Break out the flannels and pour yourself a warm cup of apple cider – autumn has arrived in the Pikes Peak region and we are NOT complaining. There are plenty of fall activities to partake in, but one of our favorites is pumpkin picking with a gorgeous mountain view as your backdrop. From hayrides to corn mazes, below are some of the best pumpkin patches in the region.
Miner’s Pumpkin Patch
Open every Saturday in October, Miner’s Pumpkin Patch features giant games like Jenga and Battleship, photo stations and a hay maze. By visiting this patch, you’ll also be directly supporting the Western Museum of Mining & Industry.
Dates: October 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Western Museum of Mining & Industry - 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Cost: $10 includes all activities and your pumpkin
Long Neck Pumpkin Farm
Make sure to bring your camera! Long Neck Pumpkin Farm has amazing photo ops nestled throughout the patch. From slingshot games to farm animals, there’s no shortage of fun here.
Dates: Every weekend in October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: 7595 California Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Cost: $10/person, kids two years old and younger are free. *Does not include pumpkin
Details: Reservations required
Colorado Pumpkin Patch
Pick up your pumpkin from Colorado Pumpkin Patch! Only 20 minutes north of Colorado Springs, this patch is unique due to their laser tag and 30-foot jumping pad.
Dates: September 19 – October 31, 2020
Times: Monday – Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm,
Where: 18065 Saddlewood Rd, Monument, CO 80132
Cost: $11/person, kids three years old and younger are free. *Does not include pumpkin
Happy Apple Farm
Pumpkin picking and fresh apple cider?! Count us in. Not only does Happy Apple Farm have an amazing pumpkin patch, they also have hand-picked apples from their farm. Hot tip: from 10:00am – 2:00pm every weekend, they serve Applewood smoked brisket pulled pork and apple cider donuts. Run, don’t walk.
Dates: September - October 2020
Times: Thursday – Sunday, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: 1190 1st. Street, Penrose, Colorado 81240
Cost: Free! *Pumpkins and apples for purchase
Details: Pets welcome!
Wishing Star Farm
Take the more authentic experience and grab your pumpkin from an animal farm. Wishing Star Farm is one of the largest petting zoos in Colorado, and only 25 minutes from Colorado Springs. New this year is a real fire truck and climbing wall!
Dates: September 18 – November 1, 2020
Times: Everyday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: 24024 State Highway 94; Ellicott, CO 80808
Harvest Days in Pueblo
Featuring a corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals and many other farm activities, Harvest Days is a great place to make some autumn memories with the family. Please note their new location:
Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October
Times: 11:00am - Dark
Where: US HWY 50 and 33rd lane