6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie
Each year, this Erie eerie farm hosts an extravaganza of fall fun, from a crazy combine slide to a weekend pumpkin cannon to a giant jump pad. Enjoy mini car rides, go-carts, animals to see and pet, a tire mountain, kids' forts to climb on and more. The Anderson Farms Fall Festival has been going strong for more than twenty years, and it's a Denver family favorite. Get a ride in a wagon to the pumpkin patch and pick your squash from more than seventy varieties. Tickets run $12 during the week and $19 on weekends (children three and under get in free), now until November 3.
10600 Isabelle Road, Lafayette
Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from now until October 31, families can flock to this quaint Lafayette farm and hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Borrow a red wagon or bring your own to haul your orange-tinged loot. Then head to the hay-bale maze or corn maze, see some farm animals and enjoy a wagon ride on the weekends. Admission is free Sunday through Friday, but on Saturday, it's $5 for ages 6 to 64 (free for everyone else).
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
October 11 to 13
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
If you want to get a pumpkin from the great pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms, check out the Pumpkin Festival from October 11 to 13. This family favorite spot opens up ten-acres of land from which you can take your pick. There's also a seven-acre corn maze to get lost in (and a mini maze for little kids), a giant bounce pillow, caramel apples, food trucks, pony rides and the whole farm to explore. On this special weekend, expect face paint, carnival games and a challenging obstacle course. Prices range from $6 to $10, depending on age and status.
Flat Acres Farm
11321 Dransfeldt Road, Parker
The big question: What can't you do at this pumpkin patch? There's a corn maze, a giant Jenga game, bounce houses, a tractor-pulled hayride, cornhole, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, a corn maze, a kids' hay-bale maze and more. The pumpkin patch proves epic too, and there are hundreds of gourds to choose from. Ages two and under are free and everyone else is $14. Visit now until October 31, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.