Orange you glad it’s finally fall? That means it’s time for pumpkin lattes, hot spiced cider, harvest festivals and, best of all, pumpkin patches.
Where to Find Pumpkin Patches in Colorado Springs
Offering a combination of fun-filled fall activities like hayrides and corn mazes, the pumpkin patches in Colorado Springs and surrounding communities have returned better than ever to get you into the harvest spirit of the season. Here’s where you can find them.
Colorado Pumpkin Patch
18065 Saddlewood Rd., Monument
Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
Ride the tractor-pulled hayride through the Colorado wildlife safari. Play laser tag and human foosball. And lose yourself in the fun of a straw maze. Then say hello to the llamas, sheep, alpaca, goat and other animals in the petting area before picking out your pumpkin.
Happy Apple Farm
1190 1st St., Penrose
Open weekly Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pick your pumpkin, and stock up on pears, berries and apples at this working farm in Penrose. Try the fresh-pressed apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, pies, applewood smoked BBQ and more on the weekends. Free hayrides for the family and locally-made jams, jellies and apple butter. Hungry yet?
Wishing Star Farm
24024 State Hwy. 94, Ellicott
Sept. 17 – Oct. 31
Wishing Star Farm has pulled out all the stops for their pumpkin patch this year with a new pallet maze, a real fire truck and a climbing wall. The farm also features barrel train and hay rides, a petting zoo, kids corral, duck races, concessions and tons of large yard games to enjoy.
Third Street Apples Pumpkin Patch
935 3rd St., Penrose
Open Thursday through Monday, September and October
Pack a picnic and head out to Third Street Apples Pumpkin Patch to enjoy a quaint lunch beside the orchard before hunting down the perfect pumpkin. Since the farm’s apple blossoms froze in April this year, they’ve paid special attention to growing the ultimate pumpkin patch. So be on the lookout for pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
1649 Poplar Ave., Cañon City
Weekends beginning mid Sept. – Oct. 31
No pumpkin patch is complete without an accompanying corn maze, and, boy, does Diana’s corn maze deliver. Every year the maze has a different theme, game and layout. This year, the game is Farm Clue. The maze is shaped into a farm landscape, but you can always skip it and just wander the trails too.
Long Neck Pumpkin Farm
7595 California Dr., Colorado Springs
Sept. 24 – Oct. 31
Catch a hay ride, visit the Story Barn for stories and crafts, and get ready to play. This countrified pumpkin patch and playground features a hay bale slide, corn boxes (think sandbox filled with corn kernels), tractor swings, a renovated Farmer’s Market and two new areas for kids and parents to explore.
Fort Carson Art in the Park
Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson
Pick your pumpkin and decorate it too at Fort Carson’s Art in the Park fall festival. Enjoy art vendors, crafts, live music performances, outdoor games, bounce houses and a food truck rally featuring some of Colorado Springs’ favorite rolling eateries.
Miner’s Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival
Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Saturdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
At the Miner’s Pumpkin Patch, you can turn pumpkin picking into a full day of fun. Hop on a hayride. Get competitive with a round of mega Jenga. And check out the pumpkin smash and catapult before choosing a pumpkin to bring home. Then settle down for a homemade picnic, a cup of cider and good old-fashioned spooky stories.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historical Site, Colorado Springs
The whole family will love the wagon rides, the old-time music and tasty treats, including made-from-scratch apple pies. Tour the historic homestead. Watch demonstrations by a blacksmith and other pioneer artisans. And choose your perfect pumpkin.
5210 S. U.S. Hwy. 85, Colorado Springs
Saturdays in October
The you-pick pumpkin patch and craft fair at the beloved Venetucci Farms returns this year with handmade crafts, harvest décor, concessions and—of course—more pumpkins than you can count.
Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Fallidays hits the Old Colorado City streets for an entire afternoon of free festivities. The annual festival features an apple and pumpkin patch, sidewalk sales, live music, art demos and more family-friendly fun.