The weather is starting to cool down, leaves are starting to change colors, and pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks. Fall is almost here and it’s a great time to start planning activities to get the most out of the season. Lucky for you, we’ve already found 9 fall activities that are fun for everyone to enjoy!
When: September 23-25 and September 30 – October 2
Where: Downtown Denver, CO
Named one of the best Oktoberfest events in the US according to USA Today. Enjoy some authentic German food and entertainment. From bratwursts and sauerkraut to live music – you’re sure to feel like a German by the end of the night.
When: October 1-2
Where: Cederedge, CO
Looking for a weekend trip outside the Denver Metro area? The town of Cedaredge is 260 miles away from Denver and has been celebrating the apple harvest since 1977 with a festival the whole family can enjoy. Explore over 150 booths, an antique car show, and dance the night away at the Golden Gala Dance.
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
When: September 23 and 24
Where: Denver, CO
Now is a great time to start preparing your garden for spring. Discover and buy a variety of fall plants and bulbs at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale. Make sure to arrive early to get the best selection!
Rock Creek Farms U-Pick-Em Pumpkins
When: September 24 – October 31
Where: Broomfield, CO
Start the season off with U-Pick-Em Pumpkins at Rock Creek Farms. With 100+ acres, you’re sure to find your perfect pumpkin. While you’re there, make sure to stop by the corn maze and visit with the pigs, goats, donkeys and other farm animals.
Boo at the Zoo
When: October 22-23, 28-30
Where: Denver, CO
The Denver Zoo is celebrating their 32nd annual Boo at the Zoo! This family friendly event offers over 20+ trick-or-treat stations and animal demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy. Come visit Swingle on Friday, October 28.
Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch
When: October 2-November 1
Where: Aurora, CO
Looking for a true fright? Voted “Denver’s scariest Haunted House” by Rocky Mountain News Readers, Curse of the Slaughterhouse Gulch takes you through not one, but three of the scariest haunted houses.
When: September 17
Where: Fort Collins, CO
Looking for live music, seasonal craft beers and free admission? FORToberfest is for you! From 11AM – 10PM, Old Town Square will be the place to be for music, beer, and food.
When: September 16, 17, 18
Where: Boulder, CO
One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of fall is at the 29th annual Downtown Boulder Fall Fest. Pearl Street Mall will be featuring arts and crafts from local artists, a beer/wine/ and margarita garden, live music, and activities for all.
Festival of Scarecrows
When: October 8
Where: Arvada, CO
Olde Town Square will transform into a fall wonderland with scarecrows in all shapes and sizes, along with a pumpkin patch and a corn maze for the kids. Don’t forget to dress your kiddo up for the fall festivities and parade.