Pumpkin Patches + Farms

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Covid-19 is altering operations at some pumpkin patches this fall. Please check individual websites and/or call before you go for the latest.

One of the annual rites of fall: visiting a pumpkin patch or farm!

Lucky for us, Colorado Springs has p-l-e-n-t-y of them. Every size, geared toward every age, in every corner of the region. (And a more within an hour’s drive.) Just good, wholesome, pumpkin patch fun.

And, if those pumpkins have you thinking about Halloween

PUMPKIN PATCHES & FARMS

They are open Sept 19th through Oct 31st.  See their website for the times they are open on specific days.

Location: 18065 Saddlewood Road, Monument, CO 80132

Some details aren’t yet available for 2020. Here is the 2019 information: 

Mid-Season Admission Prices: Adults $11, Kids $13, kids 3 and under are free.  Military, First Responder, and Senior Tickets are $9. Season Passes are $32 and include unlimited admission, a free drink, pony rides and face painting.

Groups: School and Scout groups are $7.50 per person. Birthday and group rate for groups of 15 or more people is $10 per person and includes a pumpkin.

Additional Fees: Concessions, Face Painting*, Pony Rides*, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are sold in size categories, ranging from $2.50-$12. *Activities available on select days only.  Admission is discounted on days that are not mid-season.

Included with the price of admission: 80 ft Straw Slides for children big and small, Large Straw Bale Pyramid, Mini Straw Maze for kids, Steer Head Roping, Duck Races, Gourd Launching, Kids’ Corn Box, Wagon (tractor “hay”) rides for all, Restored 1940s and 1950s Tractors, 30 foot jumping pillow, Large Outdoor Games (Jenga, Checkers, 4-Way Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe), Tube Swings, and Farm Animals petting area – pony, alpaca, llama, calf, goat, sheep, chickens, duck, geese, turkey and a faux milking cow!

The corn maze is open Fridays through Sundays, Sept 18 through Oct 27

Hours: September- Last entry at 6 p.m., events close at 7 p.m. October- Last entry at 5:30 p.m., events close at 6:30 p.m. You must purchase a ticket online for a specific date and time to visit. Tickets will not be available onsite.

Location: 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

Admission: $12 Adult, $10 Adult Member, Student*, Senior (65+), Military*, $8 Child (ages 3-­12), $6 Member Child, Free for children 2 and younger
*Student and military pricing available by calling 720-865-3500

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze. In October, pick the perfect pumpkin from the 10-acre pumpkin patch. To save costs, printed maps will not be available at the maze.

October Pumpkin Patch Hours and Pumpkin Prices

Credit and debit cards only (cash and checks will not be accepted)

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (must pre-purchase Chatfield Farms General Admission Tickets), Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (must pre-purchase Corn Maze Tickets)

  • $2 Mini Pumpkins / Small Gourds
  • $5 Small Pumpkins / Large Gourds
  • $8 Medium Pumpkins
  • $11 Large Pumpkins

Open Wednesday-Sunday 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: 1190 1st Street, Penrose, CO 81240

A u-pick farm, they charge no admission, offer free hayrides and charge for produce by the pound. Check their website for further details!

From their website: “Hello Happy Apple Farm Patrons!….Well this has been a fun year huh!….Apples took a pretty bad hit April 12th. with a freeze and than if that wasn’t bad enough we have had a couple cool hail storms :)….Throw in the Pandemic and 2020 looking Peachy down here!….Blackberries will be appointment only starting Sunday September 13th…..Happy Apple Farm will open Saturday August 29th for what is left of the poor Apples….We will have Granny Smith, Pink Lady and JonaGold Apples available in the Country Store!….We also will open the Pumpkin Patch August 29th!….As always pets welcome!….Stay Safe and hope to see you soon!….Tony & Hope / Happy Apple Farm.”

Prices:

  • U-pick Apples $2.09 per pound
  • In Store: Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Jonagold apples, $2.09 per pound
  • U-pick Pumpkins .69 cents per pound
  • Blackberries: $5.75 for a 16-oz container

Long Neck Pumpkin Farm will be open (reservations only, no walk ups) for the 2020 season. Ticket registration opens on Sept. 1. All guests must reserve an online ticket prior to arrival.

Location: 7595 California Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for three sessions daily every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.

Guests can expect a fun fall experience and pumpkins for sale! Tickets available online for $10/person. We will be closely following and practicing the CDC Guidelines -please visit our activities page HERE for the updated list of activities you can expect during your visit! 

Prices: 

  • Admission – $10 per person; 24 months and younger are free
  • Pumpkins – $7/each
  • Pie Pumpkins – 2 for $6
  • Corn Stalks – $10/bundle
  • Straw Bales – $6/each

Open from Labor Day through mid-November, 9 AM-6 PM daily

Location: 13912 CR 19, Platteville, CO 80651 (970) 785-6133

Admission: adults age 13 & up: $25 per person; Children ages 5-14: $15 per person; 4 and under are free; Groups of 10 or more are $20 per person. Significant discounts for school groups.

Wagon sale: load a wagon full of pumpkins, gourds and winter squash plus whatever goodies are available that day for $40.

Activities: Besides the hayride that takes you to the fields to harvest, there are tons of other activities for you and the kids. We have a giant “Croc-pit” (imagine thousands and thousands of chopped-up Crocs in a giant pile-o-fun), corn maze, kids play areas, antique tractors, peddle tractors, a hay pyramid, farm animals, and a unique collection of oddities and activities.

Check their website for more information and updates.

Check their website for updates.

Location: 935 Third Street, Penrose, CO  81240 (719) 372-6283

Third Street Apples is a working u-pick farm.  They normally have many varieties of apples, and pumpkins starting in September.

But in 2020: “We had a medium-sized apple crop until it was completely destroyed by hail on May 24. It was 20 minutes of continuous marble-sized hail, and virtually every apple ended up on the ground. Consequently, we will not have apple picking this year.  We did plant pumpkins, squash, and corn, and we may try to find a Covid-19 compliant way to sell those in the fall, but if we do it will be much different than in the past.”

Open Sept. 19 thru Oct. 31st, Wednesday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM.

Location: 24024 State Highway 94, Calhan, Colorado 80808 (719) 244-7252

Admission: $10 per person, children under 2 are free.  Military Appreciation Weekend is Oct 5-6, military ID gets $2 off admission.  Pumpkins and pony rides are $4. They accept cash or credit cards.

Activities: Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn bins, barrel train rides, duck races, hay wagon rides, play horse shoes, the straw pyramid, tire swings, jumping pillow, beanbag toss, the petting zoo, a small hay maze, a hay slide, little tyke pedal kart track, pedal karts for adults, or pony rides. New this year: The Kids Corral Western Town.

Check their website for the updates.

2020 information isn’t yet available. We will update. In the meantime, you can check the website for the latest.

Here is 2019 information to give you a general idea of what to expect: 

Open Sept 25-Nov 5.  Check the website for a calendar with times for each day.

The pumpkin patch closes at dusk, with the last wagon ride out being at 5:30. The pumpkins are not included in the price of admission and vary in price.

Location: 6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie, Co 80516

Pricing: Mon-Thurs $12, Fri-Sun $19, Under 3 free, Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a group rate.  See their website for details. Military discount of $2 per person.

Admission includes: Corn maze (25 acres, not haunted and there is a smaller maze for ages 2-8), Hayrides, Pumpkin Launches, Pedal karts, Mine Cars, Barrel Train, Jump Pads, Combine Slide, Krazy Rainbow Maze, Mine Cars, farm animals, Fort-A-Lot-A-Fun, Tire Mountain, Sand Diggers, a wooden train, and a fire pit in the main yard.

For an additional fee there are: Pumpkins available for purchase, Gem Mining ($7-$20), Mini-Pumpkin Launching ($5/bucket, Fri-Sun til 6 PM), Pony Rides ($7, Sat & Sun 10 AM-5:30 PM), Face Painting (Sat & Sun 10-5), Duck Races ($1.50 + tax, you keep the duck), Paint A Pumpkin ($7 including pumpkin), Paintball Gallery ($5/round, weekends), Virtual Reality experiences ($5/person, weekends),  5 Minute Escape Rooms ($5/person, weekends), Campfire Site rentals ($50-150, depending on site and day of the week), a General Store and Concession Stands.

They also have tickets available for Terror In The Corn and Zombie Paintball.  Tickets are $27, Quick Pass $40. Combo tickets are $49, Quick Pass Combo Tickets are $75. Tickets can be purchased online.  Tickets to each of these events include admission to the Fall Festival.

Not opening for 2020. Check back in 2021.

Location: 1649 Poplar Ave., Canon City, CO 81212   (719) 821-9133

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Kristin, Senior Writer
Once Upon A Time, in another life, Kristin graduated from the University of Michigan with a plan to teach high school math. But then, life happened when she wasn’t looking…. She married an Army guy and 23 years, 3 kids, a few dogs, 7 homes, and 2 continents later she’s now a single mom living here in Colorado Springs. Along the way she volunteered for the Army, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and several schools; managed volunteer organizations, coached judo, trained to be a whitewater rafting guide, biked down Pike’s Peak and even managed to teach some high schoolers a little math before forging new trails writing, teaching and financial planning. She never knows what’s coming around the bend, but she’s learned to handle whatever life (and the Army!), throws at her with a smile and a laugh. She’s pretty sure you can get through anything with those, even if you have to fake it occasionally!!

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