2014 Pumpkin Patches AND Halloween Events In and Around Boulder

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.

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.

South Boulder Pumpkin Patch. Grand Opening October 11 & 12 noon with food trucks and lots of fun for all. Saturdays & Sundays noon to 6 and weekdays 10/20 through 10/31 from 4 to 7pm. 3485 Stanford Court, Boulder, CO 80305. SoBo Pumpkin Patch Facebook Page.

 

HALLOWEEN EVENTS FOR FAMILIES

Munchkin Masquerade – October 31, 2014 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 3:00 to 6:00pm rain or shine. For more information visit DBI Website.

Colorado Railroad Museum Trick or Treat Train – October 25 & 26
Family-friendly Halloween event features rides in the vintage passenger cars with conductors and engineers in full costume; a “silly” graveyard; and a pumpkin patch. 10am-4pm at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. October 25 & 26. Colorado Railroad Museum Website.

The Great Pumpkin Race & Halloween Carnival – October 27, 2014
Purchase a pumpkin and watch it race down the lazy river with the rest. Winners receive prizes like free rec-center passes. Carnival games begin at 4 to 5:30pm; pumpkins launch at 5pm sharp; the pumpkin-carving contest is at 1:30pm. Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road in Lafayette. 303-665-0469 City of Lafayette Website.

Family Friendly Halloween Happenings Around Boulder

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Halloween is right around the corner. Here is a list of family-friendly Halloween events going on around town. Please feel free to email me if you have additions to make to this list. I hope everyone has a safe, fun, fantastic Halloween!!!!

This post replaces the usual Boulder Families Weekly Events Listing.

2013 Family Friendly Halloween Events

Event  Date[s] Location Notes
South Boulder Pumpkin Patch 10/19 3845 Sanford Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 Pumpkin decorating, activities, etc.

11:00am to 2:00pm

Event Website

Ghost Walk, Ghost Talk 10/26 & 10/27 Call 303.444.5192 or click here to purchase tickets A tour of distinctive, ghostly homes with spooky tales to tell. Family friendly, so you can bring the kids.

5:30 to 9:00pm

Event Website

8th Annual Kappa Halloween House 10/27 1134 University Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

 

Great event for Kids under 10

More details here

Noon to 4pm

Boulder High School Kid Friendly Haunted House 10/26 Boulder High School
Boulder, CO

 

 

The lights will be on, the actors will tone down their scare factor. There will be a chance to meet the actors & the kids can chat with them, & opportunities for trick or treating. 7:00 to 10:00pm
Munchkin Masquerade 10/31 Pearl Street Mall

Downtown Boulder

Pearl Street Mall transforms into a kid-friendly mecca with candy for all the kiddos.

3:00 to 6:00pm

Event Website

Halloween at the Y 10/28 Arapahoe Y

Lafayette, CO

Join the Lafayette Y for Halloween Hullabaloo. Venture into the haunted house (not for the timid), enjoy carnival games, explore the cookie forest and light up the night in our new glow-in-the-dark room. Oh, and don’t forget the bone-chilling fun on the ice rink! Free for members and non-members.

5:30 to 7:30pm

YMCA Website

WOW! Museum Family Halloween Party 10/27 WOW! Museum

Lafayette, CO

Pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, face painting, an ooey gooey science demonstration and giveaways.

10 to Noon

WOW! Website

Bug-a-Boo at the Butterfly Pavillion 10/19 & 10/20 Westminster, CO Costumes, Candy, Crawlies!

9:00am to 5:00pm both days

Event Website

Boulder Parks and Recreation’s Halloween Carnival 10/25 South Boulder Recreation Center Kids ages 3 to 8

3:00 to 5:00pm

Event Website

 

Boulder Family Events: October 19 to October 25, 2012

Thinking Halloween? Info on Halloween Events & Pumpkin Patches around Boulder click here

Special Events This Week: Archaeology Family Day, McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Halloween Decor, Hanging Out with Bats, Family Dance Planet, + Nature for Kids and Parents: Family Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 19

Saturday, October 20

  • Archaeology Family Day at CU’s Museum of Natural History. Join the museum staff to learn more about how archaeology is everywhere. Interactive activities for the whole family. Free. All ages. 10:00 to 4:00pm.
  • French/English Storytime with Marie. Enjoy bilingual storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. All ages. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • McGuckin’s Apprentice Series – Halloween Décor. Young and old come in to carve and decorate pumpkins (while supplies last), see creative decoration ideas, and be inspired to make your own festive décor! Free. All ages. 1:00 to 4:00pm.
  • Hanging Out With Bats. Join Boulder County Open Space to learn more about these mysterious flying mammals. Ages pre-school through elementary school. Free. 1:00 to 2:30pm. Register ahead of time to get location.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Family Dance Planet. Fun, family event and dancing for everyone. The third Saturday of the month. Cost: $17 for the whole family. All ages. 10:00 to Noon.
  • Homedepot Builder’s Club for Kids. Stop into the Boulder store and your child can make something. Free. All ages. 9:00am to Noon.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages
  • Teen Reads Week Author Extravaganza at the Boulder Bookstore. This special evening is held to celebrate Teen Reads Week and includes teen authors Emily Hainsworth (Through to You), Donna Cooner (Skinny), Tiffany Schmidt (Send Me a Sign), and Brenna Yovanoff (The Space Between).

Sunday, October 21

  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Fall Scavenger Hunt with City of Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks crew. Take a hike in the woods with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/volunteer naturalist. You will color-hunt through the meadow and into the ponderosa pines, play games and use our senses for a scavenger hunt!  Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.  Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens at the Main Boulder Library. 2:00 to 5:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Free. “Learn to play the ancient and mysterious game of Go.”

Monday, October 22

Tuesday, October 23

  • What’s a family to do on Tuesday? Take your kids to the pumpkin patch! Pumpkin Patch Info here.

Wednesday, October 24

Thursday, October 25

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Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events In and Around Boulder

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.