PUMPKIN PATCHES IN & AROUND BOULDER
Cottonwood Farm. Pumpkin patch, hay maze, animals, antique farm equipment. Plenty of fall produce, including decorative gourds and corn bundles. Free admission. (Wagon rides cost extra). Open daily 10:00 to 6:00pm cottonwoodfarms.com.
Munson Farm. Pumpkins, fall fruits, vegetable. Hayrides, corn maze, pumpkins. Free kids pumpkin with purchase if you print out the first page of their website. Free admission. Open daily 9:00 to 6:30pm. Valmont Road and 75th Street, Boulder, CO. munsonfarms.com.
Ollin Farms. Pumpkins, western slope fruits, tamales, tortillas, salsas, at food stand. M to Sat., open Noon to 6:00 pm, Sun. Noon to 4:00pm. Located between Niwot & Longmont, CO. ollinfarms.com.
Osborn Farm. Historic farm dating to 1861. Pick your own pumpkins. Free admission. Open daily 10:00 to 6:00 pm Longmont, CO. osbornfarms.com
Red Wagon Farm. Pumpkins, winter squash, apples, and more produce! See farm animals (alpacas, llamas, goats, chickens, geese!) and enjoy the Straw Bale Maze! Free admission. Open 10:00 to 6:00 daily through Halloween. Red Wagon Farm Website.
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch. Pumpkin picking, open door market, observation honey bee hive. Fall Festival Saturdays and Sundays in October featuring straw maze, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, and much more! Store with fresh, organic, produce and cider. 9:00 to 6:00pm daily in October. Free admission. Longmont, CO. rockymtnpumkinranch.com.
Anderson Farms. Farm tours, handicapped accessible pumpkin fields, wagon rides, corn maze, farm animals. Very extensive activities, but it does cost: $12 for adults, $10 for kids and seniors. Open at 10:00 to daily through October. Erie, CO. andersonfarms.com.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
Munchkin Masquerade. Bring your younger kids down to trick or treat amongst their peers along the shops on Pearl Street Mall. Always a family favorite! The kids are adorable in their costumes. The treats are everywhere. It could not be more fun. October 31, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00pm rain or shine. For more information visit DBI.
Colorado Railroad Museum’s Trick or Treat Train. The Colorado Railroad Museum’s Railroad Halloween Town is a safe and fun place for younger kids to enjoy Halloween. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive & vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. Fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones. Visit the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard & the Pumpkin Patch. It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains. October 27. More info on times and tickets here.
7th Annual Kappa Halloween House. This is a family friendly Halloween event with face painting, crafts, cupcake walk, storytelling, trick-or-treating, and much more. October 28 from Noon to 4:00pm. 1134 University, Boulder. $5/child. For more information click here.