Fall is here in Fort Collins and area farms, pumpkin patches and corn mazes are gearing up for the new season.
Head out to these Northern Colorado fall favorites to peruse locally made crafts and fall decor, hop on a hay ride, partake in a petting zoo or take your pick − literally − of pumpkins.
Location: 42135 Weld County Road 43, Ault
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays
While Adam’s Apple Orchard, formerly home to Masonville Orchards’ Ault operations, is known for its apple picking, it will also start selling pumpkins from the end of September through Oct. 30. Head there on a weekend for U-pick apples, pumpkins and hay wagon rides. Reservations are not required.
Location: 3424 E. Douglas Road, Fort Collins
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Nov. 1
You don’t have to wander too far from home for that fall feeling. Fort Collins’ Bartels Farm is a longtime local favorite, with everything from U-pick vegetables and a pumpkin patch to a corn maze and hay rides. Pumpkins start at 50 cents and are priced by size. Weather-permitting, the Bartels corn maze is open during the day, with admission costing $5. Hay rides, also weather permitting, are $2 per person and free for infants. An on-site photographer is also available for mini photography sessions for a small donation to the farm, according to its website.
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Location: 20861 County Road 33, La Salle
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30
Want to go all out this fall? Fritzler Farm Park has just about everything your little heart could desire: corn mazes, pedal go-carts, a slide mountain, a pillow jump, a beer garden and, of course, a giant u-pick pumpkin patch. To take part in it all, head to the farm’s website, where you can purchase passes to their various offerings. Pumpkins are sold by the pound, and no pass is required to pick from the pumpkin patch.
Location: 2318 S. County Road 5, Fort Collins
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October
Get your jack-o-lantern at Jack Lantern’s this year. The Fort Collins farm offers a pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins of all sizes, farm animals to visit, pedal cars to race, kids activities and a corn maze to venture through. General admission to Jack Lantern’s is $12.
Location: 1230 S. Boise Ave., Loveland
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in October (weather and crop permitting)
Pumpkin season is almost here at Osborn Farm. Starting Oct. 1, the Loveland farm will open its doors for pumpkin picking, hay and barrel train rides, petting zoo fun and some fall decor shopping. Head to the farm any day of the week for your pumpkin needs or wait until the weekends so you can enjoy various food vendors, hay and barrel train rides, a petting zoo and more. Admission and parking are free.
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Location: 8020 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 30 through Halloween (weather permitting)
Pick your pumpkin or grab something else from the farm this season. Fort Collins’ Something From the Farm opens Sept. 30, boasting a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a hay bale maze, a gourd cannon, a pumpkin trebuchet and a country store selling fall decor, cider, popcorn, jams and winter squash. Pumpkins are sold by the pound and, while there is no admission fee to Something From the Farm, there are costs associated with its hayrides, gourd cannon and pumpkin trebuchet.
Location: 12404 WCR 64½, Greeley
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through October (weather permitting)
In its 35th year as a Northern Colorado fall destination, Tigges Farm is gearing up for another season of pumpkins, roasted chiles and family fun. While the Tigges Farm produce stand is already open, its pumpkin patch opens the first week of October, boasting pumpkins that vary in size, color and type. On October weekends, Tigges Farm has a packed schedule of various activities, from food trucks and face painting to a craft market, petting zoo photoshoot and wagon rides. For the farm’s full schedule of weekend activities, head to its website. Admission to Tigges Farm is free.