Denver Fall Bucket List


It is our hope that you can go into this new Fall season with intention for whatever it is that you want to prioritize and enjoy. Please find below a list of Fall activities to enjoy in Denver, Colorado! Make and Drink Hot Apple Cider

The aroma and warmth of cinnamon combined with the tartness of apple, enjoy this beverage hot while going for a walk outside and breathing in the crispness of Fall.

Go Pumpkin Picking

Get dressed in your outdoor gear and pull up a with a little red wagon to a pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins for baking, carving and painting. The local farmers appreciate the business and also love seeing families spend quality time together doing this favorite Autumn activity.

Visit Berry Patch Farm

Go to Berry Patch Farm and pick raspberries, strawberries, currants, visit with farm animals and go on a tractor ride with one of the farmers. Children are encouraged to come because the farmers are committed to this generation learning first hand about an authentic farm experience.

Decorate for Fall

Put away the summer decorations and displays, and pull out the burlap, apples, pumpkins, and hints of cinnamon and spices to color your home with a seasonal ambiance.

Visit Chatfield Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival

The Pumpkin Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield is an incredible amount of fun. Enjoy pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn mazes, face painting, bounce houses, food vendors and fun for all while also collecting for your Fall season. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 2015 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

Bake Apple Pie

With the wide variety of apples available in September and October, spend an afternoon with your family being present in the moment and working together to make a delicious dessert.

Take a Fall Family Photo

Get ready for your Holiday photo cards by capturing a moment in time with the leaves changing, beautiful scenery and a warm color palette. Bonus points for printing it and framing it and getting off of the digital camera.

Pick Raspberries

Enjoy picking raspberries with your family and eat them fresh or make raspberry preserves after your day is complete.

Visit Flat Acres Pumpkin Patch

With pumpkin patches, a haunted maze, a corn maze and fresh local honey to purchase, this farm proves to offer an enjoyable Autumn affair to all ages.

Drive to Mountains to see Leaves Changing Color

Head west to enjoy one of the most treasured views in the United States. Travel to Breckenridge, Vail or a mountain town of your choice to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views speckled with hues of red, orange and yellow leaves changing color.

Pick A Charity to donate time or money for the Holidays

As the Holiday season will be approaching, research and pick out the charity or non profit that you will choose to donate your time or money too. Planning ahead will give you the freedom to feel great about your decision and look forward to it.

Prepare Soup for the Winter

While the farmer's markets will be finishing up their last couple weekends, purchase your fresh produce and prepare some comforting, homemade soups for the winter. You will thank yourself in January when you are enjoying a toasty bowl of homemade soup that all you had to do was heat up.

Carve a Pumpkin

This timeless tradition allows our fine motor skills to get a workout, while being able to enjoy the masterpiece for the whole season. Place a tea light candle in the pumpkin as October progresses to get in the spirit of Halloween.

Paint Pumpkins

The only other thing that could be more fun than carving pumpkins, is painting pumpkins! Use these pumpkins as decorations for your front porch or around your home to bring the season of Fall alive.

Attend or Host a Costume Party

Participate in one of the most fun rituals of the Fall, by attending or hosting a costume party with your friends! Bonus points for having it on Halloween, and concluding the season on October 31 with fun with family and friends in your most creative costumes.


Places of Interest mentioned:

Flat Acres Farm

11321 Dransfeldt Road

Parker, CO 80134


Berry Patch Farms

13785 Potomac Street

Brighton, Colorado 80601


Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road

Littleton, Colorado 80128