*We received free entry to Mile High Farms in the Denver, Colorado area, but the pictures, fun, and musings on my love for fall and Halloween are 100% my own.
I love fall. Have I mentioned that? I do. I love, love, love it. I love the cool weather, the chunky sweaters, the boots, the scarves, the apple cider, the warm soups, the pumpkin bread, and, of course, HALLOWEEN! One of my favorite things about fall is going to pumpkin farms. My husband and I did this sort of thing even before we had kids! Before we were even married, in fact! I will prove it!
See those two young, skinny cuties? That was us, back in the day, two engaged 22 year olds in love, just soaking up the Halloween spirit at the North Logan, Utah pumpkin walk. Fond memories.
So, now that I have proven my longstanding love affair for local fall events and attractions, let’s talk about Mile High Farms in the north metro Denver area here in Colorado. Mile High Farms was blessed enormously by not being greatly touched by the insane flooding that happened here not long ago (as was our family, thank goodness), so we were able to go up and kick off the Halloween season a bit early last weekend with a visit.
Let’s get one things straight: IF YOU LIVE IN DENVER AND WANT TO GO TO MILE HIGH FARMS DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TYPE “MILE HIGH FARMS” INTO GOOGLE MAPS!!!!! You will end up peeing by your car on a dirt road in the middle of fields stretching to nowhere. That’s all I’m saying. DON’T DO IT!!! However, if you type in the ACTUAL address (11 Cavanaugh Rd. Bennett, CO 80102) then Google Maps will not lead you astray. I learned the hard way….believe me.
Anyway….now that you have a highly unpleasant and unflattering picture of me in your mind, let’s talk about what happened when my family headed to the farm. Since it took us TWO HOURS to find the farm because we were following faulty directions we arrived at dusk as the farm was closing down. I almost cried. But I explained to them that my kids were ecstatic about the pumpkins and how we had been lost, and they were so kind to us. They opened back up and allowed us to rush through everything, including providing us with a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. (That’s why some of these pics are a tad grainy. It was quite dark by the time we left.)
There were so many fun things to do. My personal favorite thing about the outing, however, was the killer Halloween village they had set up. It was an amazing photo backdrop for this snap-happy mama! Aren’t my kids the cutest?! I made their outfits last year and I was delighted that they still worked this year. I based the skirt off of THIS tutorial. I modified it a bit, but I can’t really remember how, sorry… The tutorial for the die-cut t-shirts is HERE and the tutorial for the Halloween feathered headband is HERE.
One thing we loved was the corn maze. It was getting dark, so we turned around midway through the mini corn maze, but apparently at the end there is a dinosaur “fossil” that is 40 feet long! We will be going back when my sisters are in town in October, and that is one of the things that we are excited to see!
Now on to the hayride to the pumpkin patch! WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES!! The pumpkin patch was full of little stickers/thorns, as pumpkin patches apparently are, and they are sharp little buggers, so do not head into one of them in flip flops! Luckily we were all wearing proper shoes.
This little lady fell in love with a tiny, perfectly round pumpkin, so we got it for her.
Our little boy, on the other hand, headed deep into the pumpkin patch and feel in love with a HUGE perfectly round pumpkin. They both look so cute on our porch!
What a fun day! I can’t wait to take my sisters and my nephew back in mid-October! Hopefully we will have time that day to also dig in the sand boxes, enjoy the craft castle, and pet llamas at the petting zoo! (We have a weird, weird obsession with llamas around here. Don’t ask.)
If you are in Colorado and want to check this out then be sure to use the coupon that I shared in THIS post. If you aren’t in Colorado then I encourage you to find a local fall event to enjoy with your family! They are simply the best!
Have a lovely fall day!