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When we think of fall we immediately think of jack o’lanterns, hay bales, corn stalks, and caramel apples. Many families will be heading out over the next week or so to find that perfect pumpkin or tasty caramel apple to celebrate the bounty October has to offer.  Where will you be headed?  Our agency did some research and found six local pumpkin patches/corn mazes in the Denver area (or a little beyond) that we thought you or your family might enjoy.  With so many fun farms and patches to visit (and many more we did not include) you may consider visiting more than one pumpkin patch this year!PumpkinPatch
Anderson Farms6728 Co Rd. 3 ¼, Erie, CO 80516  This is the home of Colorado’s Longest-Running Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Their Fall Fest festivities include a corn maze, pumpkin patch, gem mining, private campfire sites, Terror in the Corn, Zombie Paintball, farm animals, gourd launching, face painting, pony rides, crafts, a combine slide, fall produce for purchase and much more! Click HERE for more information about their many fall activities and to find hours for their daily events.
Berry Patch Farms 13785 Potomac St., Brighton, CO   Hours at Berry Patch Farms vary, but they are typically open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Berry Patch Farms boasts 40 acres of working farm. Visit Berry Patch Farm in October to enjoy their bountiful fall produce. For more information about what their farm has to offer in October go to their website HERE.
Cottonwood Farm1535 N. 75th St. Boulder, CO  Open 10-6 everyday until Halloween. This is a family farm located just east of Boulder on 75th Street & Arapahoe Rd. specializing in pumpkins and fall produce. Stop by to enjoy a great view of the Front Range. The snowcapped peaks provide an amazing  backdrop for the fall colors as their pumpkins and straw bales stand out against the green corn maze. They offer a free corn maze, pumpkin patch, straw bale maze for kids, farm animals, hay rides and a farm stand. Visit their website for more details.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms Corn Maze- 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO. Seven-acre corn maze. Mini maze for the little ones. View the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Admission also includes unlimited jumping pillow, one hayride and one barrel train ride (for children 10 and younger). Pony rides, hamster balls and food available for additional fee. Open Fridays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5.  Click HERE to get more information about this fall venue.
Maize in the City10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton, CO.  Maize in the City offers much to do for fall enthusiasts! They are home to a pumpkin field, the Crazed Corn Maze, a Mini Maze for kids, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables for children, a playground and much more! For more information about activities and hours of operation at Maize in the City click HERE.
Mile High Farms- 11 Cavanaugh Rd, Bennett, CO. Two corn mazes, a petting zoo, hayride, pumpkin patch, barrel cart rides, bounce castles, face painting, playground, entertainment and concessions. Open Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To learn more about Mile High Farms click HERE.
Munson Farms- Valmont Rd. & 75th St., Boulder, CO. Wander the huge pumpkin patch for FREE to pick your own, and pay by weight/size. Specializes in 10 varieties of heirloom pumpkins. Open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click HERE for more details about Munson Farms.
Nick’s Garden Center,-2001 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO. Straw maze, family tractor ride through the Tunnel of Terror (not too terrifying, in fact), kiddie train ride, jumping castles (one just for tots 5 and under). Huge pumpkin patch – more than 100 tons in all shapes and sizes. Open rain or shine Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about the festivities at Nick’s Garden Center HERE.
Osborn Farm Pumpkin Patch1230 South Boise Avenue, Loveland, CO. Open daily from 10-6. At this family owned farm (since 1861) you drive directly to the pumpkin patch, park your car, grab a wheelbarrow and pick your own pumpkins. Other activities to get you in the autumn spirit include a 4-H petting zoo, hay rides and plenty of fall produce to purchase. Osborn Farms also invites outside food vendors so you can enjoy yummy treats while you visit their farm.  Visit their website HERE to learn more about their farm and their activities.
Rock Creek Farm2005 S. 112th Street, Broomfield, CO off of Highway 287  Open 9-6:30 daily. Stop by Rock Creek Farms for fall family fun activities at one of the largest and most entertaining Halloween attractions in northern Colorado. They have over 100 acres of U-Pick-Em pumpkin fields to explore so you many find the perfect pumpkin. Their activities also include a hay bale maze for kids and six miles of winding paths in their larger corn mazes for the more adventurous fall fans. Children will have fun visiting with pigs, goats, ponies, donkeys, chickens and other farm animal at their farm/petting zoo. Visitors may also be tempted to purchase from their selection of fall festive treats and decorations such as gourds, Indian corn, caramel apples, baked goods, straw bales and more.  Click HERE for more details about Rock Creek Farm.