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Denver in October 2023: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses and more

Denver in October

What can you expect during October in Denver? A crisp Autumn chill, colorful fall leaves, and the smell of pumpkin spiced everything fills the air. Pumpkin patches everywhere, corn mazes to get lost in, and haunted houses that will leave you with goosebumps for days. There’s all that and much more.

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Denver in October: Pumpkin Patches
Denver in October: Corn Mazes
Denver in October: Haunted Houses and Haunted Cornfields
Denver in October: More Fall Fun
Denver in October: What to Wear

Denver in October. Pumpkin patches

Denver in October: Pumpkin Patches

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is located at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.
The Pumpkin Festival is held October 6-8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
If you are fortunate enough to be in Denver in October, you shouldn’t miss the Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms. There are activities, live music, craft booths, and food and drink vendors. Admission includes entry to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, hay rides, mini-maze, face painting, and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will not be available onsite. Pumpkin prices vary by size, the average cost is $8.00 (credit and debit cards only).
Click here for information and ticket pricing.

Anderson Farms

Anderson Farms is a family-owned farm in Erie, located at 6728 County Road 3-1/4. Farming has been a tradition in their family for many generations. In 1997 they started their first pumpkin patch. They eventually expanded to a Fall Festival, including a corn maze, zombie paintball, and more. To go to the pumpkin patch you must purchase a ticket to the Fall Festival. The festival is open from Sept. 20th to Oct. 30th and the ticket prices vary. Click here for ticket pricing and hours. They have an area where you can shop for pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and straw bales. Pumpkin prices range from $2-$12. There are activities for all ages…farm animals, a combine slide, a tire mountain, mazes, and more.
Click here to see the activities and attractions available.

7th Generation Farm

7th Generation Farm is located in Louisville at 1536 Courtesy Rd.
The Fall Festival begins September 29th. The entrance fee is $12 a person for 3 years and up. The festival includes farm animals, a haybale maze, hayrides, and more. You can wander the pumpkin patch or pick one from the pre-picked display. Click here for hours and more information.

Cottonwood Farms

Cottonwood Farms is located at 10600 Isabelle Road in Lafayette.
Their family has had farms in the area since the 1850’s. They enjoy introducing children to the real farm experience. They have a pumpkin patch, mazes, farm animals, and hay rides. Click here for hours and pricing.

Maize in the City

Maize in the City is located at 10451 McKay Road in Thornton.
The pumpkins at Maize in the City are locally grown, and they offer a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkins are priced by size and range from $1 – $20. Admission to the pumpkin field is free. Other items they have for sale are Indian corn, straw bales, cornstalks, and carving kits.
For more information and times, click here.

Colorado Pumpkin Patch

Colorado Pumpkin Patch is located at 18065 Saddlewood Road in Monument.
The pumpkin patch is open between September 16 – October 29th. Pumpkins are sold based on size and vary in price from $4-$12. They have games, swings, slides, hayrides, hot food, and more. Pony rides and face painting are sold separately (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Click here for pricing and times.

Mile High Farms

Mile High Farms is located at 11 Cavanaugh Road in Bennett.
Ticket prices are available online or at the festival. Ticket prices are $13 for kids 5-12, $18 for adults 13-59, and $15 for seniors 60+, military and first responders. Included in the price are two corn mazes, a hayride, a bouncy castle, a playground, and more. Admission is required to access the pumpkin patch. Pumpkin pricing is by the pound. Click here for more information.

Rock Creek Farm

Rock Creek Farm is located at 2005 S 112th Street in Broomfield.
They will not have a pumpkin patch this year but will have pumpkins for sale. They will also have a hay bale maze, farm animals, and lots of baked goods for sale. They are open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (closed weekends). October 2nd through Halloween. Admission is FREE.
Click here for more information.

Munson Farms

Munson Farms is located at 7455 Valmont Road in Boulder.
Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. They also have heirlooms and winter squash. Open July through November 1st, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.
Click here for more information.

Nick’s Garden Center

Nick’s Garden Center and Farmer’s Market Fall Festival is at 2001 S. Chambers Road in Aurora. Nick’s Garden Center is converted into Nick’s Fall Festival in October. It’s for everyone of all ages. They have free games, a straw maze, pedal karts, an inflatable obstacle course, and more. They have fall decorations for sale, freshly popped kettle corn, and lots of pumpkins. Hours are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Mon-Sat and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Click here for more information.



Cornfield in Denver in October

Denver in October: Corn Mazes

Maize in the City

Maize in the City is located at 10451 McKay Road in Thornton.
The crazed corn maze field covers a sprawling 20 acres. There are 3 different ways to navigate the maze. There is a traditional punch card, a QR checkpoint hunt, and a smartphone trivia game. The maze takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and will be an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Click here for prices and times.

Cottonwood Farms Corn Maze

The corn maze at Cottonwood Farms is located at 10600 Isabelle Road in Lafayette.
The maze is a 2-acre hand-cut corn maze. Because the maze is not cut by a tractor the paths are narrower. There is also a straw bale maze for the little ones. There is also a viewing platform where adults can watch and take pictures.
Click here for prices and times.

Mile High Farms

Mile High Farms is located at 11 Cavanaugh Road in Bennett.
They have 2 corn mazes (one for adults and one for kids) on 11 acres. The rustling corn stalks that tower above you, and the twists and turns of the puzzle will surely prove to be a challenge. You can purchase tickets online or in person. The farm is open on Saturdays and Sundays. September 30th – October 29th. Adults $18.. Seniors 60+, military, and first responders $16.. kids 5-12 $13.
For more information, click here.

Anderson Farms

Anderson Farms is located at 6728 County Road 3-1/4 in Erie.
They are well known for their corn maze. With intricate designs from year to year, the maze will challenge your navigational skills. Whether you’re seeking an afternoon of family fun, or a romantic outing, you will have a chance to embrace the fall season. Anderson Farms corn maze is a must for anyone visiting Denver in October, and wanting to make some fun memories.
Times and ticket prices can be found here.

Chatfield Farms

The corn maze at Chatfield Farms is located at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. This year’s 7-acre maze has a sea creature theme that will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no onsite ticket sales. There is a mini maze for children 10 and under. A barrel train ride is included with the purchase of a child corn maze ticket. Food vendors and picnic tables are available. For times and ticket prices, click here.



Haunted houses in Denver in October

Denver in October: Haunted Houses and Haunted Cornfields

The Frightmare Compound

The Frightmare Compound is located at 10798 Yukon Street in Westminster.
The compound has a haunted house, escape rooms, a haunted museum, and more. Paranoia is sure to set in as you roam the creepy, haunted grounds. For two decades they have been scaring locals and visitors with their monsters and terrorizing atmosphere. For dates, times, and ticket prices, click here.

13th Floor Haunted House

The 13th Floor Haunted House is located at 3400 E. 52nd Ave in Denver.
From a post-apocalyptic world in The Deadlands to the eerie atmosphere of Repossessed, and the villains of Fairy Tale Nightmare, you will be scared in ways you couldn’t imagine. Other attractions include a bar with spooky snacks and drinks, tarot reading, axe throwing, and more.
For ticket times and prices, click here.

Fright-fest at Elitch Gardens

Fright-fest at Elitch Gardens is located at 2000 Elitch Circle in Denver.
Elitch Gardens transforms into a realm of chills and thrills.
Fright Night takes over at 6:00 pm each night. The park comes alive with haunted attractions and ghoulish decorations. Visitors can test their bravery by exploring haunted houses and encountering terrifying creatures.
For all things Fright-fest, click here.

Fun by Day are festivities for the little ghosts and goblins on Saturdays and Sundays. From 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, they can enjoy park rides, candy on the Trick-or-Treat trail, and Halloween-themed challenges.
For more information, click here.

Elitch Gardens Fright-fest and Fun by Day are the perfect combination of fun and fright for visitors of all ages and are the ultimate destination in Denver in October.

Haunted Field of Screams

Haunted Field of Screams is located at 10451 McKay Road in Thornton.
Visitors wander their way through a 40-acre cornfield maze, encountering haunted houses, a ride into the woods, and terrifying scenes that create fear and suspense. For times and ticket prices, click here.

Terror in the Corn

Terror in the Corn is located at Anderson Farms, 6728 County Road 3-1/4 in Erie.
Terror in the Corn is a mile-long haunted attraction offering a mesmerizing experience. Wind your way through a massive cornfield with abandoned buildings (or are they?), and ghouls at every turn. A ticket for the attraction also allows you to spend the day at the Fall Festival at the farm.
Click here for more information.

Reaper’s Hollow at Fright Acres

Reaper’s Hollow at Fright Acres is located in Parker.
They are closed for the 2023 season but hope to return in 2024.



Jack-o-lanterns in Denver in October

Denver in October: More Fall fun

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns is located at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. There are over 7,000 carved pumpkins on the 1/2-mile trail. You will see an enchanting light show of illuminated displays of dinosaurs, dragons, and much more. The event is not scary and is good for Halloween lovers of all ages. For more information, click here.

Wild Fall at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is located at 2300 Steele Street in Denver.
As the leaves begin to change color, the Zoo transforms into a magical wonderland. Wild Fall offers a unique opportunity to engage with nature and learn about the incredible animals that call the Denver Zoo home. Wild Fall is a daytime “Fall-o-ween” celebration that is not scary. Wild Fall is included with Zoo admission every day in October.
For more information, click here to access the Zoo’s website.

Glow at the Gardens

Glow at the Gardens is located at the Denver Botanical Gardens, 1007 York Street in Denver. Wander through eerily lit gardens. Delight in colossal pumpkin artistry, creepy live performances, and thousands of pumpkins crafted into jack-o’lanterns. Tickets must be purchased online for a specific date and time.
Click here for more information.



Wearing cold weather clothes in Denver in October

Denver in October: What to Wear

Denver is known for its rapidly changing weather, and this is particularly true in October. You might experience temperature drops, rain showers, or even an early snowfall. To be prepared for the unpredictable weather, it’s good to have a versatile wardrobe. Layering is key, so you can adjust your clothing as needed throughout the day. During the day, don’t forget sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection against the high-altitude sun. I would suggest you have a warm jacket and scarf, as the evenings can get chilly.

Denver in October: In Conclusion…

Denver in October promises an unforgettable blend of autumn adventures. Exploring pumpkin patches, navigating intricate corn mazes, and braving the eerie depths of haunted houses capture the essence of fall. The crisp autumn air and its scenic surroundings make Denver a popular destination in October.