Autumn is finally here, which means a lot of the country is getting ready to celebrate the fall season. Whether it be wearing boots and scarves, going trick or treating and decorating the house, or (our personal favorite) picking a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season.
If you live in the Centennial State, then you probably know a thing or two about the wonderful outdoor activities it offers throughout the entire state, no matter the season. However, during fall, nothing beats visiting pumpkin patches in Colorado with the family.
Keep reading to discover the 10 best pumpkin patches in Colorado!
1. Diana’s Pumpkin Patch
Canon City, Colorado
First on my list of best pumpkin patches in Colorado is Diana’s Pumpkin Patch, which is a great place to stop (especially if on your way to Royal Gorge). It is easily accessible on Highway 115. They offer a wide variety of less common pumpkins, but also the classic jack-o-lantern favorite.
Each year Diana’s team builds an entirely new corn maze so expect a great family challenge (the corn is so high you might get lost so bring a partner and plenty of water). They also offer the typical hayrides and corn slides.
2. Western Mining Museum Pumpkin Patch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Western Mining Museum is an exciting family-friendly attraction. Stop by the photo booth and capture the great memories you will undoubtedly make here. The facility offers a historic backdrop adorned with festive autumn decor and activities. Be sure to check out the old mining machinery.
October 5th and 6th the Western Mining Museum hosts a large fall harvest festival. You can spend hours here will keep everyone entertained whether you take in the spooky stories, yard games, or a hayride.
Be sure to try some fresh cider and check out the cider press. For the kids they also have bounce houses, gem mining, and tons of fall treats offered by the many food trucks and vendors.
3. Happy Apple Farm
Happy Apple Farm offers fresh berry and apple picking along with their traditional pumpkin patch. That’s why they’ve made my list of best pumpkin patches in Colorado!
Happy Apple Farm is so much more than just an apple farm. They have a wide variety of treats available including cider, donuts, and roasted chilis. This is a great attraction for those on a budget because you could visit for a few hours, enjoy the farm and a hayride while paying no admission.
4. Wishing Star Farm
East of Colorado Springs, Wishing Star Farm is a perfect combination of pumpkin patch and petting farm. A great treat for kids they offer pony rides as well as a variety of farm animals to check out.
In addition to these options Wishing Star Farm offers some cool and unique activities. They have hay rides, a giant hay pyramid for all ages to enjoy (and climb on), yard games, and even a corn bin that you can take a “swim” in.
5. Third Street Apples
Third Street Apples, in Penrose, offers a great variety of pumpkins, apples, peaches, and more including pick your own. Third Street Apples also keeps their own bees in the orchard and thus offer fresh honey as well.
On October 4th the town of Penrose hosts “Penrose Apple Day” a must not miss event! They have a variety of food, vendors, and a parade. Most importantly don’t miss the free apple pie available until noon.
6. Anderson Farms
Near Denver, Anderson Farms hosts a 20 year old fall festival and includes one of the best pumpkin patches in Colorado, by far. Loved by families from all around they have wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, and over seventy varieties of pick your own squash.
Be sure to bring the whole family to Anderson Farms to enjoy traditional fall fun whether you enjoy the pumpkin cannon, jump pad, or go-carts. They have a great petting zoo, tons of stuff for kids to climb and play on, and even more! This is a great attraction for kids and families of all ages.
7. Flat Acres Farm
Next in my list of pumpkin patches in Colorado is Flat Acres Farm, which takes their pumpkins seriously and has hundreds of pumpkins, squash, and gourds available. In addition, you will find a wide variety of fun fall activities including a corn maze, hay rides, and bounce houses. Don’t miss the petting zoo and yard games!
8. Chatfield Farms
Chatfield Farms, a huge 10-acre farm, is a family favorite offering your traditional pumpkin picking with extra fun activities available. From October 11 to October 13 the annual pumpkin festival is a do not miss.
Munch on a caramel apple while you explore the challenging 7 acre corn maze. If this is too much they also offer a smaller version for little kids. Kids will also love the pony rides and bounce pillows while parents will love the available food trucks and exploring the working farm.
9. Hill’s Harvest
Hill’s Harvest offers fresh grown sugar pumpkins, a necessity for pumpkin pie making. They also sell their own pumpkin pies and offer instructions on how to do it at home. If you are looking for something unconventional you can buy some of the fresh roasted green chilis, too!
The large pumpkin patch makes finding the perfect pumpkin an adventurous experience. You can also pick up some seasonal fall decor with the small decorative squash, hay bales, and Indian corn.
10. Maize in the City
Last but not least in my list of pumpkin patches in Colorado is Maize in the City, which offers traditional orange pumpkins in addition to the unique other varieties such as cotton candy and Cinderella pumpkins. The patch is easy to manage and explore. If you are looking to bring the experience home be sure to grab some gourds, Indian corn, or a sugar pumpkin you can turn into homemade pie.
The many activities available include a petting zoo and pony rides. Do not miss the incredible twenty acre corn maze which will provide hours of family fall fun. Admission varies depending on activity, open until October 31st.
Visit the 10 Best Pumpkin Patches in Colorado!
Pumpkins might not be the first thing you think about when considering the state of Colorado, but as I hope you’ve now realized, there are many great pumpkin patches in Colorado worth the drive!
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