I received free tickets to Anderson Farms in exchange for this post as a member of US Family Guide . All opinions expressed herein are my own.
The Fall Festival at Anderson Farms is must this year for any family in Colorado. I took my family in hopes of doing some fun fall activities. We were not let down. We could have spent all day at Anderson Farms. There is so much to do!
They are known for their giant corn maze, and it was one of my favorite things to do at Anderson Farms. When we got our tickets, we were given a map of the maze which clearly outlines the paths, checkpoints, and how many miles each section is. There are four sections, and each meet at the entrance, so you can do one or all, depending how much time you want to spend in the maze. The average person spends 2 hours in the maze!
After the corn maze we were pretty hungry so we decided to stop for lunch. There is an indoor concessions, very much like a cafeteria, with many food options. We noticed there was also a food stand outdoors called Nana’s Famous BBQ & Grill and had what I like to call “fair food.” I couldn’t resist. We shared BBQ chicken on a stick and steak on a stick. They were so delicious. And of course we had to finish with a funnel cake!
There are many other attractions at Anderson Farms, including Pumpkin Launching, Mine Cars, Barrel Train, Farm Animals, Kiddie Korral, Pedal Karts, Gem Mining, Private Campfires, Hay Bale Maze and the World’s Largest Cornucopia. The Pumpkin Launching was fantastic! It was really cool seeing the cannons and trebuchets shoot the pumpkins, and they go so far!
Next, we jumped in the wagon to take a trip to the pumpkin patch. This was by far the best pumpkin patch I have ever seen. Every pumpkin was still on the vine so you had the fun of really picking your own pumpkin. And they had all kinds! Orange, white, green, round, oval, smooth, and bumpy. They even had squash. I managed to find the perfect “Cinderella” pumpkin.
We went into the gift shop to look around before leaving. There were so many homemade butters, jams, salsas, pie fillings, etc. that I had to get some! I can’t wait to try them. I also purchased a loaf pumpkin bread. It was so good that I ate it all by myself. On the way out of Anderson Farms, I noticed they were making and selling fresh kettle corn. Of course, I bought a bag and it was the most delicious kettle corn ever!
I am sure we will return to Anderson Farms every year. There are activities for children and adults of all ages, everything is well organized and marked clearly, it is easy to navigate, and it is very beautiful. Even the trash cans are made out of old barrels that look really cool. I give Anderson Farms an A+!
Anderson Farms Fall Festival runs until November 1. Anderson Farms is located at 6728 County Road 3 1/4 Erie, CO 80516. Their telephone number is (303) 828-5210.