Get Fall-Ready At This Fun Pumpkin Festival

Denver Pumpkin Festival

There’s something about fall that just feels magical. After the sweltering heat of the summer, it’s such a relief to feel those first crisp days that come with the changing of the leaves and more cozy nights in. But if you really want to get into the spirit of the season, it’s a good idea to find some activities that help make it feel like fall has really arrived.

One of the best events to check out? The Pumpkin Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens! This festival has become an October tradition for many families in the area, so it’s something that you might want to explore. It’s happening on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11 to 13. On Friday and Saturday, it runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, it closes an hour earlier at 4 p.m. You can catch it all at Chatfield Farms in nearby Littleton, Colorado. Want to attend? Learn more about this fun fall festival below.


If you’re thinking about attending this festival, it’s best to buy your tickets in advance. Why? Because it will likely sell out. If there are even tickets available on the day of the event, they will be $2 more expensive than if you were to buy them in advance. So, once you decide you want to go, be sure to buy your ticket as soon as possible! Advance pricing is $8 for adults; $7 for students, seniors, and military; $6 for adult botanic garden members and children ages 3 to 12; and $4 for child botanic garden members. Children ages 2 and younger always get in for free.

Pick Out a Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch

This is a pumpkin festival, so you’re definitely going to want to check out the pumpkin patch. You and your kids can pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home. Whether you’re going to cook with it, use it for decoration, or carve it, this is the ideal place to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Food Vendors

Every great festival offers great food, and that’s just what you’ll find at the Pumpkin Festival. There will be lots of different food trucks there, and they’re all serving up something unique. Try out a few while you’re there.

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Craft and Artisan Booths

If you want to do some shopping for some unique and interesting items, you’re in luck. With all the craft and artisan booths at this event, you’re sure to find something special.

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