Guide to Fall Festivals and Events
The leaves are starting to turn colors, the temperatures are dropping, and kids are back in school. Fall is the best time to enjoy fall festivals with the family! We’ve scoured the area and put together a terrific list of fun things to do and places to go in our area for fun with the family. Whatever your family enjoys about fall – you can find it here!
From harvest festivals, and ghost tours to pumpkin patches, and parades there is something for everyone. Join us in heading out to enjoy that crisp fall air!
October 6-8, 9 AM-4 PM daily.
$16 Adults, $14 Seniors, $12 Children (ages 3-15), $14 Students, Free admission for children 2 and younger. Discounts for members and military.
You must purchase a ticket online for a specific date and time to visit. Tickets will not be available onsite. Pumpkins are an additional cost (average $8).
- Family and children’s activities
- Local craft and artisan booths
- Entertainment and live music
- Food trucks and food vendors
- Beer and hard cider vendors
Admission includes these activities:
- Entry to the pumpkin patch and Corn Maze
- Antique tractor exhibit by Front Range Antique Power Association
- Tractor-pulled parking shuttles
- Photo booths
- 20 carnival tickets for games and inflatable bouncers, slides and obstacle course per child’s paid admission
- Mini-maze for kids 10 and younger
- Express face painting
- Balloon characters
Additional costs include stunt jump and additional carnival tickets for games and inflatables.
There are many other themed events happening at the Botanic Gardens. Please see the Botanic Garden’s website for more information on each of these fun-filled events! https://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events
October 7 from 10 AM-5 PM.
Admission: Adults (18-64) $8, Seniors (65+) $5, Youth (3-17) $4, Under 2 are free. Special Military Pricing (must show ID) for Active and Retired: $6 Adult, $5 Senior, and $3 Youth (6-17). Pumpkins are $5 each.
Rock Ledge Ranch, across from the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 578-6777
The Ranch will be filled with activities and fun in the crisp autumn air. Take a wagon ride with the family, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, scramble for candy, kick back on the lawn with a slice of pie, and take time to tour the Historic Homes, visit the Blacksmith, and more.
Oct 7, all day
Since 1935 Penrose has taken a day to celebrate all things apple. This year on October 7th they will have their annual celebration. Festivities begin bright and early at 7AM with a pancake breakfast and fun run. It concludes with fireworks at 9:30 PM. There are a slew of activities to enjoy from food trucks and vendors, parade and book sale, to games and entertainment, live music and an apple pie eating contest.
Check the website for all of the details.
Oct. 7 – 8
1649 Poplar Ave., Canon City, CO 81212 (719) 821-9133
“This 1st weekend in October has proven to usually be perfect weather for a family outing and we want to make it even more Fun!! Besides the maze, THE FARM WILL HAVE MORE OF A GAME ATMOSPHERE THIS WEEKEND—WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE PLAYING AND ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS
THESE GAMES ARE SET UP AND YOU CAN PLAY AT ANY TIME
sack races, three legged races, corn toss and DUCK RACES, Come play with us!
Face painting will be available; STOP BY AND SEE Theresa. ( This is a separate charge.)”
Diana’s is a working farm and they ask that you please follow the parking signs and be respectful of their neighbors when parking and using the farm.
Oct 14 from 10AM-3PM
Join the fun at the 2nd annual Fall Fun Fest at First & Main!
Live Music by Wirewood Station
Kids activities including Face Painting, Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting, & Balloon Animals
Costume Contests with prizes for kids AND pets
Oct 14 from 11AM-7PM
Admission will be $20 per person for access to activities ALL DAY LONG. 3 and under will be free!
Join us for unlimited access to mini golf, our indoor playground (ages 8 and under) our ninja warrior course & bounce houses (weather permitting!)
Set up in our party rooms will be face painting & pumpkin painting!
Our parking lot will be full of vendors & food trucks!
The first 100 people to check out will receive a free goodie bag!”
October 20-22 & 27-29
Hours 4-8:30 PM, tickets are sold online only with timed admission only.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, located at: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 633-9925
Don your costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag and flashlight for a frightfully good time! Costumes of guests 12 and up cannot have masks or weapons. Guests 11 and under need to make sure their eyes can be seen with a mask on and that their peripheral vision is not obstructed. The Zoo requests that you help support their efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own bag for treats.
- Haunted House – ages 6 and up, strobe lights in use (Lodge at Moose Lake)
- Spooky Graveyard – (Scutes Family Gallery)
- Trick-or-treat at Spooky Treat Stations (throughout the Boo at the Zoo path)
- Pirate’s Cove – (Australia Walkabout)
- Lighted Pumpkin Patch – (My Big Backyard)
- Photo Opportunities – If you’ve got it, haunt it! Perfect selfie spots are everywhere at Boo at the Zoo. See if you can find our special year-specific banners and tag your posts: #BOOCMZOO
- Sky Ride – $3 at Sky Ride ticket booth (be in line by 7:30 p.m., last ride at 8 p.m.)
- Giraffe and Budgie feeding experiences.
Oct 21 2PM-5PM
Get into the spirit of the season and celebrate Arts Month! The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Evergreen Heritage invite families for a fun and educational fall-themed stroll around the beautiful and historic Evergreen Cemetery. Explore interactive art and history-themed stations and enjoy live music and food trucks. Costumes are encouraged!
Tickets are $8 per person. Children 2 and under are free.
Oct 21 from 11AM-2PM
Put on your Halloween costumes or your best Fall outfits and head to the parking lot of Keller Williams Partners office on Oct 21st. There will be a pumpkin patch, face painting, awesome trunks, and plenty of candy!
6140 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
October 21 from noon to 4PM
Noon-2PM: LAST PATROL BAND
2:30-3PM: PEAK SCHOOL OF DANCE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
• Pumpkin Patch
• Pumpkin Painting
• Balloon Animals
• Face Painters
• Stilt Walker
• Cider and Hot Chocolate
• Fall Crafts
• Sidewalk Sales
• Hot Apple Cider
• Fashion, Cookies and Giveaways
• Fall Book Sale
• Harvest Cuisine
Oct 28, all day
In 1995, the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce started the first coffin races in the nation, in memory of a beloved member of Manitou Springs. In the years since, the races have grown into an often-copied-but-never-equaled Manitou Springs tradition.
900 block of Manitou Ave
This is an all-day event. The parade begins at noon, with the coffin races and an after-party following.
Oct 29 10AM – 4PM
Enjoy food trucks, vendors, games, pumpkin smashing, raffles, and more! Altitude Sickness will perform (bring chairs for extra seating to enjoy the band).
Oct 6,7,13,14 ,19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 starting at 6 PM.
Tours are approximately 1 hour and depart from the Manitou Springs Heritage Center (517 Manitou Avenue)
Admission: $16 in advance. Children under 11 are free with an adult.
Listen to tales of the weird and wonderful as you stroll the streets of Manitou Springs. *Proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center to help keep this FREE MUSEUM open. This is their 28th year of Ghost Tours.