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The Best Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

Autumn has finally arrived, and cooling days give way to crisp nights. The crunch of leaves underneath fall boots means that some of the year’s best events are almost upon us. Colorado’s agriculture landscape is especially beautiful this time of year and Boulder County boasts ample pumpkin patches to connect area residents with the land. Here are some of our favorite patches in Boulder County this year.

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch

Where: Longmont

Throughout the month of October, this Longmont farm celebrates in bountiful harvest with weekend festivals. In addition to an epic pumpkin patch, Saturdays and Sundays bring plenty of carnival activities including pony rides, a hay maze, animal train car rides, a dragon roller coaster, and so much more. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained in accordance with Boulder County regulations and those seeking a mellower, less-crowded experience can visit the farm Monday through Friday to pick their own pumpkin.

Anderson Farms

Where: Erie

Reserve your slot starting September 14 to visit Anderson Farms this fall. Limited ticket sales mean less crowds and plenty of space to roam around the farm. All of its attractions remain open, encouraging visitors to take full advantage of an autumn experience by getting lost in the corn maze, petting a fluffy farm animal, or painting an orange gourd at pumpkin junction. Anderson Farms also offers private campfire sites and homeschool days depending on your group’s needs.

Munson Farms

Where: Boulder

Many of us are familiar with fresh, seasonal produce picked up at the Munson Farms’ stand,  but this year the treasured agricultural locale will keep its pumpkin patch open with structured COVID-19 guidelines. Visit this 100-acre gem just a stone’s throw from downtown Boulder and snap swoon-worthy photos amidst the cornfields, squash rows, and pumpkin vines.

Cottonwood Farms

Where: Lafayette

Experience a wagon ride through brightly colored pumpkin patches bursting with ripe, orange gourds. This Lafayette farm offers visitors a unique experience when it comes to pumpkin picking, and this year, strongly encourages masks and prepaid admission. Come during a weekday for shorter lines and less crowded patches.

7th Generation Farm

Where: Louisville

Wind your way through a hay bale maze throughout the month of October at 7th Generation Farm. This farm is locally loved for its wide variety of fresh meats, sustainably sourced produce, and farm-to-table dairy products. While the farm is currently not offering rides to the pumpkin patch as it has done in years’ past, its petting zoo and hay maze remain open.

While some of our favorite pumpkin patches like Red Wagon Farm and Rock Creek Farm have closed their picking activities this season, many other area farms will remain open with minimal restrictions. When visiting these farms, be sure to keep your mask on and maintain a physical distance from other guests. Picking your own pumpkin and buying produce from local farms is a fantastic way to ensure our treasured agriculture industry remains intact.

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