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Harvest Fun: Fall Farm Activities in Colorado

When harvest season nears, Colorado’s farms swing open their gates for fall fun in the fields. Load up the whole family for wallet-friendly learnin’, pickin’ and eatin’ — all the while supporting local growers and businesses.

By: Colorado.com Staff Writer
Updated: June 5, 2024

Below are a few examples of things to see and do on Colorado’s most fertile lands.

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U Pick/Farm Tours

Create your own farm-to-table menu with a visit to the many farms that are eager to teach people about agriculture this fall. You can choose (and taste!) your produce right from the source for a farm-fresh meal.

  • Aloha Organic FruitPalisade: Learn the differences between conventional and organic farming as you stroll Aloha’s peach orchards, see how water is brought to the trees from the Colorado River and shop the farm store.
  • Jumpin’ Good Goat DairyBuena Vista: Spend some time with their happy goats, taste all sorts of cheese, watch the busy cheese-making staff at work and even try your hand at milking.
  • A working farm museum takes you back in time for a peek into Colorado’s farming history: Littleton Museum in Littleton.
  • Berry Patch FarmsBrighton: Come pick your own pickling cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries, currants, plumbs, basil and flowers from June–September, or head to the barn store to see what's fresh.

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Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches

The harvest season beings plenty of opportunities for farm fun. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, mazes and other activities make for the perfect fall day.

  • Cottonwood FarmsBoulder: Tackle straw-bale and corn mazes, take a wagon ride, gather some gourds and pick a perfect pumpkin.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield FarmsLittleton: The gardens’ massive corn maze twists and turns across 7 acres, with a mini-maze for smaller kids and great bird watching opportunities.
  • Long Neck Pumpkin FarmColorado Springs: Make a reservation to enter a pumpkin patch filled with hayrides (and hay slides!), duck races, a story barn, giant building blocks and so much more.
  • Fritzler’s Corn Maize, near Greeley: More than just a maze, Fritzler’s delights with a mini-rollercoaster ride, pillow jump, yard games, pumpkin canons, go-carts and a haunted maze at night.
  • Miller FarmsPlatteville: Harvest potatoes, carrots and other vegetables, take a hayride through 180 acres of field, have a picnic and taste some delicious snacks.
  • Anderson FarmsErie: One of Colorado's longest running corn mazes and U-pick pumpkin patches also features a wagon ride, gourd launching and much more.
  • Colon Orchards and Diana's Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze, both in Cañon City: Find a corn maze, hayrides and pumpkin picking in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley at Colon Orchards; a maze, s'mores and a hay slide at Diana's.
  • Studts Pumpkin PatchGrand Junction: Wander the corn maze, climb Hay Mountain, visit the petting zoo and enjoy many other family activities. 

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Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ markets offer the chance to feast on Colorado’s seasonal fruits and vegetables, and many of the larger ones also have chef demonstrations, live entertainment and kids activities. Sort our list of farmers' markets by city and region here. A few of the most popular include:

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