LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – If you want an authentic pumpkin for Halloween, why not go right to the source? There are 10 acres of pumpkins at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

There will be amusement rides and other entertainment this weekend at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Children can get their faces painted and also take a ride on a real, live Brahma bull named Max.

“His favorite diet is peppermints, of course. But he gets a little wound up like a kid when we give him those,” Max’s owner Gary Reiber with the Kodiak Ranch said.

Jess Parrish with Cool Hand Ice showed off some great artwork on pumpkins on the CBS4 Morning News. He will be giving pumpkin carving demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at the festival.

“I have an ice carving business and it just kind of branched off from there,” Parrish said. “I’ve been doing it professionally now for about five years.”

The pumpkin festival starts Friday at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday. Go to the Deer Creek Canyon exit off of Wadsworth Boulevard.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. The price of a pumpkin is about $8.

LINK: Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival


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