‘Tis the season for picking festive gourds and scaring the heck out of ourselves.
For the most part, you’ll have to leave Denver to do it. Pumpkin patches and corn fields just are not viable in the urban core. But if you’re willing to make a drive, there are some pretty spectacular fields to get lost in and chased around. One of these places even has corn cannons and something called “Goat City.”
I compiled a list and a map to help your plan some fall funtivities. Let me know if I missed anything at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corn mazes and pumpkin patches. All hours through October, except as otherwise noted.
6728 Country Road 3-1/4, Erie
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday
9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, camp fires, gem mining, haunted corn maze, paint-ball zombie hunt and more.
Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
10 a.m.-8 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Corn mazes, hay rides, barrel train rides, pony rides and more. Here’s our look through a parent’s eyes.
1535 N. 75th St., Boulder
10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Corn maze, hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, hay rides and more.
Crazed Cornfield Maze and Colorado Pumpkin Patch
104th and Riverdale Road, Thornton
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides and a corn kernel box (like a sand box).
Fritzler’s Corn Maze
20861 CR 33, LaSalle
6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
5-10 p.m. Friday
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Huge, complex corn maze famous for the designs. This year’s is a tribute to the Broncos Super Bowl 50 win. At night: a haunted maze.
Fall Harvest Festival Miller Farms
13912 CR 19, Platteville
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through mid-November
Tractor rides to harvest your own vegetables. Antique planes, trucks, cars and tractors.
4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Corn maze, wagon rides, yard games, camp fires, petting zoo, pig races, “Goat City” (!!!), pumpkin patch, corn cannons, food trucks and much more.
64001 U.S. Highway 36
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, barrel train, hay rides, a pumpkin cannon, barnyard, cornhole and other activities. $25 admission.
Valmont Road and N. 75th St., Boulder
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals and hay rides.
Nick’s Garden Center
2001 S. Chambers Road, Aurora
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Straw maze, pumpkins, games, bounce castles, a pedal cart track, mini-train rides and tunnel of terror hay ride.
Rock Creek Farms
2005 S. 112th St., Broomfield
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily
Pumpkin picking, corn mazes, farm animals, homemade fall treats and more.
Tagawa Gardens Nursery & Garden Center
7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays though October
Pumpkin decorating, an inflatable obstacle course, walk on water bubbles, pony rides, a historical hayride, the bat cave, face painting, balloon twisting and more.