pumpkins

Through Oct. 31

Pick your own pumpkin from the fields, pet the animals, explore the corn maze, and visit the family fun area. Open daily, 9am-6:30pm. Free admission; cost for pumpkins and certain attractions. Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield. 303-465-9565. rockcreekfarm.com

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