With Halloween around the corner, it’s time for all things pumpkin, whether that be pumpkin pie or Jack-O’-Lanterns to decorate and set out on the porch. We want to make sure you and the kids have a chance at picking the perfect pumpkin, so we rounded up 4 of our favorite pumpkin patches near Denver. What’s even better is that many of these patches even have fall festivals with hayrides and corn mazes to enjoy so you and the family can enjoy all the fall festivities this month with this handy guide.
Anderson Farms grows over 70 different types of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds, making them an unbeatable spot for picking out that perfect Jack-O’-Lantern. Their pumpkins range in size, and so does the price. For pumpkins that are smaller than a milk gallon, you can pay as little as $2 but the largest of their pumpkins cost $12. If you pay admission to the fall festival then you also get access to a wagon pulled by a tractor that will take you and the whole family to the patch. Since there are no lights out in the field, the patch will close around dusk. Don’t forget that once night hits, the fields turn into a terrifying haunted corn maze suited for adults, so if that sounds like your type of event, drop the kids off at home and return for a spooky evening of Terror in the Corn.
Where: 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516
Chatfield Farms is part of Denver’s Botanic Garden and is the closest patch you can get to from the city. This weekend, starting on Friday the 7th, you can attend the Pumpkin Festival where, aside from just picking out your own pumpkin, squash, or gourd, you can also spend an entire afternoon participating in fun fall events. Enjoy hunting for the perfect pumpkin at the patch, enjoy hayrides, or get your face painted as a spooky character.
Where: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
Through the rest of the month, head to Mile High Farms every weekend for their fall festival which includes their wonderful pumpkin patch, plus free access to other activities. They’ve got two corn mazes (one for adults and one for kids), an antique tractor ride to and from the patch, and barrel cart rides, a bouncy castle, and more. Food and purchasing a pumpkin are extra charges, and the maze hours are Saturdays and Sunday from 10am – 6pm.
Where: 11 Cavanaugh Rd, Bennett, CO 80102
Maize in the City has got a great easy-to-pick field with prices that range depending on the size. Anywhere from $1 to $20 can get you a prized pumpkin or gourd for your front porch, perfect to decorate with the family, or to whip up a homemade pumpkin pie. Don’t forget to finish one of the corn mazes before you leave.
Where: 10451 McKay Rd Unit 1, Thornton, CO 80233