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 in Colorado to pick your own pumpkin.
7 fall-inspired things to do in October
To get the most out of Colorado’s spectacular fall season, check out these fun activities for October.
Here’s a list of pumpkin farms in Colorado 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.)
Pumpkin patches near Denver
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 September on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 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. 7-9. Tickets required. Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms continues through Oct. 31.
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 starting Sept. 24 through Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-paid admissions strongly recommended, especially on weekends. Call or check the website in case of wintry weather.
10600 Isabelle Road, Lafayette
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. Opens on Oct. 1. Buy tickets in advance. 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
Pumpkin patches in northern Colorado
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 (except Tuesdays) from Sept. 21 through Halloween. Private campfire spaces also available.
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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 18 through Oct. 30.
20861 CR 33, LaSalle
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 starting Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1230 S Boise Avenue, Loveland
Something From the Farm is a dog-friendly pumpkin farm. Four generations of the Dory family run this certified-organic pumpkin patch where you can also enjoy a hayride or explore a bale maze.
No entrance fee. Pumpkins sold by the pound.
Open daily from Sept. 30 through Halloween. Hours: 9 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
8020 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs
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, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September 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. The Great Pumpkin Patch is open weekends from mid-October through Halloween.
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 daily except Mondays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 30. Buy tickets in advance.
24024 State Highway 94; Ellicott
Pumpkin patches in eastern Colorado
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 in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24120 Weld County Road 8, Hudson
Pope Farms features you-pick-’em sunflowers in September and fall items on weekends in October. You’ll find everything from sunflowers to straw, corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins and winter squash. The farm even features special “Zombie Paintball” events after dark. Open Oct. 1-31 on Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
19502 CR 3, Wiggins
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
Pumpkin patches in Western Colorado
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, Sept. 30-Oct. 30. Call for directions.
21 ½ Road north of Highway 6 & 50, Grand Junction