Fall Festivals Near Castle Rock This Weekend!
It’s the perfect weekend to take the family to one of many fall festivals in the area—from Chatfield Farms’ Pumpkin Festival to the kid-centric Flat Acres Farm to Schweiger Ranch’s Fall Festival, you’ll enjoy hay rides, pumpkin pickin’ and corn mazes.
TODAY/TONIGHT, October 7
Kids ages 8-12 will enjoy hands-on learning about the science of art! This fun science activity will involve delving into plenty of art supplies in an effort to find out more about what makes art work. Be prepared to get messy!
Douglas County Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
ELKS AT THE CASTLE
Enjoy a lovely autumn afternoon out on the terrace of a castle where you can take in a panoramic view of the dazzling fall colors and learn all about the mating rituals of the magnificent elk. You might even hear some nearby elk bugling! Bring your own picnic dinner if you’d like—you can purchase beer, wine, and soft drinks on site. A tour of the castle will also be provided.
Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
GHOSTLY AND TRAGIC TALES
It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween, and Castle Rock’s got a tour for that! The Ghostly and Tragic Tales of Castle Rock is a walking tour of downtown Castle Rock featuring tales of ghostly and tragic events in Castle Rock’s history.
You’ll hear stories about the Cantril School, The Old Stone Church, The B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch and more. Donations are encouraged and reservations are required.
Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
Reserve: FREE (Donations encouraged)
Thursday-Saturday, October 7-9
Steve Treviño, bases his stand-up comedy show on the day-to-day joy of marriage, kids, and living life with your best friend. As one of the country’s hottest comics, Treviño’s comedy is infused with a “Tex-Mex” sensibility yet has a uniquely American voice that transcends ethnicity, making him universally relatable.
Treviño has made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed, and BET’s ComicView, among others. He also wrote on Mind of Mencia and produced and wrote on rapper Pit Bull’s La Esquina. His first Showtime comedy special, Grandpa Joe’s Son was in the Nielsen Top 20, and his second comedy special, Relatable, aired on Netflix.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, October 7-10
BURGER WEEK IN CASTLE ROCK
It’s every burger lover’s favorite time of the year—when restaurants in Castle Rock come up with their own unique burgers and compete for the title of Best Burger in town!
When you download your Burger Week Passport, you’ll get to try a variety of specialty burgers for only $10 each, including the Breakfast Burger, the Copacobana Burger, the Cuban Burger, and many more! Take the family out to dinner at one of the many participating downtown Castle Rock restaurants and vote for your favorite!
Downtown Castle Rock, Various restaurants
Tickets: $10 per burger
FLAT ACRES FARM CORN MAZE AND MORE!
This kid-centric fall festival features a giant hay bale maze, perfect for kids 10 and younger. There’s also a petting zoo, bounce houses, and duck races for the little ones.
And all members of the family will enjoy choosing the perfect carving pumpkin!
Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
NEW DRAMA ON STAGE
A dramatic living situation unfolds on stage in Guadalupe in the Guest Room, a compelling new play about overcoming grief. Guadalupe is a middle-aged woman living in her son-in-law’s guest room while she works to translate the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Struggling with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates are ultimately brought together.
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – $45
Friday, October 8
TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY
Get in a jazzy mood with a tribute to one of America’s favorite crooners, Billie Holiday. The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra and acclaimed vocalist Heidi Schmidt will perform many of Holiday’s best-loved hits, including Summertime and God Bless the Child, as well as tunes associated with her favorite sideman, tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Don’t miss this swingin’ evening!
The Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Friday-Saturday, October 8-9
ELKS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY
Take a hike in the Backcountry Wilderness Area with a naturalist who can point out flora and fauna you might have missed on your own. It’s prime elk-bugling season, so you’re likely to hear the musical mating call of the the majestic elk—and maybe even spot one if you’re lucky!
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, October 8-10
It’s the biggest and best Pumpkin Festival in the area! Your entry ticket gives you access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms, as well as children’s activities, craft and artisan booths, entertainment, live music, food vendors, and more. You must purchase a ticket online for a specific date and time. Discounted Corn Maze tickets can be added for an additional $8 per person.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entry Tickets (Advance Purchase Required): $7-$12
FALL HOME SHOW
October is not only the time for pumpkins and corn mazes but also home improvement! The Castle Rock Home Show features a wide variety of local and national vendors in home, outdoor living, decor, DIY, and more!
This is your chance to meet with venders about solar power, home automation, security, remodeling, and design—you can get multiple quotes on products and services all in one place and take advantage of exclusive show savings!
Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Fri., 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 9
KALEIDOSCOPES FOR KIDS
As part of the Lessons & Lemonade series, where Parker Artists Guild members lead art classes for children, this week’s class is Making Kaleidoscopes!
Kids in grades 4-8 will enjoy creating their own colorful work of art.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
Register: $5 suggested donation
The annual Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival is fun day for the entire family! You can pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for only $5 each or take a hay wagon ride!
There will also be booths for pumpkin decorating, story time, ranch tours, and live bluegrass music!
Schweiger Ranch, 10822 Havana St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Check out the whirlybirds on display! Kids and adults alike will be thrilled to get an up-close look at at these incredibly complex machines. Helicopters are an integral part of our daily lives in ways you might not even realize. Learn more about their role in our community and how these special machines fly!
Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SHADES OF BUBLÉ
Fans of Michael Bublé and his big-band standards will be swooning over this talented trio of vocalists that honors (but doesn’t imitate) the retro style that Bublé brings to his own concerts. Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé delivers favorite tunes like Feelin’ Good, Moondance, Come Fly With Me, Home, Everything, and Save the Last Dance for Me with exciting harmonies and smooth choreography.
The show combines swing standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 1950s and 60s, as well as Billboard chart-toppers from today with thrilling new three-part vocal arrangements.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $34
COMEDY ZONE IS BACK!
There’s nothing like an evening of stand-up comedy to raise your spirits! This laugh-out-loud evening of fun features two hilarious comedians with a variety of life experiences and stories between them.
Opener Jordan Scott Huggins is a TV writer from Raleigh, NC, and has been featured at a number of national comedy festivals. Headliner Sean Finnerty hails from Ireland and began pursuing stand-up comedy when he moved to the states. He’s made appearances at The Boston Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and Blue Whale Comedy Festival.
The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $24
Music, Classes and More Near Crystal Valley!
Enjoy life in Castle Rock within minutes from the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – where nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the low $400s.