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Even as seasons change there are many outdoor activities in Weld County

Even as seasons change there are many outdoor activities in Weld County

Even as seasons change there are many outdoor activities in Weld County

By Baker Geist

Fall is here and while the cold weather and shorter days make you want to curl up with a good book or binge watch a show on Netflix, there are still plenty of things to do this fall in Weld County.

Take a day this month and go visit and explore one of the many pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Weld County.  It’s no secret that Weld County is rich in agriculture, and as a result, there are many farms that serve as tourist attractions throughout the area. These working farms have been in families for generations and they not only provide education on how farms work but also provide guests with an opportunity to be part of the farming experience. Kids can pet farm animals, pick out a pumpkin for Halloween, and even pick produce to take home.

One of Weld County's numerous corn mazesCorn mazes are also a unique experience on many local farms. Families can enter the mazes and then have the fun and challenge of figuring out how to successfully get through. There are even haunted ones if you’re up for a scare!

Before you leave, don’t forget to visit the farm museum, where you can look at antique farming equipment and learn more about how the farming process has evolved over the years.  

The many farms pumpkin patches and corn mazes are a great family experience and continue to make Colorado and Weld County unique.

Farms are located throughout Weld County and are listed below. More information about each location, including pricing and hours can be found online.

  • Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, barnyard pedal karts, farm animals, gem mining, Terror in the Corn: haunted hayride and ghost town, zombie paintball hunt and much more!

    Open daily from September 21 – October 31
    Time: Varies based on day (check website for times)
    Address: 6728 County Road 3 ¼
    For more information visit: http://andersonfarms.com/

  • Choose your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. They even have pink pumpkins! Don’t forget to pick up some the roasted green chilies and other produce-stand favorites after you tour the farm equipment museum and the barn quilt gallery!

    Open daily from September – October
    Time: Varies based on day (check website for times)
    Address: 12404 WCR 64 ½
    For more information visit: www.tiggesfarm.com

  • Explore their scare-free corn maze, pumpkin patch, create your own scarecrow, petting zoo and more!

    Open Saturday and Sunday from October 1 – 31
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Address: 2628 WCR 49
    For more information visit: www.mazzottifarms.com

  • Welcome to Hankins Farms! We’re excited about our new corn maze and activities area called “The Hollow”. Set back off the highway and secluded from the hustle and bustle, “The Hollow” is a great escape this time of year. Come spend the day with us this fall, as the leaves turn, the kids enjoy the fresh air, and you can escape with your family! (P.S bring your lawn chair, sit back and relax under one of the ol’ cottonwood trees).

    Open weekends in October
    Time: Varies (check website for times)
    Address: 26745 WCR 17, Johnstown
    For more information visit: http://hankinsfarms.com/

  • Pumpkin patch, campfires, pig races, zombie paintball slayer, jumping pillow, Scream Acres Haunted Corn Maze, Verti-Scope, ghost hunt and much more!

    Open September 17 – October 31
    Time: Varies based on day (check website for times)
    Address: 20861 CR 33
    For more information visit: www.fritzlermaze.com

  • Pumpkins, gourds, many different kinds of squash, Indian corn, corn shocks, straw bales, haunted shack, inside haunted maze, big orange maze, store, food, and lots of fun!

    Open through October
    Time: please check their Facebook page
    Address: Hwy 257 & Rd 52 Milliken
    For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinpickinparadise/

  • Fall Harvest Festival - “Be a farmer for a day” spend the day harvesting and learning how to be a farmer. Also enjoy a hayride, petting zoo, corn maze, pick your own vegetables and much more!

    Open Labor Day – Mid-November
    Time: Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Address: 13912 CR 12
    For more information visit: www.millerfarms.net