BOULDER COUNTY, CO — The coronavirus has upended and changed nearly every aspect of modern life in 2020 and those changes have also creeped into our favorite fall activities like going to the pumpkin patch.
Due to the pandemic, many of the pumpkin patches in Boulder County have to adjust their hours, activities and methods of operation for the fall.
That being said, you can still visit an area pumpkin patch provided you take all the necessary precautions and double check the hours and rules for nearby pumpkin patches, including whether you need to make a reservation.
Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches in Boulder County.
Address: 7355 Valmont Road, Boulder
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 15 to Oct. 31
Attractions: Hay rides, corn maze
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Pricing: Free admission
Cottonwood Farms Pumpkin Patch
Address: 10600 Isabelle Rd., Lafayette
Season opening/closing dates: Open every day from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31
Attractions: Corn and straw maze, wagon rides on weekends
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Pricing: $5 per person, kids under 5 and those over 65 get in free
7th Generation Farm
Address: 1536 Courtesy Road, Louisville
Season opening/closing dates: Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
Attractions: Hay Bale Maze, Big Bale Hay Mountain, farm animals, pumpkin painting, Tractor Hay Rides
Hours: Friday - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday through Thursday
Pricing: Free admission
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch
Address: 9059 Ute Hwy/CO 66
Season opening/closing dates: Oct. 3 to Oct. 31
Attractions: Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Hay Maze, Animal Train Car Ride, Cornstalk Tunnel, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Dragon Roller Coaster, Tumble Bubbles, Paint a Pumpkin
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pricing: Free admission; pay per activity
Rock Creek Farm - As of late September, this farm had not yet decided whether to open their pumpkin patch amid COVID-19 - check the farm's website for updates.
The Bee Hugger
Address: 12590 Ute Hwy, Longmont
Season opening/closing dates: Oct. 5 to Oct. 31
Attractions: Hayride, Haunted VW Bug Yard, sunflower field, animal feeding, miniature horse rides (approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Pricing: Free admission; some activities have a fee.
Website: The Bee Hugger Facebook page only
Note: Due to the pandemic, please double check the rules, regulations and hours for the pumpkin patch you plan on visiting.
If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.