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Psst… Colorado Fall, Pumpkin and Harvest Festivals 201813 min read

Colorado Fall, Pumpkin and Harvest Festivals 2018 | The Denver Ear

“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

COLORADO FALL, PUMPKIN & HARVEST FESTIVALS 2018 

Festivals listed in chronological order

SEPTEMBER

STANLEY ARTS FESTIVAL BY CHERRYARTS
CherryArts Festival at Stanley Marketplace | The Denver Ear

Photo : ©Randy Moore.

When: September 8 – 9, 2018

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: Sept. 8 10am – 7pm, Sept. 9 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Stanley Arts Festival produced by CherryArts will take place at Stanley Marketplace and will feature 100 national juried artists, live entertainment, children’s creation station activities and interactive art installations.

ARVADA HARVEST FESTIVAL AND PARADE
Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade

When: September 8 – 9, 2018

Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Time: Sept. 8 11am – 11pm, Sept. 9 12pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

The Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade commemorate the hearty history of the once primarily farming community of Arvada, Colorado. It is the second longest continuously running festival in Colorado. The festival will include events such as the Harvest Run, Parade, a Garden Harvest Contest, a Food Fair, live music and more.

DOWNTOWN BOULDER FALL FEST

When: September 14 – 16, 2018

Where: Pearl St & 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Sept. 14 5pm – 10pm, Sept. 15 10am – 9pm, Sept. 16 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The 31st Annual Downtown Boulder Fall Fest is a three-day fall festival that features arts & crafts, a wide range of musical performances, a large beer garden with brews from local breweries, children’s activities, and more.

1840S RENDEZVOUS & SPANISH COLONIAL MARKET
Tesoro Cultural Center | The Denver Ear

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When: September 15 – 16, 2018

Where: The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $5 Adults; Free for Children 12 & Under

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The 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Market is a day in the Old West. Join Tesoro Cultural Center in commemorating the historic and cultural histories of the Bent’s Fort (1830s and 1840s) era! Experience an authentic Mountain Man Rendezvous encampment alongside a Spanish Colonial Art Market. There will be art, music, demonstrations, HawkQuest, hands-on activities for all ages, and more. Oral history and music were very important to the culture of this era, and will fill the courtyard of The Fort, transporting guests back in time.

FALL FEST AT ANDERSON FARMS
Anderson Farms | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Anderson Farms

When: September 19 – October 31, 2018

Where: Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

Cost: $12 – $18; Free for Children 3 & Under

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Anderson Farms is the home of Colorado’s longest-running Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch features  30 acres of pumpkins and over 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, and you can take a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor.

Race your friends around the track on their man powered go karts, mine for gemstones and fossils, ride the Mine Cars, the Barrel Train, lose yourself in the “Krazy” Rainbow Maze, explore Tire Mountain, “Fort A-Lot-A Fun”, “Punchin’ Pumpkins”, Farm Lights, pet farm animals, and more.

ALPINE BANK FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL

When: September 21 – 23, 2018

Where: 432 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO 81521

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Cost: Free

The 2018 Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival is a 3-day event with over 125 vendors selling their arts, crafts, and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events including the Grand Valley Bank Parade, Western Rockies Federal Credit Union Outhouse Race, Baking & Canning Contest, Carnival and more! Organized by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce as its major fundraiser, the Fall Festival is a free community event.

PAONIA’S MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Scones at Mountain Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: September 27 – 30, 2018

Where: Paonia Park, Paonia, CO 81428

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Cost: Free

The 18th Annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a non-profit, four-day festival held in Paonia that is community-organized and seeks to benefit the local economy by providing entertainment by local musicians, writers of poetry and prose, dancers, comedians and dramatists.

This family-friendly festival also includes a chili cook-off, arts, crafts, kids area, grape stomp, harvest market, farmers’ market, and live music all weekend.

MAIZE IN THE CITY FARM FESTIVAL
Maize in the City | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Maize in the City

When: September 28 – October 31, 2018

Where: 10451 McKay Rd Unit 1, Thornton, CO 80233

Cost: $9 – $12; Pumpkin Field + Kids Attraction: Free

Maize in the City is hosting over a month-long fall festival which will include the Crazed Corn Maze, a mini maze, a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, air slides and sand art, among other attractions for the whole family.

MORRISON CIDERFEST
Morrison Ciderfest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Morrison Ciderfest

When: September 29, 2018

Where: Bear Creek Center, 150 Spring St, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 10am – Dark; Hay & Pony Rides 11am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Morrison Ciderfest is a cider festival that has been around since 1989. This festival encourages families to sip from steaming mugs together and partake in fun and family-friendly activities.

At the festival you can expect to enjoy cider presses, a custom car show, kids area with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts exhibits, a silent auction, a horseshoe tournament, live music, food vendors and more.

JARED’S GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND WEIGH-OFF

When: September 29, 2018

Where: Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center, 10500 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127

Cost: Free

The 13th Annual Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off is the largest pumpkin weigh off in the state of Colorado. The festival will include a 100′ pumpkin drop off, a half ton pumpkin weigh off, live music, beer, food vendors, a straw maze, inflatable games for kids and adults, and over $5,000 of prizes awarded to attendees.

HARVEST FEST AT MAY FARMS
Harvest Fest at May Farms | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©May Farms

When: Saturdays & Sundays; September 29 – October 29, 2018

Where: May Farms, 64001 US-36, Byers, CO 80103

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $10; Free for Children 5 & Under

May Farms‘ annual Harvest Fest will feature unlimited barrel train rides, unlimited hay rides, an unlimited walk in their corn maze, shots from their Pumpkin Cannon, lawn and playground activities a barnyard, and more

HARVEST FARM FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE 
Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maize | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Harvest Farm

When: Friday – Sunday, September 29 – October 31, 2018

Where: Harvest Farm, 4240 E Co Rd 66, Wellington, CO 80549

Cost: $10 – $15; Free for Children 3 & Under

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Denver Rescue Mission’s 16th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze will include activities such as a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides and much more.

ESTES PARK ELK FEST
Elk Fest | The Denver Ear

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When: September 29 – 30, 2018

Where: Bond Park, MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Cost: Free

The 20th Annual Elk Fest in Estes Park is free festival featuring bugling contests, Cabela’s Archery Range, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, self guided elk tour maps, a children’s’ area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden.

Elk Fest will also include live country, rock and bluegrass music, an annual Rut Run 5k and vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, and distinctive elk cuisine.

OCTOBER

CEDAREDGE APPLEFEST
Cedaredge AppleFest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce

When: October 4 – 7, 2018

Where: Cedaredge Town Park, 350-398 SW 2nd Ave, Cedaredge, CO 81413

Cost: Free

Cedaredge AppleFest is nearly a 40-year-old tradition and honors Cedaredge’s apple harvest season. AppleFest features mouth-watering varieties  of apples, over 150 booths, a Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show, a Motorcycle ShowChili Cook Off, Golden Gala Dance, 5K run, live music, and family-friendly activities.

FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK’S PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Four Mile Historic Park Pumpkin Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Four Mile Historic Park

When: October 6 – 7, 2018

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Four Mile Historic Park‘s Pumpkin Harvest Festival is an ‘old-time’ fall festival featuring activities such as building your own scarecrow, selecting the perfect pumpkin from the patch, dancing to live music, playing pioneer games, and more. Historic demonstrations and tours of the Four Mile House Museum will highlight how families lived and prepared for the season during the late 1800s with horse-drawn wagon rides, food vendors and a beer garden.

PUNKIN CHUNKIN COLORADO
Punkin Chunkin Colorado | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space

When: October 6 – 7, 2018

Where: Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Cost: $5 – $15; Free for Children 4 & Under

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The 21st annual Punkin Chunkin Colorado, Presented by Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space, is a fun weekend that engages the energy and ingenuity of youth and adults.

In addition to the competition, the event offers an exciting fall festival: family activities, pumpkin patch, live music, food vendors, a beer garden and a live evening concert.

LAKEWOOD’S CIDER DAYS
Cider Days 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Lakewood Cultural Center

When: October 6 – 7, 2018

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 – $38

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Cider Days celebrates the City of Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats. Cider Days offers fun for the entire family, and will include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides, historic demonstrations as well as a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors.

A Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple: including apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, an apple bake-off and more.

REYNOLDS RANCH HARVEST FESTIVAL
Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Western Museum of Mining and Industry

When: October 6, 2018

Where: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $5

Carve out a little time and harvest some family fun at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry this fall at their Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival!

Celebrate the season, enjoy the cool weather, and grow your farming spirit with activities for the whole family; from a pumpkin patch, hay rides, antique tractors, face painting and farmers market, to children’s games, “Spooky Histories”, gold and gem panning and more in the museum’s exhibit building and 27-acre grounds!

BALISTRERI VINEYARDS HARVEST PARTY

When: October 7, 2018

Where: Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229

Time: 12pm – 5pm; Children’s Grape Stomping 2pm

Cost: $75, Free for Children 12 & Under

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Balistreri Vineyards are hosting their Annual Harvest Party which includes a complimentary children’s grape stomping, tasting of Balistreri Wine releases along with a variety of antipasti, artisan cheeses, wood fired pizza, pig roast and desserts all while listening to live music.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD’S PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Denver Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Botanic Gardens

When: October 12– 14, 2018

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Cost: $4 – $8; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Denver Botanic Gardens’ Pumpkin Festival features a variety of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. The festival features a massive pumpkin patch, corn maze, family and children’s activities, live music, over 30 local craft and artisan booths, and food, beer and wine vendors.

FALL FESTIVAL AT 17 MILE HOUSE
Fall Festival at 17 Mile House | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Mike Macey

When: October 13, 2018

Where: 17 Mile House Farm Park, 8181 S Parker Rd, Centennial, CO 80112

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Step back in time and celebrate a piece of Colorado’s history during the free Fall Festival, hosted by Arapahoe County and held outside at the 150-year old 17 Mile House.

Pick out and purchase your favorite pumpkin and take a scenic hayride. Take a turn milking Bessie the Cow and visit her barnyard friends in the petting farm. Enjoy breakfast or lunch from some of Denver’s hottest food trucks. Try your hand at gold panning, learn more about the fine art of blacksmithing, tour the farmhouse, meet a local beekeeper and more.

HISTORIC OLDE TOWN ARVADA’S FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS
Festival of Scarecrows | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Historic Olde Town Arvada

When: October 13, 2018

Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada Square, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Cost: Free

The 22nd annual Festival of Scarecrows, Presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada, will transform Olde Town Arvada’s town square into a pumpkin patch filled with scarecrows of all shapes and sizes.

Join the excitement at their  annual Festival of Scarecrows, as you bring in the Fall with: Scarecrows placed around Olde Town Arvada, a Pumpkin Patch, Kids Costume Parade, Giant Pumpkin Contest, Community Booths, Hayrides, Kids Activities, Food, Music, and more!

CROPTOBERFEST: THE TABLE URBAN FARM HARVEST PARTY
The Table Croptoberfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Table

When: October 13, 2018

Where: 923 E Mexico Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Cost: Suggested Donation $25 (ages 21+); $10 (ages 13-20); Free for Children 12 & Under

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The Table Urban Farm is celebrating the fall season with Croptoberfest, an annual harvest party to conclude the growing season. It’s an open house format, come whenever you can, stay as long as you wish. There will plenty of activities and fun for all ages, live music, a pig roast, a pumpkin patch and community!

WESTMINSTER’S HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL
 City of Westminster Parks, Recreation & Libraries | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©City of Westminster Parks, Recreation & Libraries

When: October 20, 2018

Where: Downtown Westminster, 5453 W 88th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

Time: 12pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Mark your calendars for Westminster’s new and improved Halloween Harvest Festival. This family-friendly event is bigger and better than ever because this year, it will now be combined with another one of Westminster’s signature events—the annual Westy Fest that is usually held each August.

Bring the whole family to kick off the fall season with free carnival games, trick-or-treating, a hot-air balloon glow, live musical performances by local bands, a beer garden, food trucks, arts and crafts, jumping castles, local vendors, a bonfire and a barbeque competition. You can even pick out the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch!

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HAUL

When: October 27, 2018

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Time:9:30am

Cost: $15 – $40, Free for Children 5 & Under

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The Great Pumpkin Haul involves picking out a pumpkin from the patch at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and “hauling” it through a two mile cross country course with fun obstacles to get over, under and through.

Start the day in our free Pumpkin Bootcamp by Orange Theory Fitness or join the Pumpkin Yoga class late morning to warm up with exercises and stretches using your pumpkin.

After the Haul hang out at their fall festival for seasonal craft brews, hot apple cider, food trucks, hay rides and more!

BRIGHTON HARVEST FESTIVAL

Brighton Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

When: October 27, 2018

Where: 100 N Main St, Brighton, CO 80601

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: Free

The Annual Brighton Harvest Festival hosted by Historic Downtown Brighton will include a trick-or-treat street, games, street fair, food trucks and more.

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