What could be more fun in fall than to go pick out your own Halloween pumpkin straight from the field. You can choose from literally hundreds of pumpkins and the farmer gets to sell directly to the public. Many farmers will also have Fall Festivals that have corn mazes, petting zoos, and other activities. What a great way to spend a cool fall afternoon together. Gather up the clan and go pick a pumpkin in a your local patch. Several patches have closed in recent years so this list is updated for 2010.
Anderson Farms will again host its annual Fall Festival this year. While they will not be holding the “Terror in the Corn” event this year, there will be plenty of kid friendly activities on site. Fall Festival will again include a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch with a stop at Animal Acres. New for 2009 will be nighttime hayrides and a Sudoko Corn Maze. Kids can also enjoy Mine Car rides, Barrel Train rides, Pony rides, a Bounce House, face painting, gem mining, a corn maze, and the Kiddie Korral Playground. On weekends you can watch the Pumpkin Launcher in action.
Children 3 & under: Free
Children 4-12 years: $10.00
Adults 13-59 years: $12.00
Seniors 60+ years: $10.00
Pumpkins range from $2.00-25.00
Coupon on website
6728 Weld County Road 3¼, Erie, CO
Open 10am – 10pm weekends. Variable weekday hours.
September 25th – October 31st, 2010
Admission charge for Fall Festival activities.
No outside pets are allowed on the farm except for service animals.
Accept Cash, Business checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. An ATM is available on the farm.
Facebook: Anderson Farms
Cottonwood Farm hosts its annual Fall Halloween Festival in 2010. Come pick out your pumpkin in their large patch. Kids can explore farm equipment, farm animals, a straw bale maze, and a cornfield maze. Wagon rides are available for $3.
75th Street and Arapahoe Ave., CO
Open 10am – 6pm daily
September 25 – October 31, 2010
Miller Farms will once again have its Fall Festival at its farm in 2010! Come pick out your pumpkin and then enjoy the kid friendly activities. Activities include a petting zoo, a giant jumping balloon, a corn maze, a fire truck to explore, and a hayride out to the vegetable fields. You can even pick your own vegetables. Bring your own picnic and you can utilize one of their many covered tables. They will also have snacks and drinks available for purchase.
9040 Colorado Hwy. 66, Platteville, CO
Open 9 am to 6pm daily
September 6 through November 15, 2010
Admission $10 to $15
Discount for Active Military, Police, and Firefighters.
The Munson family farm will have their traditional pumpkin patch in October. Beside their well-known farm stand, there will be hayrides, a corn maze, and the chance to pick your own pumpkins.
75th Street and Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO
Open 9am to 6:30pm daily
October thru Halloween 2010
Osborn Farm is continuing its 30-year tradition of planting a pumpkin patch. Kids can grab a wheelbarrow and head out to the patch to pick out a pumpkin. They can also pick out gourds, Indian corn and more. If you come on one of their Market Days, there will be music, craft vendors, and hayrides.
1230 S Boise Ave Loveland, CO
Open 10am to 6pm daily (weather permitting)
October 3 to October 31, 2010
Rock Creek Farm U-Pick-em Pumpkin Patch
Look for the giant inflatable pumpkin on Hwy 287 just north of Broomfield. Then grab some pruning shears at the gate and follow the signs to the open pumpkin fields in your car. Park your car and then go find a field pumpkin still attached to the vine. Once you have the pumpkin, you can go visit the corn maze and farm animals. Return to the front of the farm to pay. There are also straw bales, corn stalks, gourds, Indian corn, and baked goods available for purchase.
2005 South 112th Street, Broomfield, CO
Open 9 am to 6 pm daily
September 28 – October 31, 2010 (weather permitting)
Field pumpkins start at $7.00. Quantity discounts.
Accept Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Credit Cards are NOT accepted.
Coupon in Boulder Daily Camera
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
The RMPR is a USDA Certified Organic farm. Come pick an organic pumpkin straight out of their pumpkin patch. They have Radio Flyer wagons that you can take to the patch and haul back the pumpkin and the kids in. Their weekend Fall Festival activities include: a corn maze, a hay bale maze, farm animal feeding Petting Zoo, an obstacle course, pumpkin painting, and a honey bee observatory. While you are there you can purchase organic produce, honey products, fruit juices, ciders, and canned goods.
9057 Ute Hwy / CO 66, Longmont, CO
Open 10am – 5pm daily thru October 31, 2010
Free admission for pumpkin patch
Charge for weekend Fall Festival activities
Coupon on their website
Ollin Farms will have a thank you Fall Festival for all the support they’ve gotten from their customers this summer. The festival will have farm animals, hayrides, live music, and free hors d’ oeuvres will be served. They’ll have wagons available to help you transport your pumpkins and any produce you purchase.
8627 North 95th St., Longmont, CO
Sunday Oct 3, 2010
Fall Festival 11am -5pm
Free admission to Fall Festival
Fee for pumpkins