Master Guide to Fall Family Fun in & around Denver
If you have an idea for fall family fun that isn't listed on these pages, please email our publisher, Debra Ross, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARGO Mill and Tunnel
Experience the wonder of ingenuity, technology, and entrepreneurial spirit that is the Argo Mill & Tunnel. Situated in Historic Idaho Springs in the heart of Colorado Gold Country sits the Mighty Argo Mill and Tunnel, one of the most striking and prominent Heritage Landmarks in the American West. The Argo is a central character in the story of the Colorado gold-rush, and remains one of the largest, most well-preserved historic gold mills in the world.
Fall Festival returns September 20 - October 30, 2023. Come out to Colorado’s Largest Fall Family Entertainment Destination for a fun filled fabulous experience! Get lost in the 25-acre corn maze. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and pick from over 100 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Ride the barrel train and pedal karts, jump on the jump pads, play on tire mountain and the combine slide and much, much more! After dark, check out Terror in the Corn, rated the #1 Haunted Attraction in Colorado by ScareFactor.com.
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's a wonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around our area.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We tag each activity as being either scary or fun (or both) so you know exactly what you're getting into!
We even have a list of Halloween Alternative activities!
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.