Summer is over and school is in session, but there are still a ton of fun things to look forward to in Colorado. Family-friendly activities span across the area, allowing communities to have a taste of fall fun. Already, Fall Fests have begun, but, don't worry, there is still plenty of time to find a fest, pumpkin patch or corn maze that you can attend. Below are some fall events happening in September across Colorado.
PSST… FALL, PUMPKIN AND HARVEST FESTIVALS 2017 COLORADO
Posted in the Denver Ear by More Zucker:
FALL FEST AT ANDERSON FARMS
Photograph courtesy of ©Anderson Farms
When: September 20 – October 31, 2017
Where: Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516
Cost: $10 – $16; Free for Children 3 & Under
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Anderson Farms is the home of Colorado’s longest-running Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch features 30 acres of pumpkins and over 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, and you can take a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor.
Race your friends around the track on their man powered go karts, mine for gemstones and fossils, ride the Mine Cars, the Barrel Train, lose yourself in the “Krazy” Rainbow Maze, explore Tire Mountain, “Fort A-Lot-A Fun”, “Punchin’ Pumpkins”, Farm Lights, pet farm animals, and more.
PAONIA’S MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Mountain Harvest Festival
When: September 21 – 24, 2017
Where: Paonia Park, Paonia, CO 81428
Time: Thursday 12pm – 9pm; Friday 12pm – Late Night; Saturday 9am – 1am; Sunday 9am – 6pm
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The 17th Annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a non-profit, four-day festival held in Paonia that is community-organized and seeks to benefit the local economy by providing entertainment by local musicians, writers of poetry and prose, dancers, comedians and dramatists.
This family-friendly festival also includes a chili cook-off, arts, crafts, kids area, grape stomp, harvest market, farmers’ market, and live music all weekend.
FRUITA FALL FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Fruita Fall Festival
When: September 22 – 24, 2017
Where: 432 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO 81521
Time: Friday 9am – 8pm; Saturday 7am – 8pm; Sunday 11am – 3pm
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Fruita Fall Festival is a three-day event with over 125 vendors selling their arts, crafts, and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events for all ages such a golf tournament, carnival, live music performances, cooking contest, street dancing and more. This 100-year-old festival is one of Colorado’s longest running festivals.
MORRISON CIDERFESTPhotograph courtesy of ©Morrison Ciderfest
When: September 23, 2017
Where: Bear Creek Center, 150 Spring St, Morrison, CO 80465
Time: 10am – Dark; Hay & Pony Rides 11am – 3pm
Morrison Ciderfest is a cider festival that has been around since 1989. This festival encourages families to sip from steaming mugs together and partake in fun and family-friendly activities.
At the festival you can expect to enjoy cider presses, a custom car show, kids area with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts exhibits, a silent auction, a horseshoe tournament, live music, food vendors and more.
MAIZE IN THE CITY FARM FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Maize in the City
When: September 29 – October 31, 2017
Where: 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229
Cost: $9 – $12; Pumpkin Field + Kids Attraction: Free
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Maize in the City is hosting over a month-long fall festival which will include the Crazed Corn Maze, a mini maze, a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, air slides and sand art, among other attractions for the whole family.
The Crazed Corn Maze is a 20-acre maze that is fun for all ages. While visitors navigate their way through the cornfield, they are invited to engage in the one-of-a-kind smart phone trivia game. Choose a category or enter unique questions; each correct answer provides directions to the next checkpoint.
The Mini Maze is a smaller maze perfect for young children. With paper checkpoints, children will collect hole punches as they navigate through the maze. Parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany their children through this maze for free.
Visitors are welcome to explore the pumpkin field and choose from the pumpkin options on site.
JARED’S GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND WEIGH-OFFPhotograph courtesy of ©Jared’s Nursery Gift and Garden Center
When: September 30, 2017
Where: Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center, 10500 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
The 12th Annual Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Offis the largest pumpkin weigh off in the state of Colorado. The festival will include a 100′ pumpkin drop off, a half ton pumpkin weigh off, live music, beer, food vendors, a straw maze, inflatable games for kids and adults, and over $5,000 of prizes awarded to attendees.
HARVEST FARM FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE Photograph courtesy of ©Harvest Farm
When: Fridays through Sundays; September 30 – October 29, 2017
Where: Harvest Farm, 4240 E Co Rd 66, Wellington, CO 80549
Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Cost: $10 – $15; Free for Children 3 & Under
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Denver Rescue Mission’s 15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze will include activities such as a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides and much more.
HARVEST FEST AT MAY FARMSPhotograph courtesy of ©May Farms
When: Saturdays & Sundays; September 30 – October 29, 2017
Where: May Farms, 64001 US-36, Byers, CO 80103
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: $10; Free for Children 5 & Under
May Farms‘ annual Harvest Fest will feature unlimited barrel train rides, unlimited hay rides, an unlimited walk in their corn maze, shots from their Pumpkin Cannon, lawn and playground activities a barnyard, and more
ESTES PARK ELK FESTPhotograph courtesy of ©Visit Estes Park
When: September 30 – October 1, 2017
Where: Bond Park, MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
The 19th Annual Elk Fest in Estes Park is free festival featuring bugling contests, Cabela’s Archery Range, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, self guided elk tour maps, a children’s’ area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden.
Elk Fest will also include live country, rock and bluegrass music, an annual Rut Run 5k and vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, and distinctive elk cuisine.
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