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17 Fall Festivals for Metro Denver Families

From pumpkin patches to corn mazes and everything in between, celebrate the season with a visit to one of these festivals.

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Anderson Farms Fall Festival

Through November 3, hours vary

Explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, and enjoy children’s activities. Private campsite rental available with reservation. $12-$19. Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd. 3 1/4, Erie. 

Bromley Farm Festival

Every Sat and Sun in October, 10 a.m. to dark

Enjoy two events in one. Farm activities include a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cattle roping lessons, and photo opportunities for the family. In addition, meet and compete against American Ninja Warriors for prizes. There will be multiple levels of Warrior courses including one for young children. $15, all activities included. Bromley Farm, 1594 E. Bromley Ln., Brighton. 

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Cider Days

October 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides, historic demonstrations, and a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. There will also be apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, and Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge. $5-$38. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 

Festival of Scarecrows

October 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy hayrides, scarecrow and giant pumpkin contests, and the Great Chili Cook-Off contest. A portion of event proceeds benefit Ralston House. Free. Olde Town Arvada, 7523 Grandview Ave., Arvada. 

Harvest Farm Fall Festival

October 4-27. Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun, 1-6 p.m.

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, and horse-drawn carriages. Proceeds support the New Life Program, an outreach of Denver Rescue Mission, helping men recover from homelessness and addiction. $15 age 13 and up, $13 ages 4-12, $10 seniors and military, free age 3 and under. Harvest Farm, 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington. 

Littleton Museum Harvest Festival

October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Explore the 1860s farm, pick out a pumpkin, and go on a hayride. Some activities require tickets, available at the event (cash or check only). Free. Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. 

Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Through November 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find out what happens on a real working farm and where food comes from. Ride on a tractor, harvest vegetables, and enjoy a petting zoo and corn maze. $22 age 13 and up, $15 ages 5-12, free age 4 and under. $75 family of four, special pricing for groups and homeschoolers. Miller Farms, 13912 County Rd. 19, Platteville. 

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Miner’s Blast

October 5, noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy crafts, Touch-a-Truck, a haunted maze, petting zoo, car show, and a complimentary pumpkin. $10 per child for all activities, free under age 3 and adults. Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St., Erie. 

Miners’ Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival

October 5-27. Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun, noon-4 p.m.

Celebrate autumn and kick off the opening of Miners’ Pumpkin Patch with the annual Harvest Festival Oct. 5-6. Pick a pumpkin from the patch and enjoy a children’s play area, games, and vendors from across the Pikes Peak Region. Pumpkin patch open every weekend in Oct. Harvest Festival: $12 adult, free age 3 and under. Pumpkin Patch: $10 adult, free age 3 and under. Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs. 

Pumpkin Carnival

Sat and Sun through October 27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy kids carnival rides, a hay maze, petting zoo, and a paint-a-pumpkin activity. Rides are geared to children ages 3-7. Activity prices range from $1-$10. Free. Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch, 9059 Ute Highway, Longmont. 

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Through October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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. Free on weekdays. $5 Sat-Sun, free age 5 and under and seniors. Additional cost for some activities. Cottonwood Farm, 10600 Isabelle Rd., Lafayette. 

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

October 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall into some old-fashioned fun and games. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and pioneer games, plus a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home. $10 adults, $5 ages 3-17, $6 military and seniors, free age 2 and under and members. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver. 

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Pumpkin Festival

October 11-13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take part in pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, photo booths, carnival games, barrel train rides, and a mini corn maze for kids age 10 and under. There will also be live music, local craft booths, and food, beer, and wine for purchase. Discount tickets for the large corn maze are available. Free-$10. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. 

Fall Family Festival

October 19, 9 a.m. to dusk

9-10am breakfast included with VIP ticket, 10am-dusk for general admission ticket. Enjoy a special day at the Bromley Farm Festival where 10 percent of ticket sales will benefit pediatric patients and their families. Enjoy the Colorado Ninja Challenge Course, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and arts and crafts. Breakfast is available with purchase of a VIP ticket. $15 general admission, $20 VIP. Bromley Farm, 1594 E. Bromley Ln., Brighton. 

Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival

October 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pick out a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch or take a hay wagon ride around the ranch. There will be a storytime, petting zoo, crafts, and live bluegrass music. Free. Schweiger Ranch, 10822 Havana St., Lone Tree. 

Tagawa Gardens Pumpkin Festival

October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27

Get up close and personal with live animals, go on a horse-drawn hayride, explore the Bat Cave and the Spider’s Lair, decorate your own pumpkin, walk on water bubbles, and go on a mini train ride. Some activities are free and others require tickets. $1/ticket. Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd., Centennial. 

The Great Pumpkin Haul

October 5, 9:30 a.m.

Pick out a pumpkin from the patch, carve it, and haul it through open fields, up and down hills, through a corn maze, over and under straw bales, and other fun obstacles. $40, $15 age 12 and under. Meridian Park, 9365 San Luis Ct., Englewood.

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