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 couple of weeks 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 on the north side of Denver 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 Farms– 6728 Co Rd. 3 ¼, Erie              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, 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 Harvest Festival – 13785 Potomac St., Brighton, CO  October 10 & October 17th from 10-3 both days. Regular hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8-4 and Wednesdays 3-6. The festival includes music, piñatas, hay ride, straw maze, craft, and mural coloring, pumpkin picking and face painting. Visit Berry Patch Farm on other days in October to enjoy their bountiful fall produce. For more information about what Berry Patch Farms has to offer in October go to their website HERE.
Cottonwood Farm – 1535 N. 75th St. Boulder  Open 10-6 everday 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.
Maize in the City-10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton  Open daily from 10-6 Monday through Friday and 10-8 on Saturday and Sunday. 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 at Maize in the City click HERE.
Osborn Farm Pumpkin Patch– 1230 South Boise Avenue, Loveland  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 Farm– 2005 S. 112th Street, Broomfield 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.