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Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

It’s not autumn in Boulder without some good old-fashioned pumpkin picking! Head out to these farms and breathe in the crisp, fall air, find the just-right pumpkin and take in the mountain views and fall foliage. Best to bring cash and a bottle of water and leave your pets at home.

Munson Farms

The easiest pumpkin patch to get to from central Boulder, Munson Farms is within the city limits yet has a sprawling, u-pick pumpkin patch with sweeping mountain views. You'll also enjoy the farm stand, overflowing with Indian corn, gourds of every shape, and a rainbow of pumpkin varieties to choose from. Admission is free; pumpkins and produce are priced by the pound.

Hours: Mid-Sept.-Oct. 31, 2022. Open daily, 9am-6pm.

Fall produce at the Munson Farm Stand

7th Generation Farm

It’s a straight shot on South Boulder Road to 7th Generation Farm in nearby Louisville, about a 25-minute drive. You’ll find rows of pre-picked pumpkins stacked among vintage farm trucks, or you can stroll out into the field to pick your own. A farm store is stocked with all kinds of produce and goodies. Try a hay bale maze or climb a hay mountain. Check their site for the latest. Entrance to the pumpkin patch and hay bale maze is $5 per person but can go toward the purchase of a pumpkin. Children under 2 free.    

Hours: Sept. 30-Oct. 31, 2022. Open Tues-Fri noon to dark; Sat-Sun 9am to dark.

7th Generation Farm pumpkin patch

Cottonwood Farms

Located east of Boulder in Lafayette (about 25 minutes away), charming Cottonwood Farms welcomes visitors to borrow from their fleet of little red wagons and load it up with u-pick pumpkins from their fields. Visitors are asked to make a reservation online if possible. Greet Rocco the donkey, Bentley the miniature horse and a menagerie of other farm animals. There’s also a hand-cut, four-acre corn maze, vintage farm equipment, and hayrides every Saturday and Sunday in October ($5 per person). Admission to the fall market to buy pumpkins and squash is free; admission to the pumpkin patch and activities is $5 (children 5 and under and seniors 65 and over are free). Please check the Cottonwood Farms website for the latest information, as things may change.

Hours: Sept. 24-Oct. 31, 2022. Open daily, 10am-6pm.

Little girl running through the pumpkin patch at Cottonwood Farm

The Bee Hugger

The historic Bee Hugger honey farm in Longmont has pumpkins for picking, an end-of-season sunflower field with spooky surprises, a haunted VW Bug Yard, animals to feed and more fall activities. On the weekends you can take a family hayride and do pony rides around the farm. There is no entrance fee, but some activities have a small fee on an honor system. Their shop in a charming VW bus sells local honey, beeswax and other farm harvests. Pets not allowed.

Hours: Oct. TBA, 2022. Open daily, 9am to dark.

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch

This Longmont farm (30 minutes north of Boulder) caters to young families with a celebration that pairs organic pumpkin picking with activities. This year Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch is offering an array of fun for the family, including carnival rides, bounce houses, a hay maze and obstacle courses. General admission is free, and then you pay for the activities and foods you’d like to try. There is a weekday option to purchase a $10 wristband for unlimited activities, available only Monday-Friday.

Oct. 1-30, 2022. Open daily, 9am-6pm.
Oct. 31, 2022 closing at 4:30pm.
Carnival Activities: Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.

Families picking out pumpkins in Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch