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Posted on September 29, 2015 by Krysta Cossitt
Fall is officially here and what not a better way to celebrate the change in season than with a visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. The 8-acre Corn Maze is already open and the Pumpkin Festival starts October 9th and runs through the weekend.
At this year’s Corn Maze, visitors have to find there way through 8-acres of corn and help Farmer Green find his lost animals. Life-size animal cutouts are hidden throughout the maze and make for fun photo opportunities. The maze also includes two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges which can aid visitors in deciding which way to go. There is also a mini-maze for children 10 and under. Included in the price of admissions is one hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides are available at an additional cost.
A variety of food vendors will be on-site at the Corn Maze which include favorite fall treats like candy apples and kettle corn. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food in as well – picnic tables are available.
Once the sun sets, older maze runners are in for a scare. The Dead Zone includes the Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, the Blackout Maze (not haunted but lights are turned off), fireside ghost stories and access to Reapers Ranch, a haunted house. The Dead Zone is open Friday and Saturday nights and is recommended for ages 13 and up. Admission is $25 and $35 for a Fast Pass.
Check-out the Corn Maze map.
The Pumpkin Festival is a three-day long event for the entire family. Chatfield Farms has a wide variety of pumpkins in their massive pumpkin patch that range in price by size. Entry into the festival includes pumpkin carving demonstrations, hay rides, pony rides, barrel train rides, access to the mini corn maze, jumping pillow and face painting. Visitors will also receive five carnival game tickets and there will be live music. The Corn Maze, food, drinks, mechanical bull rides and more are available for purchase.
The festival starts at 9:00am and is open till 5:00pm each day. The MillerCoors beer garden is open from 11:00am – 7:00pm
Make sure you bring your wagon to haul your pumpkins out of the patch. Free pumpkin daycare is available, so you can enjoy the rest of the festival.
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Tags: Blackout Maze, Chtfield Farms, Corn Maze, Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Family Activities, family fun, Pumpkin Festival, Reapers Ranch, The Dead Zone