5 Pumpkin Patches Worth the Drive!

Get your Pumpkin on! We live in a great part of the country with so many awesome local farms near the city. Of course, you can get your pumpkin at the nearest grocery store, but isn’t it much more festive and exciting to get out of city and visit the place where your pumpkin was grown? You might even have the chance at an autumn festival, hay ride or corn maze! Support local, farm to table…..

1. Anderson Farms – Erie, CO

Anderson Farms is an agritainment venue offering fall family fun. Activities include hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a 30 acre corn maze, farm animals, pedal karts, barrel train, and check out the Zombie Paint Ball hunt at night! 

Address:​ 6728 County Rd 3-1/4, Erie, CO 80516  

Website:​ ​http://andersonfarms.com/ 

2. The Bee Hugger – Longmont, CO

A little more laid back and quiet, check out the pumpkin patch! 

Address: 4801 Ute Hwy (35.56 mi), Longmont, CO 80503

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Farm/The-Bee-Hugger-1567182556761972/

3. Rock Creek Farm – Broomfield, CO

Corn Mazes, U-pick pumpkins, decorative gourds and family fun! 

Address: 2005 South 112th Street, Broomfield, CO 80020

Website: www.rockcreekfarm.com

4. Nick’s Garden Center: Aurora, CO

By October, our garden center transforms into Nick’s Fall Fest. Our Fall  Fest is a family friendly environment, offering free games, a free straw  maze, photo opportunities, rides, pedal karts, an inflatable obstacle course, and stories from a giant talking pumpkin. With tons of pumpkins for sale, fall decorations, and freshly popped kettle corn, it’s the best way to welcome autumn. 

Address: 2001 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80014 

Website: https://nicksgardencenter.com/

5. Cottonwood Farms – Lafayette, CO

Open every day September 21 – October 31, 10 AM to 6 PM

We are a family farm located just north of Lafayette, selling pumpkins, winter squash, and fall produce. Find a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, play in the corn or straw bale maze, and see farm animals and tractors. Wagon ride available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Address: 10600 Isabelle Rd., Lafayette, CO

Website: www.cottonwoodfarms.com

Tips for Preserving Pumpkins 

No one likes a sad, wrinkly pumpkin adorning their front porch on Halloween. Check out these great tips to keep your carved pumpkin looking wickedly fresh….

Option 1: After carving, spray pumpkin with WD40, let dry for 24 hours. Another bonus of using WD-40 is that sprayed layer will prevent insects and other friendly creepy crawlers from swarming around the inside of  your jack-o-lantern. 

Option 2: Pat your freshly cut pumpkin dry and apply a thick coat of petroleum jelly! This technique will keep the most color on your  pumpkin. It will also keep the pumpkin firm and moist. 


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