Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in NoCo

The leaves have fallen, the snow is here and the pumpkins are ready. Check out our list of the top five this fall.

#1. Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze, Fort Collins

Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze has been Northern Colorado’s favorite corn maze and pumpkin patch for 15 years, offering over 90 acres of fear, fright and fun! There are plenty of activities and things to do for all ages.  Enjoy two corn mazes, a friendly daytime maze and the other, a haunted night-time maze, as well as two pumpkin patches that allow you to pick your perfect pumpkin or hop on a wagon ride and enjoy a free tour of the farm. Let your kids play in the now even larger inflatable jumping air attractions featuring two obstacle courses on each side of a central play area! There’s also a haunted hayride for the bigger kids and adults at night. Get a feeling of living on a farm with all of the farm animals. Jack Lantern’s has miniature horses, chickens, roosters, ducks, baby pigs, amazing climbing goats and a bunny ranch. Jack Lantern’s 2018 season starts on Thursday, Oct. 4 and ends on Oct. 31. It is located at 2318 S. County 5 (Main Street) in Fort Collins and open Thursday-Sunday only with the exception of Halloween. Visit www.nococornmaze.com for more schedules of events, and don’t forget to download a $1 off coupon for admittance into the corn maze.

 

#2. Rock Creek Farm: U-Pick-Em Pumpkins and Corn Maze, Broomfield

PHOTO BY BLAINE HOWERTON

Rock Creek Farm is so much more than a pumpkin patch — it’s a real, working farm offering a cornucopia of autumn fun. Venture into 100 acres of pumpkins waiting to be snipped from the vine; laugh as you explore six miles of fun and challenging corn mazes in three separate patterns; rub elbows with goats, free-ranging chickens, pigs and other farm animals; and take a hay ride to complete your experience. For the little ones, try the hay-bale maze, a super-slide and more. And if all that exploring whets your appetite, don’t leave without trying Rock Creek’s famous caramel apples and pumpkin treats. Admission and parking is always free.

 

#3. The Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch, Longmont

The Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch and DBA Full Circle Farms are fun and healthy places to be this fall! Enjoy the day viewing Longs Peak and the beautiful Rocky Mountains — and don’t forget to get a picture with the one and only Pumpkin Tree. The October Pumpkin Carnival is every Saturday and Sunday in October, which will include activities such as pony rides, train car rides, painting pumpkins, a petting zoo, and inflatable obstacle course and more. While you’re there, feed your fall craving and snack on some hand-spun cotton candy, organic caramel apples, popcorn, hotdogs, and veggies from the certified organic farm. For more info, please go to www.rockymtnpumpkinranch.com.

 

#4. Harvest Farm Fall Festival, Wellington

Located in Wellington on East County Road 66, Harvest Farm is home to up to 72 men at a time who participate in an addiction-free and homelessness program. It serves alongside the Fort Collins Rescue Mission and the Denver Rescue Mission and has been changing lives and meeting needs of the homeless since 1892. But that’s not all Harvest Farm is. With more than 100 acres, the farm is beginning the 16th annual fall festival starting Sept. 29-Oct. 28. Every weekend offers something different —  horse drawn carriage rides, goat yoga, a Denver Broncos themed weekend and more. There are also many unique things for the kids, including pig races, yard games, a photobooth and corn cannons. Harvest Farm is a must-go attraction this fall season.

 

#5. Mile High Farms, Bennett

Fall into fun at Mile High Farms and let your kids explore the world as it used to be in the old days. You and your family are sure to make lasting memories at a “place where only kids can imagine.” Take an antique tractor hayride to and from the pumpkin patch, find your way through two corn mazes, visit the farm animals at Grover’s Garden, and pretend you’re a prince or princess at the castle and and castle-themed bounce house. Bring a large group with you, or even celebrate a birthday only at Mile High Farms, conveniently located east of Denver.

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