10 fun Colorado Pumpkin Patches worth checking out this fall

DENVER -- It's officially pumpkin season, so why not prepare for Halloween by heading out to a pumpkin patch to carve into a jack-o'-Lantern? 

We found ten places where you can do so this weekend!

1. Flat Acres Farm - Park

Voted the best Pumpkin Patch of 2017, the Annual Fall Festival and Maze at Flat Acres Farm has plenty of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a hale bale maze, duck razes, giant Jenga, a petting zoo, bounce houses, corn hole, climbing walls and more. 

Admission is $11 for ages 3 to 64 years old, seniors get in for $5 and military get 20 percent off. Children 2 and under get in free. Flat Acres Farm is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31. The farm will be open all week during the 2017 Douglas County Schools Fall Break from October 9 through 13. 

2. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms

Chatfield Farms will hold its Pumpkin Festival October 7-9. The ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch, a mini maze, barrel train ride and more family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for members, seniors and military and $6 for kid 3-15. Learn more on the Chatfield Farms' website.

3. Fritzler Pumpkin Patch - Greeley

The folks at Fritzler's Corn Maize near Greeley have a 7-acre U-pick pumpkin patch.

"We have big pumpkins, small pumpkins, giant pumpkins, itty-bitty pumpkins, weird pumpkins, spooky pumpkins, pumpkins perfect for carving – pumpkins of all colors and shapes," Fritzler's website says. "We also have decorative gourds, straw and corn stalks available for all your decorating needs."

Pumpkins are sold by the pound and Fritzler's also has a corn maze, mini-rollercoaster ride, pillow jump, duck races, pumpkin canons, go-carts and more.

Get hours, admission price and directions on the Fritzler website.

4. Anderson Farm - Erie

Anderson Farm in Erie has 30 acres of pumpkins and over 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Pumpkins range in price from $2 to $12, depending on the size.

Admission to the fall festival is $10-$16. Admission includes the corn maze, pumpkin launching, farm animals, mine cars, pedal karts and more. Learn more on the Anderson Farm's website.

5. Miller Farms - Platteville

Miller Farms near Platteville is hosting its Fall Harvest Festival and visitors have options on what they can take home.

For $30, you can load a wagon full of four varieties of pumpkins, plus gourds, onions, winter squash plus whatever other goodies they have that day. If you just want one pumpkin, they'll give you a price on that.

For $20 per adult, $15 per child, you can be a farmer for a day and fill up to 5 bags full of produce.

Learn more on the Miller Farms website. One tip, if you're going to visit on a weekday, call before you go and ask what is the best arrival time because sometimes they have very large school groups visiting the farm in the morning.

6. Jack Lantern's Corn Maze - Fort Collins

This is the 16th year for Jack Lantern's Corn Maze and pumpkin patch that promises "90 acres of fear, fright and fun."

Starting October, 6, visitors can enjoy farm animals, bounce houses, corn chuckers, pedal cars and more, in addition to the 20-acre corn maze..

Admission starts at $12 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3 to 10. Learn more about the maze on the Jack Lantern's website.

7. Rock Creek Farm - Broomfield

Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, near Northwest Parkway and Highway 287, is a working farm with 100 acres of U-Pick-Em pumpkin fields to explore. The farm also has pigs, goats, ponies, donkeys, chickens and other farm animals. There's a corn maze, too.

Admission is $9 for adutls, $6 for kids 4-11 years old. There is a fee for the pumpkins, the corn maze and other activities. Learn more the Rock Creek Farm's website.

8. Cottonwood Farms Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze - Boulder

Enjoy a corn maze, a straw-bale maze, farm animals and farm equipment are on display at Cottonwood Farms in Boulder. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. 

Check out their hours and FAQ by going to the Cottonwood Farms website here

9. Mile High Farms - Bennett

Two corn mazes, a petting zoo, hayride, pumpkin patch, barrel cat rides, bounce castles, face painting and more entertainment can be found in the Town of Bennett this fall! The corn maze is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for kids. Mile High Farms is located at 11 Cavanaugh Road. 

For more information go to the Mile High Farms website

10. Maize in the City - Thornton

Maize in the City features a 20-acre corn maze and a kids' mini maze. There's also a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle and other activities.

To make the maize more interactive, they even have a smartphone trivia game.

Tickets start at $12 for adults and $9 for kids ages 5 to 12 for the corn maze, which kicks off September 29. Learn more on the Maize in the City website.


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