One of the best autumn traditions is carefully considering and finally selecting your favorite pumpkins out of a patch of bulbous orange gourds. Crisp fall weekend afternoons provide the perfect weather and plenty of time to take the family out to one of Boulder County’s numerous pumpkin patches and farms. Not only do these open farm fields offer plump, colorful pumpkins ripe for the picking, but many also include petting zoos, corn mazes, and other fun themed events. Here are some of our favorites in and around Boulder County.
Cure Organic Farm is one of our personal favorites. This commercial family farm is located just six miles east of Boulder. The farm grows over 100 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers on 15 acres. All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, farmers markets and our farm store on site. The farm is also home to several honey bee hives, a flock of hens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs which are rotationally grazed.
Each weekend throughout the month of October, this Longmont farm opens its doors to guests. Celebrations include carnival rides, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. In addition to these exciting fall festival activities, Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch has a winding hay-bale maze, cornstalk tunnel, and pick-your-own pumpkin patch, each making the perfect backdrop for Christmas Card photos or fall-themed portraits.
Since 1976, this classic Boulder farm has provided our county’s residents with locally grown produce, including spinach, sweet corn, and pumpkins. Every fall, Munson Farms welcomes folks to its famous pumpkin patch. Select from hundreds of beautiful ripe pumpkins and head back the next month to find the perfect Christmas tree. This farm truly has it all.
This treasured local farm in Lafayette hosts an awesome fall celebration throughout the month of October. Pick your own produce like colorful squash, round pumpkins, and other winter vegetables and work your way through the corn and hay bale mazes. On the weekends, Cottonwood Farm even offers exciting wagon rides through the property for a wonderful autumn experience.
There’s nothing more fun than cutting your holiday pumpkin straight off the vine. As one of the largest pumpkin patches in northern Colorado, Rock Creek Farms has plenty of these autumnal squash to ensure you will find the perfect one. Take a hayride, pet livestock, and experience life on a real, working farm at this all-inclusive pumpkin patch experience.
Situated just outside Boulder County, Anderson Farms celebrates all things fall. Its corn maze spans 30 acres and is the longest running in Colorado. Take a wagon ride out to the 25-acre pumpkin patch where you’re sure to find the squash or gourd of your dreams. Catch a pumpkin cannon show on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays and experience small pumpkins get launched up to one-quarter of a mile.
Colorado’s cooling afternoons and gorgeous, clear weekends offer the perfect weather for a stroll through a corn maze or amble around a pumpkin patch. Check out these local patches to learn more about Colorado’s agricultural community, experience autumn outdoors, and find the perfect pumpkin for all your carving, decorating, or baking needs.