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What’s the best way to celebrate fall? Come to Fort Collins of course! Northern Colorado has some extra special (and extra secret!) activities when autumn comes. Here’s a list of some of the best things to do in Fort Collins in the fall.

Bartels Pumpkin Farm

Where: 3424 E. Douglas Road, Fort Collins

Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday from September 16 – November 1 (weather-permitting). The Bartels Farm pumpkin patch offers free admission, parking and pumpkins starting at $1. While you’re there, take a ride on the hay tractor, check out the corn maze and pet the family goats!

Display of pumpkins

Tiny Tot Halloween Parade

Where: Old Town, Fort Collins

The annual Tiny Tot Halloween parade is held on October 31st at 10AM.  Children under seven years old and their parents/guardians are invited to join the Downtown merchants for a safe trick-or-treating experience in Downtown Fort Collins. Be sure to dress accordingly (costumes get more candy!), and stop by The Armstrong for some spooky treats!

Gummy bears

Harvest Farm Corn Maze

Where: 4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington

Pumpkins, corn pits, hay rides and more! The Harvest Farm Corn Maze is open yearly, Fridays & Saturdays, 10AM- 8PM and Sundays 12PM (noon) – 6PM. Harvest Farm also has many great attractions for kids, including their petting zoo, hay maze, evening campfire songs, and more!

Children walking through a corn maze


Where: Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Enjoy the season’s last outdoor concert in the Old Town Square! With over 10 hours of FREE live music, this fall festival is a perfect way to round out the music season. Tons of food and great seasonal beers and live jam sessions make this event one of our favorites!

Crowd of people at a music concert

Fall Harvest Brewfest

Where: The Lincoln Center – 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO

Craft beer, micro brews, food and fun await at the 10th Annual Fall Harvest Festival. The festival runs from 6PM-9PM on September 21st, and proceeds benefit the Animal House rescue. Brewfestivians will have receive a tasting glass and access to unlimited small pours from over 35 Colorado breweries and micro-distilleries.

Glasses of beer being clinked together

4th Annual Tour de Corgi

Where: Old Town Fort Collins

Come out and see some pampered pooches strut their stuff in Old Town! The Annual Tour de Corgi is a parade packed with costumed Corgis and their owners. This event also features a Corgi meetup, vendors, and a costume contest. The perfect way to ring in the fall!

Corgi dog in festive costume

Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest (Zombie Crawl)

Where: Old Town Fort Collins

Ever wonder what a real-life zombie invasion would be like? Now you can experience it all with the Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest – also known as the Zombie Crawl! Gather your friends for a night of spook-tacular fun, with over 50+ zombie-inspired specials at specific locations!

Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest poster

There’s a lot more to see and do in Fort Collins, and we’d love to help you make your next visit the best it can be. Come experience an authentic stay with us – call 970-484-3883 for more information about the area or to book a room. Visit our recently upgraded rooms and suites via our Rooms page, or book a room for your stay today!