Nothing says Fall like a family visit to your local pumpkin patch! Those of us that have visited farms and pumpkin patches as kids know that these memories last a lifetime. From getting lost in the vast corn mazes to sipping cider while searching for the perfect pumpkin, the activities offered at pumpkin patches will have you wishing Fall would never end. Colorado is home to many farms and patches, but we narrowed down our eight favorites within only twenty miles of Denver for the perfect weekend getaway in your own backyard!
Everitt Farms is a sustainable family farm that go above and beyond to minimize their environmental impact and educate the public on these practices. Their adorable and picturesque pumpkin patch features various pumpkins in all shapes and sizes that are grown at their farm in Lakewood.
One of the largest pumpkin patches in Colorado, Rock Creek Farm offers over 100 acres of U-Pick Pumpkin fields to explore! The fun doesn’t stop there, as they also offer over six miles of corn mazes, farm animal visits, festive treats and decorations, and other great activities for all to enjoy. Open late on weekends for you to explore the corn maze with a flashlight at night under the stars. The late-night corn maze is haunt and scare free, great for little ones! Admission and parking is always free!
Open every weekend in October, Tagawa Gardens Pumpkin Festival is educational, festive, and fun! This unique pumpkin fest offers exhibits where children and adults alike can learn about nature and wildlife. Some of these include their bat cave, their hands-on bug and insect presentation, grape stomping, inflatable obstacle courses, and so much more! Of course, traditional pumpkin patch activities like mini-train rides, pony rides, hayrides and pumpkin decorating are also part of the fun!
Gourds and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available at this U-Pick patch! Enjoy a day of hay rides and delicious cider at this authentic farm patch. All your Fall decorative items can be found here, including corn stalks, hay bales, indian corn, and colorful gourds. Admission is always free!
This 700-acre native plant refuge hosts various events throughout the year, but their treasured October Pumpkin Festival might take the cake! This event is only one weekend per year, so make sure to check it out before it’s gone! Enjoy access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch along with a multitude of children’s activities. Tickets are limited, don’t wait to get yours!
Voted the best pumpkin patch of 2017 and 2018 by the Parker Small Business Group, this patch will be sure to impress. Plenty of activities for kids to enjoy, especially those aged 10 and younger. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be found at Flat Acres, along with many activities including a petting zoo, corn maze, hay bale maze w/ obstacle course, duck races, hay rides, bounce house, corn hole, swing sets, and a climbing wall just to name a few!
Colorado’s favorite rural fall event! Enjoy convenient and fun attractions for the whole family, including a U-Pick pumpkin field, corn kernel box, 20 acre corn maze, corn launcher, mini train, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and more!
We know these Pumpkin Patches will have you wanting to come back year after year, creating family traditions and memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for more fun Fall activities for the kids and family, check out some of these other great articles below: