7NEWS list of the 7 things to do this weekend, October 11-13, 2013

DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks of the 7 Things To Do this weekend.

Friday and Saturday


Elitch Gardens Fright Fest

What: Family by Day, fright by night. Celebrate Halloween with 2 brand new haunted houses, live shows, and kids’ treats.

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver


Friday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday: 12 pm.-10 p.m.

Admission: $8 per attraction, $34.99 per daily ticket

More Information: http://www.elitchgardens.com/fright-fest-2013/




Harvest Festival

What: Enjoy a fall day at Barr Lake with hay rack rides, a pumpkin sale, face painter, rye maze and food.

Where: Barr Lake Nature Center, 13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, Colo.


Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Event is free but does require $7 per car park entry fee or free with annual parks pass.

More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/harvest-festival-5217b264d2928.html


Harvest Day

What: Harvest Day is relaxing day in the country. Dress up the little ones for a costume contest, eat food catered by Flying Horse Catering and enjoy some agricultural exhibits and demonstrations.

Where: CALF at Historic Lowell Ranch, 2330 S. I-25, Castle Rock, Colo.


Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.thecalf.org/


Saturday and Sunday


Denver Beer Fest (21 and older)

What: Join in on the final two days of the Denver Beer Fest. The event includes beer tastings at local restaurants, beer-paired dinners and “meet- the brewer” nights.

Where: Denver Downtown and Surrounding Neighborhoods

When: For event times, go to the link: http://www.denver.org//denverbeerfest/events

Admission: Varies

More Information: http://www.denver.org//denverbeerfest/events


All Weekend Long


Pumpkin Festival

What: Embrace the fall season at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. This three day event is a great tradition for the entire family where thousands of pumpkins will be ripe for the picking in our 10-acre patch. Families can enjoy live music by Stray Dog Colorado, express face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations and pumpkin bowling. The ever-so-popular monster hand-building station will return to this year’s festival. Kids can enjoy pony rides, amusement rides, balloon twists, giant coloring murals and a cookie decorating station.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, Colo.


Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Admission: $4-$7

More Information:  http://www.botanicgardens.org/pumpkin-festival/


Anderson Farms Fall Festival

What: Fall into autumnal activities such as a corn maze, wagon rides and pumpkin launching.

Where: Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd. 3 ¼, Erie, Colo.


Friday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: $10-$12

More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/anderson-farms-fall-fest-2011.html


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

What: Anything when these circus performers come to town. Come see the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.

Where: Pepsi Center


Friday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $16+

More Information:  http://www.ringling.com/


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