Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, October 14-16, 2016

Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 18:00:14-04

Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.  

Friday - Sunday

Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

What:  Get lost in the 10-acre corn maze at Harvest Farm.  And afterwards enjoy a multitude of family-friendly attractions including the hay bale maze, pig races, hay wagon rides, petting zoo, corn box wagons, corn cannons, pumpkin smash, evening campfires, food trucks, kettle corn and more.  It will be a full day of fun for the whole family.

Where: Harvest Farm, 4240 E. Country Road 66, Wellington, Colo.

When:  Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday: 12 noon-6 p.m.  (Weekends through Oct. 30th)

Admission: $15 – Adults; $13 – Kids 4-12 years; Kids 3 years and under are free.

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Friday - Saturday

Snowboard on the Block

What:  With snow starting to fall in the mountains, this high-altitude festival will get you pumped for the upcoming season on the slopes.  Bigger and better than last year, Snowboard on the Block will feature a 3-story pro rail jam (with real snow), ski film premieres on a giant outdoor screen, live music and a pop-up retail area filled with tons of gear to outfit you for the winter.  Plus giveaways, pro athlete appearances and more.

Where:  Sculpture Park, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday: 1 p.m.-10 p.m. 

Admission:  $19.98 - Friday Ticket; $39.98 - Saturday Ticket (2-Day discount ticket available.)

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Saturday – Sunday


What:  It’s Halloween at the Butterfly Pavilion this weekend.  Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crawly activities and crafts, and special character guest appearances throughout the weekend.      

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Avenue, Westminster, Colo.

When:  Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Admission: General Admission:  $11 - Adults; $6 - Kids 2-12 years; Kids under 2 years are free.

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Choctoberfest 2016

What: Chocoholics rejoice!  This is the event for you!  Indulge yourself with decadent delights from truffles and toffee, to cakes and cookies, to chocolate-infused wine and beer.  Featuring the best chocolatiers and vendors from the Rocky Mountain region, it will be a true chocolate haven. 

Where:  Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: $5; Kids under 5 years are free.  (Tasting tickets additional cost, 12 for $10.)

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Arapahoe County Fall Festival

What: Come celebrate a piece of Colorado’s history at the Fall Festival at the 17 Mile House Farm Park.  Pick out a pumpkin, take a hayride, pan for gold, tour the farmhouse, and even milk Bessie the cow and meet the rest of her barnyard friends.  Plus, enjoy live music and food from local food trucks.  It will be fun for the whole family.

Where: 17 Mile House Farm Park, 8181 S. Parker Road, Centennial, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free (Pumpkins, food and drink available for purchase.)

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Free Day at Denver Firefighters Museum

What: In honor of National Fire Safety and Prevention Week, enjoy a free day at the Denver Firefighters Museum.  Free admission all day includes hands-on fire safety activities and your chance to talk with real firefighters.   

Where: Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Place, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  (Special activities available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) 

Admission: Free

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Harvest Festival

What:  This Saturday, it’s Castle Rock who will host a Harvest Festival.  And not only will you be able to find that perfect pumpkin at this event, but you can also carve it on-site!  Plus face painting, crafts, food and local craft beer.  Stay through the evening to see the Great Pumpkin Wall lighting and watch an outdoor showing of the animated classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”     

Where: Festival Park, 300 2nd Street, Castle Rock, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. (Pumpkin Wall lighting at 6:30 p.m., followed by movie at 6:40 p.m.) 

Admission: Free (Pumpkins will cost about $5 each.)

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Bonus Things To Do:  Friday is National Haunted House Day making it a great excuse to head to any Metro area haunt to get your scare on.  


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