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Top Pumpkin Patches Around Denver

October 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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Anderson Farms (credit: andersonfarms.com)

Anderson Farms (credit: andersonfarms.com)

Anderson Farms (credit: andersonfarms.com) Anderson Farms (credit: andersonfarms.com)

Sure, you can pick up a pumpkin at your local grocery store but where’s the fun in that? Isn’t it better to create some family memories and visit a traditional pumpkin patch? You can get lots of wonderful photos of your children frolicking in the patch as you search as a family for that perfect pumpkin. Plus, all of these fun pumpkin patches include other great activities for the whole family. From corn mazes to hay mazes to petting zoos and more, you’ll find lots of great ways to spend the day as a family.

Anderson Farms
Fall Festival
6728 Country Road 3-1/4
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 828-5210
www.andersonfarms.com

The Fall Festival at Anderson Farms is always one of the best highlights of the fall season. To get to the pumpkin patch, you’ll take a fun hayride on a wagon pulled by an antique tractor. The tractor will take you to one of the largest pumpkin patches in Colorado with more than 30 acres and 26 varieties of squash, pumpkins and gourds to enjoy. Pumpkins are priced separately and they range in price from $2 to about $20 depending on the size. You’ll also get admission to the 30-acre corn maze or check out pumpkin launching on Saturdays and Sundays and watch pumpkins get hurled up to a quarter mile. There is so much more to enjoy at the Fall Festival, so be sure to grab the whole family for this one.

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Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
1649 Poplar Ave.
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 821-9133
www.dianaspumpkinpatch.com

If you are willing to take a bit of a drive (about two hours), the trip to Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be well worth it. You can find a plethora of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes here, from the large pumpkins for your best spooky Jack-O-Lantern to the smaller pumpkins perfect for pies and other foods. Because Diana’s grows all of its own pumpkins, you’ll also find a huge selection of heirloom and specialty pumpkins, and of course everything is subject to weather and supply. While you are there, check out one of the oldest corn mazes in town and get lost in more than eight acres of spooky corn fun.

Cottonwood Farms
1535 N. 75th St.
Boulder, CO 80303
(720) 890-4766
www.cottonwoodfarms.com

For a traditional family day, head out to Cottonwood Farms and visit this picturesque pumpkin patch. You can borrow a little red wagon and head out on the trail with your kids as you search the patch for the perfect pumpkin. You’ll find a great variety of pumpkins and a lot of other fun activities to keep everyone entertained. Check out the straw bale maze, which is perfect for the kids that may be too young for the bigger corn maze, or check out all the animals as your kids learn a bit about life on the farm. The pricing of the pumpkins varies with size but admission is free.

Crazed Cornfield Maze and Colorado Pumpkin Patch
104th and Riverdale Road
Thornton, CO 80233
(303) 913-5947
www.crazedcornfieldmaze.com

There is a lot to enjoy at the Crazed Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch. If you are heading there for the perfect pumpkin, then you are in luck. It is free to visit the patch and you can have lots of fun browsing around the fields and getting lots of beautiful photos of your kids as they wander the pumpkins. There is also a playground that is free to visit. If you want to spend more time there, grab tickets for the corn maze. It’s a huge maze spanning about 20 acres and can take up to an hour to complete.

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Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
October Festival

9057 Ute Highway CO 66
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 684-0087
www.rockymtnpumpkinranch.com

Visit the October Festival at the Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch for lots of traditional autumnal fun. You’ll get to visit the pumpkin patch and select your perfect pumpkin. You can paint them on site and take home some beautiful works of art. Enjoy
the hay maze, corn tunnel, pony rides, a dragon roller coaster, petting zoo, plenty of food vendors, a bouncy castle and so much more. The cost of admission includes one pie pumpkin as well so grab the whole family and head out for this fun day.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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