Autumn has arrived and with it comes cool breezes, football, and a favorite fall activity…visiting the pumpkin patch. It can be hard to decide where to go, which place has the best hours/activities to suit your family’s needs. Every person wants to get the best bang for their buck below is a list of pumpkin patches located in and near Colorado Springs.
For those who have visited Green Thumbkin Pumpkin Patch before, they have permanently closed their location as a pumpkin patch in town.
Long Neck Pumpkin Farm is located at 7595 California Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 (719) 551-0525. They have many activities to suit families of all ages. They have hay rides, hay bale slides, bean bag toss, corn boxes, tractor swings, farm animals, duck races, and more. These activities are included with the $10 admission fee. Children two years of age and younger are free. Pumpkins are an additional $5. During the month of October Long Neck Pumpkin Farm is open from 10am-5pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. http://www.longneckpumpkinfarm.com/
Miners’ Pumpkin Patch is located at 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 (719) 488-0880. They offer apple cider press, hay rides, gem panning, corn hold, tether ball and more. They charge $10 for admission with a pumpkin included in admission price. Additional pumpkins are $5 each. Children three and under are free (without a pumpkin). Miners’ Pumpkin Patch Hours of operation for the month of October are Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm. https://www.minerspumpkinpatch.com
The Colorado Pumpkin Patch is located at 18065 Saddle Wood Rd, Monument, CO 80123 (719) 799-6780. Activities include but are not limited to, large outdoor games, jumping pad, farm animal petting area, straw slides, tractor hayrides, maze, and corn box. Admission for children is $12 and $10 for adults. Children three and under are free. Pumpkins Range from $2.50-$12 depending on size. They are open 9am-1pm Monday through Thursday and 9am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. http://coloradopumpkinpatch.net
Wishing Star Farm is located at 24024 Highway 94, Ellicot/Calhan Colorado, 80908 (719) 244-7252. They have a sling shot, a variety of life sized games (like Jenna), pedal cars, hay wagon rides, a maze, straw pyramid, tire swings, a jumping pillow, and more. Admission rates are $10 per person for anyone two years of age and older. They offer pony rides for an additional $4. Pumpkins of any size cost $4 each. Wishing Star Farm is open Monday through Wednesday from 9am-2pm and Thursday through Sunday from 9am-5pm. http://wishingstarfarm.com
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze is located at 1649 Poplar Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212 (719) 821-9133. This farm offers a corn maze that can even be entered after dark using a flashlight, hay rides, fire pit with marshmallow roasting after dark, and more. Admission is $13 per person and includes a pumpkin. Children five and under are free with out a pumpkin. The last weekend (October 26th-28th) Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze is offering a $2 discount for military with an ID and a $2 discount per person in a family of four or more paid admissions. Their hours of operation are Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm (they stop accepting admission at 8pm) and Sunday 10am-6pm (they stop accepting admission at 5pm). http://dianaspumpkinpatch.com
While there are more pumpkin patches around Colorado, the patches listed above are located a little closer to Colorado Springs. Many of these farms and pumpkin patches offer a discounted rate for large groups of 15 or more so it is worth calling the patch you are interested in to set up large group visits. Many also offer a concession stand of some sort. Most offer weekdays by appointment. Pumpkin patches are usually held on uneven ground with dirt, rocks, and hay. This may be something to consider when bringing strollers and/or wheelchairs. It is best to wear something you can get dirty and closed toe shoes. Please dress and plan accordingly. Enjoy your visit to the pumpkin patch this season!
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