Crisp fall weather has arrived, and with it the fall festivities. Boulder and its surrounding cities offer a host of autumn-inspired entertainment, including classics like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. If you’d like to explore the natural beauty of our state during this gorgeous time of year, check out our favorite fall destinations below:
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch is located just down the road in Longmont. This patch is in full swing during the fall season, so stop by any weekend in October for a variety of festivities. Be on the lookout fo organic produce (including pumpkins), pony rides, a cornstalk tunnel, a pumpkin decorating station, and more. If you work up an appetite after exploring the farm grounds, you can sample hand-spun cotton candy, fresh caramel apples, and soft baked pretzels.
If you’d like to stay in town, drop by Munson Farms on Valmont Road. This 100-acre farm is open daily from 9:00am-6:30pm, making it a great option for those with a busy schedule. In addition to their famous pumpkin patch, Munson Farms specializes in growing delicious sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, and peaches. If you’re planning to pick up some locally grown produce during your visit, you’ll be pleased to know that most produce is picked the same day that it’s sold, so it’s fresh and at peak ripeness.
Cure Organic Farm
Cure Organic Farm is conveniently located just six miles east of Boulder. This 15-acre family-owned farm is dedicated to producing fresh, sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, and livestock. If you’d like to take a tour of the farmland and learn more about the growing process, be sure to schedule a visit. On your guided tour, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of organic farming practices and, of course, enjoy the gorgeous farmland.
Sunflower Farm of Longmont, Colorado encompasses 50 acres of land, and offers an unforgettable experience for visitors. This large working farm strives to welcome and educate the public and hosts several youth programs throughout the year. If you’d like to visit the farm this fall, purchase a ticket to Farmfest weekends. At Farmfest, attendees will have the opportunity to roast marshmallows over a bonfire, participate in horse and pony rides, and zip line across the acreage.
Cottonwood Farms in Lafayette is one of the most popular venues for fall fun. This locally owned and operated farm boasts one of the largest corn mazes in the area, and its pumpkin patch is also quite impressive. While you’re here, hop on a wagon for a hayride or peruse the fresh produce that’s available for the season.
Boulder offers excellent entertainment all year round, but the fall season is an especially beautiful time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the cool weather. If you’re in the mood to explore expansive farmland, stop by one of the pumpkin patches in Boulder or the neighboring cities.