DENVER – 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 the Denver metro area this weekend.
1. Get in the fall season spirit at the Denver Botanic Gardens' Pumpkin Festival
What: The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms welcomes you to celebrate the fall season with a treasured October tradition at the Pumpkin Festival! 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. There will also be food, beer and live entertainment.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd. in Littleton, Colo.
When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.). Due to expected inclement weather, all Sunday activities have been canceled.
Admission: $7 for non-member seniors (ages 65 and up), $6 for non-member children ages 3-12 and $9 for non-member adults.
More info: Learn more on the Chatfield Farms website.
2. Don't let the cold keep you from Urban Farm's Farm Fest in Stapleton
What: It may be cold this weekend, but Farm Fest will be in full swing with their pumpkin patch, live music, great food, a hayride and other activities.
Where: 3238, 10200 Smith Rd. in Denver
When: Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $40 for non-members, $35 per family for members (two adults and kids); $8 per individual.
More info: http://theurbanfarm.org/
3. Walk through the Enchanted Hollows at the Denver Zoo
What: Travel an eerie trail where the darkness has almost all but taken hold, echoes of the roots of Halloween can be heard, and creatures and spirits infamous in stories and lore rise to life in the new Woodland Hollow night walk experience at the Denver Zoo.
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. in Denver
When: Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: Between $0 - $20; check their website for a full list of prices.
4. Get your fix (and then some) of chocolate at Choctoberfest Colorado
What: Love chocolate? Then you’ll go crazy over the decadent pleasures of Choctoberfest, which turns a Saturday in fall into one long, miasmic cacao high! Add the Chocolate Happy Hour, chocolates paired with wine and beer, entertainment, and kids’ activities for an event to remember!
Where: Arapahoe County Fair and Event Center, 25690 E. Quincy Ave. in Aurora, Colo.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Between $5 to $50; check this website for full ticket information.
More info: https://chocolatefests.org/
5. Castlewood Canyon State Park Haunted Trail
What: Castlewood Canyon State Park is hosting their annual Haunted Trail! Be a part of the experience as you hear haunted stories, get some awesome fall treats and, of course, hike the spooky trail. You are asked to meet at the Canyon Point parking lot.
Where: Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 S. Highway 83 in Franktown, Colo.
When: Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
6. Creepy Walk in the Woods
What: Mark your calendars and witness this supernatural event taking place just two miles west of Loveland. This event is not recommended for children under 11 years of age.
Where: 1750 Savage Rd. in Loveland, Colo.
When: Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person.
More info: www.creepywalk.com
7. Bromley Farm Festival & Corn Maze
What: The second annual Bromley Farm Festival has fun for all the family! Enjoy an incredible corn maze, a huge pumpkin patch, celebrity American Ninja warriors and obstacle courses, local food provided by LoHi Steakbar, local craft drinks provided by Big Choice Brewery, and much more.
Where: Bromley Farm, 1594 E. Bromley Lane in Brighton, Colo.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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