You’ve probably been seeing all the adds about pumkin flavored everything coming soon. It’s Labor Day and that means fall is upon us. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready. This luxurious four day weekend I’ve had has been all about laboring, around the property, and getting ready for the oncoming fall. The coop is clean. And smells wonderful, if that’s possible. The house has been cleaned. The turkeys continue to get fattened up. And the property is mowed. For the most part. After cleaning up the garden and putting it to rest, I think we’ve got fall cleaning down.
Now, the other part of fall. Well, that is all about family, friends and having fun. Part of that fun is Corn Mazes! Up here in Northern Colorado we do harvest festival time right, and that means pumpkin patches and corn mazes. I’ve put together a list of some of the options in the area. And if you like to get your scared on, well we can accommodate those tastes as well.
So grab your compass and your headlamp and get out for a fall adventure!
This maze is open September 23 through November 1. The farm is located at 6728 County Road 3 1/4 in Erie, Colorado 80516. Check out their website for daily hours.
In addition to the usual family activities like: the 30-acre corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, animal acres, pumpkin launching, pedal karts, mine cars, barrel train, farm animals, kiddie korral, tire mountain, hay bale maze, gem mining, private campfire sites (5pm to close, Thursday through Sundays), and live entertainment, the maze also hosts Terror in the Corn (September 25-October 31) and Zombie paintball starting at 7pm on select nights.
Prices range from $10 to $13 for regular admission and $20 to $55 for Terror in the Corn, Zombie Paintball and various packages. Children under 3 are free. Discounts for groups and Seniors are available.
Join the farm for its 11th annual pumpkin patch! This maze is open daily September 17 through October 31, 10 – 6pm. The farm is located at 3424 E. Douglas Road, Fort Collins, Colorado.
A kid friendly choice, they offer a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, punkin chuckin, farm animals and a straw bale maze for the wee ones. As the corn maze is hand cut, it’s not very stroller friendly or for those who are physically challenged.
Prices range from free (0-5), $6 (kids) and $8 (adults), hay rides $2. Admission to the pumpkin patch and it’s events, along with the mini straw maze for the small ones is free.
This maze is open weekends in September and every day except Monday and Tuesday in October, running from September 19 through October 31. The farm is located at 20861 County Road 33, LaSalle, Colorado. Check out their website for daily hours as it changes through the season.
Plenty of fun choices here. Fritzler’s has a corn maze, helicopter rides, go carts, concession stands, a family maze, kids activities, corn and small pumpkin shooting, personal camp fire sites for reservation, and some seriously scary evening activities like Scream Town and Zombie Slayer paintball. There are more activities than I can mention here!
Prices vary depending on activities. Check their website for pricing. Non-scary activities start at $12 and Scary activities start at $20. Discounts for kids ages 3-10 and combo prices available.
This maze is open daily October 2 through October 31, Friday through Sundays. The farm is located at 4240 East County Road 66, Wellington, Colorado.
As part of their annual fall festival, they offer a corn maze, petting zoo, pig races, corn cannons, pumpkin junction, hay rides, evening camp fires, food trucks and more for all ages.
Prices range from free (0-3), $13 (4-12) and $15 (13 and up). Discount options for seniors and group rates.
**Don’t forget about our Instagram contest to win a Family Four Pack of tickets ($56 value). Just like Farming Fort Collins on Instagram and share your favorite summer pics for a chance to win. Use the hashtag #harvestfarmtix.
No current information was available at the time of posting. Check there website for any updates for the 2015 season.