fall activities picking pumpkinsEnjoy family fall activities in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas this year with our autumn activity guide! It’s undeniably that time of year in Northern Colorado when we get excited about breathing in the cool, crisp autumn air, making soup with harvest vegetables, and planting bulbs together in the garden for next spring. Children jump in piles of leaves, celebrating the changing of the seasons and creating perfect photo opportunities.


Family-friendly fall activities in Fort Collins are especially abundant, with the Northern Colorado community offering everything from harvest goodies, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, ghost tours, and even a Tiny Tots Halloween Parade! Of course, Corn mazes are a fun classic way to celebrate, so we’ve listed several different places you can go to let the kids participate in one.


Fall Activities in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley


The Coloradoan recommends some of these local family-friendly venues to join in your favorite fall activity in the Northern Colorado area this year:


Northern Colorado Corn Maze is a favorite for family-friendly fall activities at 2318 S. County Road 5, Fort Collins. Families will have unforgettable fun at this corn maze with scavenger hunts, bounce houses, farm animals for petting, and a pumpkin patch. The sizes of their pumpkins vary from a softball size all the way up to a gigantic, 100-pound pumpkin!


Tigges Farm, located at 12404 WCR 64 1/2 in Greeley, offers Northern Colorado families a pumpkin patch, fresh produce, and roasted chilies from 9-6 daily in October.


Osborn Farm at 1230 S. Boise Avenue in Loveland is open every day between Oct. 3 and Halloween from 10 am to 6 pm. The Osborn Farm offers a pumpkin patch and $2 weekend hay rides, weather-permitting. Pick-your-own pumpkins while crops last.


Fort Collins fall activities also include Bartels Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch at 3424 E. Douglas Rd. in Fort Collins from 10-6 daily. Kids of all ages can celebrate fall with hayrides and burn off energy running through the corn maze. Bartels also offers a family-friendly petting zoo and will thrill your children with pumpkin cannons!


Something From The Farm at 8020 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins, offers fall activities for families through Halloween with hayrides, a corn maze, and of course…the opportunity for you to pick the perfect pumpkin.


Of course one fall activity your family can’t miss is the unforgettable experience of going to a Rams game at the new stadium! You and your whole family can enjoy the fresh autumn air while cheering on our local CSU football team at 701 W. Pitkin Street in Fort Collins.


Halloween-related Activities


Younger kids will get a kick out of being part of the 7th Annual Old Town Zombie Fest! The KIDZ CRAWL starts at 2 pm on October 21 where your spooky little monsters and zombies can gather at Old Town Square. Tickets are $12 for those who are 2-12 years old. There will be makeup artists available to help those parents who are challenged with creating scary, spooky faces. The price ranges from $10-$50 and photo booths will be available to capture the fun!


Always so much fun, Fort Collins Ghost Tours are a perfect Fort Collins fall activity for children ages 12 and up. These happen daily at 19 Old Town Square, starting at 7:30 pm. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Haunted houses are always a special thrill for Fort Collins families in the fall. Kids get to experience an unforgettable Halloween adrenaline rush and scream with delighted terror at Chipper’s Lanes located at 217 W. Horsetooth in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm starting October 20th and running through Halloween.


Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. Everyone’s inner ghoul comes out to participate in the scary, silly, and ghostly fun. People of all ages in Fort Collins love to dress up in costumes and celebrate this fun-filled day.


Families with younger children 7 and under who want to celebrate another fall activity can be a part of the Tiny Tot Halloween in Old Town Fort Collins. You and your kids can meet all the other families with young children celebrating Halloween. Starting at 10 am until 2 pm on October 31, there will be a safe trick-or-treating experience in Old Town Square Plaza, Oak Street.

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