This past weekend we got the chance to attend the Pumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. We left our house and it was nice and sunny. By time we got to the pumpkin festival, 40 minutes later it was overcast and unfortunately it started to rain 20 minutes later. My daughter and I were so bummed because there were quite a few rides and other fun things for her to do. She loves to jump so I was hoping she would be able to go on the jump pillow and I wanted to try our way through the corn maze, but Mother Nature got the best of us.
If you decide to make your way to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield be prepared to walk! We parked in a big open field and walked over to the festival. There is lots of grass, dirt, and rocks so wearing rain boots or tennis shoes is a must! There were 2 corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, rides, and vendors. Everything is a little spread out so you will definitely be getting your exercise for the day, but there are hayrides to take you back to the parking lot.
Like I said, we did manage to get through the pumpkin patch and she brought home a big ol’ pumpkin! You could tell the pumpkin patch was picked over, but there was still plenty of pumpkins left. Some of them were even attached to the vines still…
The one thing I LOVE about Colorado is the beautiful scenery. While picking our pumpkin we got to look at the gorgeous mountains and pretty fall trees. We had fun for what little time we spent at the pumpkin festival and I look forward to going back next year. Fingers crossed Mother Nature won’t rain us out!!
*I was given free passes to the Pumpkin Festival in-exchange for a review. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own!