Annual Pumpkin Carnival Offers Family Fun in October

Longmont’s Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch offers fall family fun this October. Their annual Pumpkin Carnival celebrates the year-end harvest with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, rides, petting zoo and much more.

The carnival gives kids the chance to make their way through a hay maze or corn stalk tunnel, paint pumpkins, pet baby cows, goats, and llamas, ride on mini-airplanes or carousel cars, play in a bouncy castle, race through the inflatable obstacle course or ride a pony. Parking and admission are free, however each of the activities will cost between $1 and $5.

Pumpkin picking, rides and a petting zoo are among the attractions at the Pumpkin Carnival. Photo: Longmont 100

In addition to the carnival activities, there will be a Kids’ Corner selling Halloween tricks and treats. Food will be available to purchase and includes fall favorites like hand-dipped caramel apples, hot pretzels and corn dogs, and picnic lunches are welcome. The 2017 Pumpkin Carnival will be held every Saturday and Sunday in October from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Pumpkin Ranch’s Carnival is also open weekdays in October from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of the ranch for $8/child, which includes pumpkin painting, an inflated obstacle course, the hay maze and feeding the farm animals.

You can purchase cider, honey, canned goodies and more at the Ranch’s Farmstand.

The Pumpkin Ranch does business as Full Circle Organic Farms. Full Circle grows over 100 different varieties of vegetables – all USDA Certified Organic – which are available every Saturday at the Longmont Farmers Market and at the Pumpkin Ranch’s farmstand open in October Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Purchase in-season produce, roasted peppers, honey, juices and ciders, canned goodies, pumpkins, squash, butters and fall decorations.

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch is located in northwest Longmont along U.S. Highway 66 at 9059 Ute Highway. For more information, call (303) 684-0087 or visit rockymtnpumpkinranch.com.

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