Even though the temperatures are cooling in Colorado, there are still plenty of entertaining activities throughout the Mile High City during the fall season. Finding time between Broncos football and Halloween festivities may be tough, but make sure to schedule some of these awesome events into your fall season. Here’s a list of everything you need to know about what to do in Denver this fall.
Pumpkins, Farms, and Fun for All Ages
It is a rite of passage for many to venture out every autumn and pick your own pumpkins. There are dozens of farms in and around Denver where visitors can stroll through rows of pumpkins searching for the perfect one to carve. Many of the farms also offer corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, and other trademark activities of the season. See the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of pumpkin patches and corn mazes in your area. Some of our favorites are Maize in the City and the Denver Botanic Gardens: Chatfield Farms. Both options are an ideal destination for families and people of all ages through the end of October, offering: acres of winding corn mazes and plenty of pumpkins ready for picking.
Seriously Spooky and Halloween Fun
Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park: Once the sun goes down, downtown Denver’s Elitch Gardens turns into a scream park, where haunted demons and ghouls hide around every corner. Get into your Halloween spirit on weekend evenings through October.
Haunted Field of Screams: Just 15 minutes north of Denver is the city’s largest haunted attraction. The Haunted Field of Screams traps visitors in a pitch black corn-field surrounded by 16-foot-tall cornstalks and zombies, clowns, and mad-men lurking around every corner.
Boo at the Zoo: The Denver Zoo opens up for a night time trick or treating experience during the weekend of Halloween. There will be 20 different treating stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations, and even more exciting family fun.
Denver Zombie Crawl: If you weren’t already aware, Denverites love zombies. Every fall, you can witness or participate as one of thousands of undead, blood splattered zombies roam around Skyline Park and 16th Street Mall. The parade will take place at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 22nd.
Wine, Film, and Arts Festivals
Denver International Wine Festival: On November 2nd join fellow wine enthusiasts at the Westin Hotel at the Denver International Airport. There will be more than 400 wines presented from winemakers across the world. You can also take time to enjoy educational seminars and regional food samplings.
Denver Arts Week: During the week of November 4th-12th various galleries, museums, and theaters across Denver will be celebrating its vibrant creative community. There will be special events and openings; as well as, free admission to several of the city’s greatest museums.
Denver Film Festival: During November 2nd-13th the Denver Film Festival will bring over 200 guest filmmakers to the Mile High City. In years past, over 55,000 tickets have sold to more than 250 films, including: blockbusters, documentaries, indie, and short films.