10 Things To Do in Northern Colorado This Fall
Fall in Northern Colorado is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year. Whether you want to watch the leaves change colors, go to fall festivals, or celebrate the holidays, Northern Colorado has it all. The staff at Five Tables has compiled a list of their favorite activities to enjoy this fall around our neck of the woods.
1. Harvest Farm Fall Festival, Fort Collins
Harvest Farm will be hosting their 16th Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze this month. This festival is a long-time local favorite and has every fall event you could imagine, including wagon rides, pig races, bonfires, a petting zoo and so much more.
When: Every weekend from 10 AM-8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and from 12-6PM on Sundays until October 28th.
2. Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland
Watching the leaves change from green to shades of red, orange and yellow is a Colorado tradition. Benson Sculpture Garden is a ten acre park in Loveland that features over 150 unique sculptures. People flock to the park every year to look at works of art and watch the leaves change colors. If you’re looking for a spot that will get you in the fall spirit, look no further.
3. The Lyric’s Outdoor Horror Movie Nights, Fort Collins
This year, the Lyric Cinema will be hosting a horror movie series on their new outdoor screen. For the entire month of October, the theatre will be screening a different horror movie every Friday night at sundown. The lineup includes genre classics such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, and The Shining. Grab your popcorn and some friends and get ready for some spooky flicks!
When: Throughout October, check their website for official movie times.
4. Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Fort Collins
One of the most spectacular places to look at holiday lights is in Old Town Fort Collins. Every year, locals gather in the Oak Street Plaza to watch the streets of Old Town become illuminated by thousands of lights. This year, the annual lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, November 2nd. This event is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
When: Friday, November 2nd
Where: Old Town Fort Collins
5. The Shining Ball, Estes Park
The Stanley Hotel is one of the most famous fall attractions in Northern Colorado because of its creepy connections to a certain Stephen King film. The Ball features theatre characters from The Shining, a 1920’s themed jazz lounge, ballroom dancing, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres for all guests.
When: Saturday, October 20th at 8PM
Where: The Stanley Hotel
6. Jack Lantern’s Northern Colorado Maze, Fort Collins
Whether you’re in the mood for some classic fall fun or some spooky entertainment, the Northern Colorado Maze has been a must-visit spot for the past sixteen years. From 11 AM to dusk you can explore the 35 acre corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, see the variety of farm animals on the property, or take a tour of the 90+ acre farm. From dusk to close, the brave can enter the haunted corn maze or take a haunted hay ride.
When: Every Thursday-Sunday until October 31st
Where: 2318 S Co Rd 5, Fort Collins, CO 80525
7. Halloween Family Fun Festival, Loveland
The 17th Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival will be held Saturday, October 27th from 10 AM-2PM at Peters Park. Bring your little ones to enjoy trick-or-treating, a costume contest and other family-friendly activities.
When: Saturday, October 27th from 10AM-2PM
Where: Peters Park
8. Downtown Loveland Zombie Bar Crawl, Loveland
Zombies will fill the streets of downtown Loveland on Saturday, October 20th as they make their way to participating bars in the area. The crawl starts at 3:30 PM and ends at Loveland Aleworks. The bars of Loveland will be offering drink specials and will be crawling with the undead.
When: Saturday, October 20th
Where: Loveland Aleworks
9. Painting with Studio Vino at desk chair Workspace
Paint the colors of fall at desk chair Workspace! Admission includes one drink of your choice and shared appetizers. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or over. Register here.
When: Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30PM
Where: desk chair Workspace
10. The Pumpkin Plunge
Decorating pumpkins is one of the most fun family activities during the fall. The Windsor Community Recreation Center is holding a Pumpkin Plunge on October 26th this year. Children from ages 2-12 can plunge into a swimming pool full of floating pumpkins and pick their favorite one to decorate. Music and a movie will play during pumpkin decorating. The event will take place from 6-8PM.
When: Friday, October 26th
Where: Windsor Community Recreation Center
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