2021 Fall Activities in Colorado

Fall is here! The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning yellow and it’s time to enjoy all the fall activities that Denver has to offer. Since we were stuck inside last fall, it’s time to complete as many items as possible this pumpkin-filled season! Here is a list of fall activities that you should check off your bucket list:

  1. Harvest Festival

The annual Harvest Festival in Littleton is back on October 9th from 10-3 on the 1860’s farm of the Littleton Museum! Enjoy picking pumpkins, hayrides and many other fall activities! Pumpkins, special activities and refreshments require tickets and can be purchased the day of the event, but entry is free! 

2. Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms

This festival on October 9th is full of fun with family and children’s activities, local craft and artisan booths, entertainment and live music, food trucks, food vendors and more! 

Admission includes: 

-Entry to the pumpkin patch

-Antique tractor exhibit by Front Range Antique Power Association

-Tractor-pulled parking shuttles


-Photo booths

-20 carnival tickets for games and inflatable bouncers, slides and obstacle course per child’s paid admission

-Mini-maze for kids 10 and younger

-Face painting

-Balloon characters

3. Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Uncover Denver’s dark and haunted history on a guided walking ghost tour of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill. You can choose between the basic 1 hour tour, or the 1.5 hour extended tour. Some participants have claimed to see Molly Brown’s ghost– a famous titanic survivor! 

4. Colorado Pumpkin Patch

Is it even fall if you don’t visit a pumpkin patch? 7th Generation Farms is our favorite pumpkin patch in Colorado! There is also a corn maze, hale bale mountain, hay bale castle and of course, adorable farm animals making it the perfect fall activity for families and adults of all ages! 

5. Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo in October is a great evening activity for the whole family! Dress in costume and visit the original creatures of the night at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, or the Denver Zoo also offers its own spooky twist on Halloween with a family-friendly scavenger hunt! 

6. Glow at the Gardens

Wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Pumpkin artists create incredible artwork by carving to create massive pumpkin sculptures that will take your breath away! 

7. 13th Floor Haunted House

Experience the world famous 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver! This is said to be one of the scariest haunted houses in the United States. If you like to be scared, this is the place for you!

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