Fall Family Fun in Weld County

Fall Family Fun in Weld County

Posted on 09/19/2019
Fall Family Fun in Weld County

Fall in Weld County. Leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, Halloween decorations have hit store shelves.

Here is a list of activities everyone — adults, children, teenagers, older adults — can enjoy this autumn.

Attend various harvest festivals around Weld CountyPumpkin Patch
With fall, comes annual celebrations honoring harvests of agricultural products in the county. Be a farmer for a day at Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival in Platteville from Labor Day through mid-November. Pick your own vegetables from the field, learn about harvesting while getting your hands dirty, and bring fresh fruit home for the whole family to enjoy. Additionally, there is a corn maze, kids play areas, antique tractors, a hay pyramid, and much more to explore! Anderson Farms in Erie also has a fall festival open from September 25 to November 3. Get lost in the corn maze, take a ride down the combine slide, feed friendly farm animals, try your hand at a five-minute escape room, and stay into the evening to enjoy s’mores by your very own campfire, reservations are required for use of campfires.

Drink some craft beer at OctoBREWfest in GreeleyFrom September 27 to 28, downtown Greeley is transformed into a harvest brewery oasis in the form of OctoBREWfest. Come thirsty for cold brews and enjoy brats, live music, and games.

Navigate corn mazes, pick pumpkins, and have a good scare 
Corn MazeFor everything autumn and Halloween-related stop by one of several farms in the county. Check out Anderson Farms in Erie, Fritzler Farm Park in LaSalle, Hankins Farms in Johnstown, Miller Farms in Platteville, and Tigges Farm  in Greeley for top-notch fall activities for the whole family. Farms open in late September.

Trick or treat streets, kid-friendly haunted houses, and pet costume contests, oh my: Step back in time at Centennial Village Museum’s Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat Night on October 20, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bring the kids to Centennial Village Museum in Greeley to trick-or-treat through the historical buildings, play carnival games, participate in a costume contest, and check out the non-scary haunted house! At Frederick’s Tiny Terror Town on October 26, visit a kid-sized haunted house and trick or treat through Crist Park. Dress up in costume and put furry friend in one too for the pet costume contest! Finally, see some cool cars and trick or treat out of them at Trunk or Treat in Hudson on October 31.

By Shaley Dehner, Communications Specialist