Things to do for Fall in Colorado Springs 2018

Things to do for Fall in Colorado Springs

Ask a handful of Coloradans what their favorite season is, and you may be overwhelmed with fall lovers. Fall is truly a special time of year in the Pikes Peak region with the weather cooling, and the leaves turning, there is still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the weekend before the winter sets in. Here is the Springs Homes list of Things to do for Fall in the Colorado Springs area. Hurry, fall doesn’t last very long, so pack in as much as you can in the remaining weekends.


Attend a Craft Fair

Aspens on the Avenue in Old Colorado City

Aspens on the Avenue is an annual fall art fair featuring a variety of artists including painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, wood-turners, and more with live demonstrations along West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets. Hosted by OCC Arts Committee.

Location: Old Colorado City, 2324 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Date/Time: Saturday September 22, 10 AM – 4 PM

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


High Prairie Library Harvest Festival

The High Prairie Library in Peyton hosts this fun festival with arts, crafts, games, contest and much more.

Location: High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Rd, PeytonCO 80831
Date/Time: October 6th from 10 AM-3 PM.

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Sugar Plum Food and Gift Mart

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are making a stop in Colorado Springs at the Sugar Plum Food and Gift Mart. See them with your Christmas list and stay for art, crafts, jewelry, boutique clothing, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more!

Location: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. (off Academy) Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Date/Time: October 20-21, 2018, 10-6, 11-4

Cost: $6, Youth 16 & under free!

More Info: Official Website


Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Kick Off to Fall Family Festival

Join the 2nd Annual Fall Family Festival Kick Off Event. Hay rides, live music, food, vendors and more!

Location: Long Neck Pumpkin Farm, 595 California Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Date/Time: Saturday September 22, 10 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $12-$15

More Info: Official Website


Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Fest

Get ready for the contest of Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers to compete for The Biggest Pumpkin in Southern Colorado title. There will be a pumpkin patch where kiddos can pick out a pumpkin for a small fee, face painters and balloon artists.

Location: Old Colorado City, 2324 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Date/Time: Saturday October 20, 10-3

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms

Come to Chatfield Farms for some fun fall activity. Family and children’s activities, local craft and artisan booths, food trucks and food vendors, beer and wine vendors, entertainment and live music. Don’t forget to bring a wagon to transport your special pumpkin!

Location: Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

Date/Time: October 12-14, 9 AM-5 PM daily

Cost: Non-Members: $10 Adult, $9 Student, Seniors, Military, $8 Members or Child (3-12), $6 Member Child, Under 2 are free.  Advance tickets are available at a discount online. Discounted Corn Maze tickets can be purchased for $8. Pumpkins are an additional cost.

More Info: Official Website


Wolf Ranch Fall Festival

The 2nd Annual Wolf Ranch Fall Festival is a free event for the public to attend, offering guests live entertainment from Flying W Wranglers, SofaKillers Band & Inspector Magic show. Additionally, there will be a Kids Zone with free family-friendly activities, a Beer Garden (donation based), Food Truck Alley, free pumpkin patch (first come, first served), and vendor Marketplace.

Location: Stonehaven Park, 5559 Leon Young Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Enjoy Fall Food and Beverages


Taste of OCC

The best restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wine bars team up for three hours of dining and imbibing in Bancroft Park. The proceeds from the ticket sales support ongoing improvements to Old Colorado City Foundation.

Location: Bancroft Park, 2408 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Date/Time: Sunday September 23, 12-4

Cost: $35 – $50

More Info: Official Website


Harvest Fest at the Holy Cross Abbey

Live music, fresh roasted chilies, multiple vendor booths, and loads of wine tasting will complete your day in Cañon City! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and soak in a lazy fall afternoon

Location: Cañon City, 3011 East Highway 50 Cañon City, CO 81212

Date/Time: September 29, 10-6, Sunday September 30, 10-5

Cost: Free admission. Wine tasting tickets available for purchase.

More Info: Official Website


Morrison Cider Fest

Take a drive up north and watch apples being pressed into cider. Bring your own apples and go home with cider! Music, car show and pony rides make this a fun family event.

Location: Morrison, 485 Summer St, Morrison, CO

Date/Time: September 29, 10-6

Cost: Free

More Info: Official Website


Haunted Brew Fest

This 21+ event will leave you speechless! With over 70 of the best breweries, wine distributers and distilleries around the region and a little scary Halloween vibe from some of the best local scare houses, this event is one not to miss. Costumes are encouraged!

Location: Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd # 3, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Date/Time: Saturday October 20th, two sessions; 1-4 and 5-8

Cost: $25-$45 depending on session and time of purchase

More Info: Official Website


Fall Races and Sport Activities


Colorado Springs Marathon

Penrose-St. Francis sponsors this community event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k. This family friendly race is a premiere endurance running event, attracting people from 26 different states.

Location: Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Saturday September 29

  • 7 AM- 1:30
  • 7 AM (Full & Half Marathon)
  • 7:05 (5K)
  • 10:45 (Kids K)

Cost: See Registration

More Info:  Website


YMCA S’mores Adventure Race

An amazing day whose proceeds help kids attend camp at Camp Shady Brook YMCA. Teams of 4 will race through challenges including orienteering/navigation, cross-country running/hiking, mountain biking, paddling and other challenges! There will be a large vendor area with interactive booths and a food truck fest.

Location: Camp Shady Brook, 8716 S Y Camp Rd, Deckers, CO 80135

Date/Time: Saturday September 29

  • Competitive Wave* (4 athletes): $75 per athlete
  • Non-Competitive Wave* (4 athletes): $50 per athlete
  • Family Wave (minimum of 3 athletes): $40 per athlete

Cost: See above

More Info:  Website


St Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Ending childhood cancer is a worthy journey. Form a team, invite your friends and be a fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude.

Location: America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Date/Time: Saturday October 6

  • Registration starts at 8:00AM
  • Ceremony starts at 8:30AM
  • 5k fun run/walk starts at 9:00AM

Cost: $10

More Info:  Website


XTerra Marathon of Trail Races

10th annual Marathon of Trail Races is being held at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This is a challenging race with well groomed trails that both start and finish at the Day Use Trailhead.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO  80926

Date/Time: Sunday October 7, 8:10 start for 5K

Cost: $35-$80 depending on race

More Info:  Website

Cheyenne Mountain Run

This half marathon race has 3,000 feet of elevation gain and a top elevation of just over 8,800 feet. Race to the top of Cheyenne Mountain and back down in this out and back course to the south peak of Cheyenne Mountain. A 3 mile option is also available.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO  80926

Date/Time: Saturday October 20, 10:15 am start

Cost: $25-$65 depending on race and registration

More Info:  Website

Waldo Waldo – The Finale!

If you have ever wanted to do this race, now is your chance. This final Waldo Waldo will be run as the 7th annual 5K fundraiser. Family-friendly event raises money for our local community. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome-walkers and strollers too! For more information please see the event website.

Location: Tejon street between Costilla and Cache La Poudra Street

Date/Time: Saturday October 20th, events starting at 7:30 AM

Cost: $35, day-of the event is $45, and includes a Waldo or Wenda kit that includes a shirt, hat and glasses.

More Info:  Website