Grab your sweaters and hot chocolate because Fall is almost here! Who else is ready for some cooler weather and all things pumpkin? Fall is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful times of year in Colorado - there's just something about the crisp air and colorful trees that make you feel at ease. Aside from taking your INFINITI on a vibrant drive through the mountains, there's a lot of other fun activities going on around the city. With the cooler weather comes more fun events, and we're here to guide you through (f)all the things to do in Denver.
Some of you are probably familiar with Oktoberfest, which is a Volksfest held every year in Munich, Germany, with more than 6 million attendants that come from all over the world. This year, Denver will be hosting Oktoberfest for its 50th anniversary in our historic Ballpark Neighborhood, which typically brings in about 250,000 attendants over the six-day two-weekend event. Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, September 20th with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg at 2:00 PM. The festival runs until that Sunday, September 22nd, and starts back up the following weekend on the 27th and runs until the 29th. Some other fun activities going on at Oktoberfest include a Stein Hoisting Contest, wiener dog races, keg bowling, live music, dancing and a new Sunday brunch experience. Another great part about the event? Admission is free! Although if you would like a VIP experience tickets are available for purchase on their website here.
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Who doesn't love a good fall festival? The Pumpkin Harvest Festival is located on twelve historic acres, and you don't even have to leave the city! The event takes place on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Denver's Four Mile Historic Park. Celebrate fall with live music, food trucks, pioneer games and of course, a pumpkin patch. Admission fees include $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 3-17), $6 for military and seniors, and free for children ages 2 and under. Your kiddos can enjoy face painting, a photo booth, pumpkin valet tractor rides, and some fall crafts. Hurry and get your tickets on their website here!
Chatfield Farms Pumpkin Festival
We have the perfect place for you to pick out your pumpkins with the kids this year. Every year toward the beginning of October, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms puts on a family-friendly pumpkin festival filled with lots of fun activities and pumpkin-picking. The festival is taking place October 11th-October 13th this year and runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There's an abundance of things for the kiddos to do, including the Corn Maze, face painting, photo booths, pony rides, horse-drawn hay rides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and more! We recommend getting your tickets in advance, and the prices run at $8 for adults, $7 for students, military, and seniors, $6 for member adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12), and children 2 and under are completely free. Snag your tickets before they sell out here and don't forget to bring your own wagon to pick out your pumpkins!