I’ve mentioned multiple time on the blog just how much I love fall. I love the weather, the clothes, the smells and I LOVE going to fall festivals! This past weekend we were lucky enough to be guests of Anderson Farms in exchange for a review. We probably chose the hottest day to spend a fall day in the sun, (temp was 88 degrees!) but it was a hot, fun, and festive day on the farm!
Every year for the past 5 years we’ve made it our ritual of fall to visit a local farm/fall festival. I’ve been to many around the metro Denver area. They’re all charming and festive in their own way.
Anderson farms is the Disneyland of Fall Festivals.
I say that and totally mean it. There’s SO much to do. Here’s the map of the farm…there’s seriously enough to do -you could stay all day! We spent 4 hours and didn’t see even half of it.
Violet loved the Barnyard 500 Pedal carts. She was so stinkin’ cute carefully peddling, trying to beat everyone else. She came in 3rd..which is good for a 3 year old I feel.
Here’s the giant pumpkin cilo…you know you’re in the right spot when you see this in the distance. The farm is located on the west side of I-25 in Erie, Colorado. It was a good 45 minute drive for us but SO very worth it!
The best part of every pumpkin patch is getting to actually go out the the patch and pick your pumpkin. My little guy had a hard time walking though the rows of pumpkins, but boy was he cute to watch!! He chose a tiny orange pumpkin, to match is tiny little 1 year old self! THIS is what I love about the fall. Adorable photo ops in festive places around our beautiful state.
If you’re planning to visit Anderson Farms, be sure to use to plan your trip affordably:
Like I said we chose on the the hottest October weekends to go. So if you’re heading to the farm, be sure to check the weather. Dress in jeans and shoes you don’t mind getting dusty. We dressed appropriately but we were a dusty mess after so plan ahead!
Bring cash, they have food, snacks and pumpkins. They do accept credit cards but I always bring cash to set my budget. You can also bring in your own drinks to keep cool with. (They do sell hot chocolate if you visit on a cold day!)
Visit early in the season, this past weekend there was a $3 off coupon out. Look online for any coupons they may have out!
Bring your camera! You’re going to want some pumpkin patch pictures…guaranteed!
Plan on staying later to see the bonfires and lights in the town. Note they do have a “Terror in the Corn” night option so head out before this opens. My kids pointed and screamed at all the scary zombie pumpkins in that area. It was funny in the day, at night it would be terrifying for little kids.
Wear running/workout shoes. The corn maze is no joke! It was over 3 miles! With a stroller it’s kind of hard to push that far. I’d suggest bringing older kids though the corn maze! Save yourself the extra workout while getting lost in corn for 3miles.
HAVE AN AMAZING TIME! You’re almost guaranteed to.
If you don’t feel like going to the patch, you can purchase pumpkins that are all over the festival. I actually found a perfect white one by a barn, so that was my pumpkin this year!
There’s something for everyone here. All ages will enjoy this farm…and there’s a ton of free stuff that’s included with admission!
Now I know why I’ve heard so much about Anderson Farms. They have THE biggest fall festival by far. The entire operation runs smooth, the staff is friendly and very helpful and it’s an adorable Colorado farm. We’re going back next year and the year after and the year after….
The Fall Festival Pricing is as follows:
Children 3 & Under: FREE
Monday – Thursday: $10
Friday – Sunday: $13
Come See Colorado’s Longest-Running Corn Maze – Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor. We have pumpkins as far as the eye can see! Get Lost in our 30 acre corn maze! The maze is open day and night and is never haunted. Plus the whole family will enjoy Pumpkin Launching, Mine Cars, Barrel Train, Farm Animals, Kiddie Korral, Pedal Karts, Gem Mining, Private Campfires, Hay Bale Maze and the World’s Largest Cornucopia. For the more adventurous crowd, check out Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt.