18 great pick-your-own pumpkin farms in Colorado

October 11th, 2019
young boy leans on pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. Now is a great time to pick your own pumpkins
Make the Halloween season more festive by heading to a pumpkin patch or farm to pick your own pumpkins. Photo: Getty Images.

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.)

Denver area:

Berry Patch Farms, Brighton

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

birds fly over a pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms
Birds swoop over the pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton

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 Farm, Lafayette

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

Flat Acres Farm, Parker

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

Munson Farms, Boulder

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, Broomfield

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

Northern Colorado

Anderson Farms, Erie

 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

pumpkin patch
Bright orange pumpkins fill a field at Chatfield Farms. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

The Bee Hugger, Longmont

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

Fritzler Farm Park, La Salle

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

Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze, Wellington

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

Miller Farms, Platteville

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

Osborn Farm, Loveland

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

adults and children fill red wagons with pumpkins at Chatfield Farms
When you pick your own pumpkins, it’s great to bring along a wagon. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Southern Colorado

Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze, Cañon City

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

Pantaleo Farms Great Pumpkin Patch, Vineland

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

Wishing Star Farm, Ellicott

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

Eastern Colorado

Mazzotti Farms, Hudson

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

Weathers Family Farm, Yuma

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

Western Colorado

Studt’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Grand Junction

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

About the author

Katie Kerwin McCrimmon is a proud Colorado native. She attended Colorado College, thanks to a merit scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation, and worked as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park during summer breaks from college. She is also a storyteller. She loves getting to know UCHealth patients and providers and sharing their inspiring stories.

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Katie then worked as a reporter for an online health news site before joining the UCHealth team in 2017.

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