Where to get the best pumpkins this year in Colorado

We’ve definitely been hit with some fall weather the past few weeks and I for one, am excited about the cooler weather and the fun fall activities happening around Colorado. From apple orchards to driving to see the leaves change, there are tons of great events and experiences to be had in Colorado during this time of the year. One thing my family and I like to do is decorate pumpkins, even before the Halloween holiday. Now that might lead to you asking, well, I can buy a pumpkin at the grocery store but I’d like to have an experience with my pumpkin so where can I go do that? Below I have compiled a list of pumpkin patches you can take the family to for a good time and a good pumpkin:

 

Moon Farm (Fruita) – At this pumpkin farm you can enjoy a corn maze and a petting zoo while picking out your pumpkin.

 

The Bartels Farm (Fort Collins) – Established back in 1905, the Bartels Farm has been around for quite some time and has been passed down from generation to generation. They are known for their large pumpkins but also their amazing produce.

 

Colorado Pumpkin Patch (Larkspur) – You may have visited Larkspur in the summer season for the Colorado Renaissance Festival but wait until you head there for the Colorado Pumpkin Patch. The event offers a number of unique family activities including gourd target practice, outdoor laser tag and a 60-foot jumping pillow.

 

Panataleo Farms (Pueblo) – Let’s just say, there is a reason they call Pantaleo the “Great Pumpkin Patch”.

 

Anderson Farms (Erie) – The farm was first opened to the public in the 1990’s and has been a favorite ever since with their corn maze, pumpkin launches and hay rides to and from their pumpkin patches.

 

Rock Creek Farm (Broomfield) – Free admission and free activities for the whole family, need I say more?

 

Venetucci Farm (Colorado Springs) – Founded in 1936, this pumpkin farm is located on 190 acres (not small by any means) and is just as famous today as it was back then for the thousands of pumpkins they give away each year to Colorado Springs youth.

 

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Park – (Littleton) This is a very busy event so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time. Games and food and a huge corn maze will keep you and the family busy for a few hours so give yourself time to be there!

There are so many great fall activities to do this time of the year so make sure to check some out at the link below:

 

http://www.colorado.com/articles/harvest-fun-fall-farm-activities-colorado