October 7, 2011

Fall In Love With Fall Festivals... Week 2!!

Last week i brought you all the happenings with Fall Festivals in the Mile High... I know you all didn't go.. so here's this week's list of Fall Festivites!! 

1. DeVry University - FREE Community Fall Festivalon Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. FREE beef brisket and pulled pork until it runs out. FREE activities include bounce houses, kids arts and crafts, adult pumpkin carries and trike races, a s’mores roasting pit and more. 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster, 303-280-7565.

2. Denver Handmade Homemade Market - Saturday, October 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Spaces. Dozens of vendors will be selling everything from homemade baked goods and liqueurs to jewelry, woven blankets and homemade soap. This is a true locals event and admission is unusually priced: they ask that instead of a fee, you bring something you value – a craft, baked good, an IOU, a service, a stuffed animal, anything you value that others will be able to take home. Or you can pony up $2 to $5. In any case, no one will be turned away. 1368 26th St. (between Larimer & Walnut).

3. BooTown is Colorado’s first and largest bi-level 3-D maze full of colorful and festive enchantment at Heritage Square through October. On top of the adventure-filled 3-D Maze, take a walk through the huge pumpkin patch or pumpkin painting area. Starting Saturday, October 8, BooTown is open weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or stop by any weekday or weekend evening after 7 p.m. for the Glowing 3-D Maze Craze. Cost is $8 per person, but parents get in FREE with children under 3. Admission includes your own set of 3D glasses and plenty of Halloween excitement. In addition, paint-your-own-pumpkins cost $4 per pumpkin with paint and pumpkin included.18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden, 303-727-8437. 

4. Berry Patch Farms - Country Harvest Festival the next three Saturdays – October 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include hayrides, a straw maze, kids crafts, pumpkin bowling (we love that one), mural coloring and more. Admission is $6 per person with kids 2 and younger admitted for FREE. You can also buy four tickets for $20. Pumpkins start at $3 each. 13785 Potomac St., Brighton, 303-659-5050.

5. Arvada's Annual Festival of Scarecrows on Saturday, October 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Arvada Olde Town Square. Activities include hayrides on a horse-drawn wagon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at 12:30 p.m.  Expect the usual food booths, face painting, animal balloons and games. Plus, everyone can vote for his favorite scarecrows and buy pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks. W. 57th Ave. & Olde Wadsworth, 303-420-6100.

6. Punkin Chunkin is a sport of sorts that involves using large slingshots, catapults, centrifuges, and pneumatic air cannons to hurl pumpkins as far as possible.  You can watchPunkin Chunkin Colorado in person on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes a day of chunkin’, a pumpkin patch, carving, food vendors, live music and children’s activities. Admission is FREE, but there is a $5 parking fee. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 Quincy Ave., Aurora.

*signing off with chillier than usual X's & O's* 

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