I’ve probably said this a hundred times, that I can’t believe it is August. And now, we are facing down September. Time flies.
The good thing about this? As we enter harvest season there are a ton of great farm related outdoor events. One of them is the 13th ANNUAL HARVEST FARM FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE at Harvest Farm. The farm is host to a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons (what??), yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, a petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides, pumpkins and lots more. New this year is a “Fright-free Family Day” on Saturday, October 1, featuring costume contests, peanut-free trick-or-treating, face painting and additional fun activities.
Not only is this a great family centric event. It’s also for a good cause. Harvest Farm is an outreach of the Denver Rescue Mission. The farm is a 209-acre rehabilitation program in Wellington, CO. The farm accommodates up to 72 men recovering from chronic homelessness and addition, and helps these guys re-enter society as self-sufficient members of the community. Proceeds from the festival directly support the New Life Program at Harvest Farm.
So when is the festival?
Every weekend October 2-31, 2015
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4240 E. Country Road 66
Wellington, CO 80549 (Exit 278 off I-25)
Child (0-3): FREE
Child (4-12): $13.00
Adult (13 & up): $15.00
Senior (60 & up): $10.00
Special Discount: $10 admission on Grand Opening Weekend October 2-4
MORE INFO: Visit www.harvestfarm.net/fall-
As for the contest part? Farming Fort Collins is giving away a Family Pack of Four tickets to the festival ($56 value). All you have to do is follow us on Instagram (@farmingfortcollins) and post pictures of your favorite farm related thing this summer. Don’t forget to tell us why it was your favorite thing! Use the hashtag #harvestfarmtix and we will announce a winner September 27, 2015 on our facebook page (don’t forget to like our facebook page to find out)!