Fun Fall Family Festivals and Activities

Looking for some family fun for this fall? There are plenty of corn mazes, festivals, and events all around the NOCO area! Here are just a few fun, fall family festivals and activities we found!

fun fall family festivalsCORN MAZES!

Anderson Farms (9/21-10/31) – Erie, CO.
Bartels Farm (9/17-10/31) – Fort Collins, CO.
Cottonwood Farms (9/24-10/31) – Boulder, CO.
Fritzler Corn Maze (9/17-10/31) – LaSalle, CO.
Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze (10/1-10/31) – Wellington,
Miller Farms (Labor Day through mid-November) – Platteville,
Munson Farms (10/1-10/31) – Boulder, CO.
Northern Colorado Corn Maze (10/1-10/30) – Fort Collins,
Osborn Farm (10/1-10/31) – Loveland, CO.
Pumpkin Pie Days Antique and Collectibles Show (10/8-10/9) – Longmont,
Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze (9/24-10/31) – Broomfield,
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch (10/1-10/31) – Longmont,

Fort Collins

fun fall family fort collins

Zombie Crawl

October 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Old Town Square

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are back to infest OLD TOWN SQUARE for the 2016 Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest. October 22, 2016 is when the undead take over downtown Fort Collins to raise money for Turning Point. Evil John Mays and Juiced on Imagination will be one of the many makeup artists that will give you a ghastly look! 1-9 pm in the Square. Cost $10, $20, $30, or $50 depending on your ghoulishness! Don’t miss these TO DIE FOR events: Kidz Krawl, Zombie Crawl, Monster Festivities, Odell Beer Garden & more!

Tiny Tot Halloween Parade 

October 31, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Old Town

It’s time to scare up some new costume ideas for your little ones! The annual Tiny Tot Halloween presented by COUNTRY Financial, will be held on Monday, October 31st beginning at 10:00 a.m. We invite all children under seven years old and their parents/guardians to join us for a safe trick-or-treating experience in Downtown Fort Collins.

Participants gather in Old Town Square Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. to receive a goodie bag (while supplies last) with a map indicating the designated trick-or-treat area. The event will occur along the sidewalks all around Old Town and crossing guards will be present at major intersections to ensure everyone’s safety.


fall-photo-john-giroux-lovelandAnnual Art Studio Tour 

October 8-9 & 15-16, 2016

Visitors will have the chance to meet the artists, buy original artworks, and learn, how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts. The included artists reflect the amazing creative talent available right in our own community.

Over 40 artist at 26 locations on the self-guided map tour (see website for map). Admission is free and open to the public. Look for signs en route to, and in front of each studio.

Halloween Family Fun Festival 

October 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Peters Park

Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! The Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating the Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival. Downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Join us in Peters Park next to the Museum! It is a fun-filled community event with vendor booths, food, activities for kids, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest.


windsor-coREFLECTION: Art Exhibition 

October 12 – November 12, 2016
Location: Windsor Art & Heritage Center
With a theme based on the poetry of Henry David Thoreau, “REFLECTION” brings together the best artists from across the region. This juried art competition is made possible by Suzette McIntyre and the Boardwalk Park Gallery of Windsor. Winners of the exhibition will be published in a book of poetry and art. Exhibited artwork can be purchased through the Boardwalk Gallery. For more information or for entry please visit Windsor’s Boardwalk Park Gallery website at Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 5-7 pm. This exhibition is organized by Boardwalk Gallery and hosted by the Town of Windsor at the Windsor Art & Heritage Center.

Pumpkin Plunge 

October 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center Pool

Swim through the water of the Brand New CRC Pool and find the perfect pumpkin to decorate this season! While decorating, enjoy music and a movie in the spirit of Fall!

S.A.L.T. Haunted House 

October 28-29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join our Haunted History Tour around Boardwalk Park Museum on October 28th and 29th presented by Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department’s Student Advisory Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.). If interested in volunteering, please contact Luke Bolinger at (970) 674-3525 or

6-7: Family Fun Hour

7 – 9: Scary Hours – Not recommended for the faint of heart!

Estes Park

estes-park-in-the-fallHalloween at The Stanley Hotel

October 21-22 & 28-29, 2016
Location: Stanley Hotel
Twin Terror Weekends!
The Historic Stanley Hotel Announces its Biggest Halloween Lineup Ever with its Twin Terror Weekends to celebrate the 2016 Halloween season. Widely recognized as one of the “most haunted hotels”, The Stanley Hotel plans to enliven the spirits of its visitors and more “permanent guests” with its biggest events of the year.

The Halloween celebrations kick-off with an evening of ghostly gastronomy at the Redrum Mystery Dinner on Friday, October 21st. A theatrical presentation of murder and suspense leavened with humor explores suspects throughout the room in the context of a delicious 4-course meal hosted in the Victorian-style MacGregor Ballroom. Executive Chef Robert Corey will delight diners with a special gourmet dinner presentation of new American cuisine as they are entertained by the mysterious investigation unfolding around them.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, wildly popular, The Shining Ball, returns to the Concert Hall featuring a live performance by the award-winning North Mississippi All Stars. Participants will compete for prizes with imaginative, macabre and daring costumes that will be paraded through the hotel…so dress to impress. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drink, dancing and cavorting among the imaginative, Shining-themed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season.

The second of the Twin Terror Weekends will start with the iHeart Media hosted Boo Bash at The Concert Hall on Friday, October 28th followed by the Halloween Masquerade Party Saturday, October 29th. Both evenings will feature live music, dancing, drinks and abundant hors d’oeuvres and imaginative Halloween costumes. This spooky double-header is the best way to slay the Halloween season.