Whether you like traditional big orange pumpkins, white fairy tale pumpkins or spooky types like warty pumpkins, you can make the Halloween season even more festive by venturing to a pumpkin patch or farm to pick your own pumpkin.
You’ll find great spots for pumpkin picking around Colorado.
Here’s a list of pumpkin farms by region to help you get started. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! (Please check each farm’s website or call ahead before you venture out in case the farm is closed due to cold or snowy weather.)
In the summer and early fall, Berry Patch Farms is a wonderful place to pick your own raspberries and strawberries (as the name implies). Now, it’s pumpkin season. Open in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, enjoy hayrides, a straw maze and scavenger hunt, along with pumpkin picking. Bonus, you can also meet the farm chickens and pigs.
13785 Potomac Street, Brighton
Bring children and a wagon and load up on pumpkins. Free “pumpkin daycare” available while you enjoy the rest of the festival, which includes entertainment and additional activities like pony rides, crafts and face painting. Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 11-13. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms continues through Oct. 27.
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon, Littleton
Cottonwood is a family-owned farm near Boulder and just north of Lafayette. Borrow one of the farm’s red wagons or bring your own to pick you own pumpkin. The farm also offers organic winter squash, a corn maze and a straw bale maze. Hayrides available on weekends. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Halloween. Call or check the website in case of wintry weather.
10600 Isabelle Road, Lafayette
Along with a pumpkin patch, Flat Acres Farm features a petting zoo, a corn maze, duck races, giant Jenga, hayrides and corn hole. Open Wednesdays through Sundays through Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
11321 Dransfeldt Road, Parker
This farm just outside of Boulder has a pumpkin patch along with pre-picked pumpkins and gourds. The farm also features hayrides and a corn maze. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through October.
75th & Valmont, Boulder
Rock Creek Farm features over 100 acres of ‘U-pick-em’ pumpkins, along with a hay bale maze, farm animals and six miles of winding paths through their corn maze. Open 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through Halloween. Open some nights if you wish to explore the corn maze with a flashlight. Check the website for more details.
2005 South 112th Street, Broomfield
At Anderson Farms, you can ride an antique wagon out to the pumpkin fields, where you’ll be able to pick from more than 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. The farm even offers a handicapped-accessible wagon ride. The farm also features a corn maze, a pumpkin cannon and a combine slide, among other attractions. The pumpkin patch is open daily until 5:30 p.m.
6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie
The Bee Hugger is a community farm where families can go to see bees and pick pumpkins in the fall. The farm also boasts you-pick-em sunflowers in the summer.
4801 Ute Highway, Longmont
This family-owned farm features plenty of pumpkins along with a corn maze, go-carts, a barrel train, a pumpkin house, a corn box (like a sandbox) and pumpkin cannons. Open Wednesdays through Sundays through Nov. 2.
20861 CR 33, LaSalle
Not only can you get pumpkins here, you can also enjoy goat yoga and kite day. Check it out. Open Fridays through Sundays until Oct. 27.
4240 E Co Rd 66, Wellington
During the Fall Harvest Festival, folks of all ages can take a tractor ride out in the fields of a working farm to get their hands in the dirt to harvest pumpkins and vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, Indian corn and peppers. The 180-acre farm also features antique tractors, a hay pyramid, farm animals, a corn maze, a ‘Croc-pit’ (from chopped up Croc shoes). Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through mid-November.
13912 Co Rd 19, Platteville
Established in 1861, Osborn farm features a field full of pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds along with activities for the whole family including a barrel train, hayrides (on weekends) and straw bales for children to climb.
Open daily through October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1230 S Boise Avenue, Loveland
A family-owned farm, Diana’s features specialty pumpkins just right for any jack-o-lantern, along with a corn maze, corn bin, hay slide and duck races. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Halloween.
1649 Poplar Avenue, Cañon City
Known for their Pueblo chiles during the summer, the Pantaleo’s offer pumpkins in the fall at their farm east of Pueblo. You can also go on hayrides and enjoy bonfires at night.
39651 South Road, Vineland
This farm features a pumpkin patch along with pony rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, train rides, corn bins, a petting zoo, duck races, a tire jungle, a hay slide and corn hole. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24024 State Highway 94; Ellicott
Along with finding plenty of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and straw bales, you can also create your own scarecrow. Mazzotti is a true working farm, and along with pumpkins, it also features a petting zoo and a corn maze. Open weekends through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24120 Weld County Road 8, Hudson
The Weathers family operates a family farm where they raise cattle and grow sweet corn, popcorn, wheat, alfalfa and plenty of pumpkins. They also have a large corn maze. The farm, located 6 miles east of Yuma, is open in October on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
11550 US Highway 34,Yuma
You’ll find pumpkins, a corn maze, a hay mountain, horse-drawn hayrides, potato-sack races, a zipline, an aviary, a petting zoo and pony rides. Studt’s advertises itself as the largest pumpkin patch and corn maze in Colorado’s Grand Valley. Open daily, except on Mondays, through Halloween. Call for directions.
21 ½ Road north of Highway 6 & 50, Grand Junction