2016 Guide to Fall Festivals in Denver



Fall is such a beautiful time to be out and about in Colorado and with these top fall festivals in the Denver area, there is plenty of fun to choose from for both big kids, little kids, and the kid in all of us. Don’t miss out on all of this fall fun! Check out our list of events and let us know in the comments below if we missed one of your favorites!

Boulder Fall Fest

Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Enjoy food, beer, music, and activities all along the festive Pearl Street Market. Admission to Fall Fest is free and includes all concert performances. Children’s activities are an additional cost.

September 16-18

Parker Oktoberfest

10795 Victorian Drive, Parker, CO 80138

Admission is free for this family-friendly German-themed festival in its 11th year. The festival boasts over 90 total vendors with a focus on authentic beer, food and a variety of activities for children.

September 16-18

Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

13912 CR 19, Platteville, CO 80651

This farm in Platteville is a great example to show the kids how a real working farm runs. Take a hayride through 180-acres of fields, where you can pick your own vegetables, as well as enjoy other activities, like a petting zoo and corn maze. Admission includes 5 bags of produce.

September 5 – mid-November

Anderson Farms Fall Festival

6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

This farm in Erie has a lot of your standard family fall fun: corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin launching, and farm lights, but also has some interesting attractions for the older kids like, zombie paintball and haunted hayrides.

September 21 – October 31

Denver Oktoberfest

1301-1349 21st Street, Denver, CO 80205

This family-friendly festival located in the ballpark neighborhood honors the German heritage with music, food, performances, activities, and vendors. The Denver Oktoberfest has been said to be the best Oktoberfest celebration in the country, so come enjoy this Denver tradition.

September 23-25, September 30-October 2

HOOTenanny Owl & Bluegrass Festival

11280 Waterton Road, Littleton, CO 80125

Located at the Chatfield Audobon Nature Center, this fun evening will teach the kids about owls through crafts, activities, displays, and bluegrass music.

September 24

Rock Creek Farms Fall Festival

2005 South 112th Street, Broomfield, CO 80020

Located in Broomfield, Rock Creek Farms has tons of fall fun for families. Find your Halloween pumpkin and then explore all the other fun attractions, including a corn maze, petting zoo, and bounce castles.

September 24 – October 31

Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival

10500 W Bowles Avenue, Littleton CO 80127

Enjoy food and beer while watching the annual pumpkin weigh off event with over $5,000 in prizes. This is a free event for the whole family with a straw maze, inflatables, and kids activities.

September 26

Denver Beer Fest

Multiple events located around the metro area.

If you are hyped up for the Great American Beer Festival, then you will also enjoy the Denver Beer Fest. Events include brewery tours, beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer-paired dinners, competitions, meet-the-brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party.

September 30 – October 8

Pumpkin Harvest Fest at Four Mile Historic Park

715 S. Forest Street, Denver, CO 80246

How did families during the late 1800’s celebrate the season? Find out at this family fun festival by building your own scarecrow, selecting the perfect pumpkin from the patch, dancing to live music, and playing pioneer games.

October 1-2

Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington, CO 80549

Get lost in the family fun! Visit Harvest Farm’s annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze. The event features a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, hay wagon rides, corn cannons, petting zoo, natural play area, hay bale maze and more!

October 1-30

Cider Days

801 S. Yarrow Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family!

October 1-2

Great American Beer Festival

700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Beer, beer, and more beer is what this festival is all about. Located at the Colorado Convention Center, visitors can sample one-ounce beer samples offered from over 750 breweries.

October 6-8

Pumpkin Festival

8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a fun place to visit any time of year, but in the fall it is the perfect place to find your perfect pumpkin. While you are there, visit the other vendors, children’s activities, the working farm, and carnival rides.

October 7-9

Littleton Museum Harvest Festival

6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, CO 80120

Held at the Littleton Museum, you can pick out your pumpkin and have a hayride on the 1860’s farm.

October 8

4th Annual Harvest Festival

13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, CO 80603

The Friends of Barr Lake annual festival includes midway games for kids to win prizes, hay rack rides, kids’ crafts, and a face painter. Pumpkins and corn stalks available (for appropriate donation) from their own patch!

October 8

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

26000 E Quincey Avenue, Aurora, CO 80016

See how far you can lob a gourd! In addition to the competition, this event offers an exciting fall festival complete with family activities, pumpkin patch, fall market, food vendors and a beer garden!

October 8-9

Harvest Festival at Berry Patch Farms

13785 Potomac Street, Brighton, CO 80601

Geared to ages 10 and under, this festival includes pinatas, hayrides, straw mazes, a swing band, and a bee hive/honey demo.

October 10 & 17


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