It’s October in our beautiful state and we are in the thick of fall. At the first hint of changing leaves and beanie-wearing temperatures, Coloradans begin their search for autumn adventures. Here are upcoming events you can visit this month in the Northern Colorado area. Plan a weekend around these festivals to celebrate in grand style, or just check out one for the day… and don’t forget to order that pumpkin latte for the car ride!
Poudre Pour in Windsor – October 15
This October 15, join the Poudre Heritage Alliance at the Windsor History Museum from 1-5 p.m. to learn about the heritage of Cache la Poudre River with live music, beer tastings and food trucks. Kids are also welcome as there will be storytelling, a vintage fire truck ride and interactive exhibits. Beer-tasting tickets are $45, 18+ general admission is $10 and children under 17 are free with a guardian.
Pumpkins on Parade in Fort Collins – October 20-23
From 6-9 p.m. on October 20 through October 23, visit the Pumpkins on Parade in Fort Collins to see hundreds of carved pumpkins at the Gardens on Spring Creek. This event also encourages costumes! Tickets are free for ages four and below, $5 for kids ages 5-11 and $12 for any age above.
Northern Colorado Home Show in Loveland – October 21-23
For a whole weekend, this October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Northern Colorado Home Show will be hosted at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. This show features vendors who specialize in all things outdoor living, in-home decor and even DIY items. This event will be fun and educational for any homeowner looking to add something new to their space in the fall.
Harvest Night Fun Run and Fall Festival in Loveland – October 29
Are you into running? Enter the two-mile run this October 29 from 2-5 p.m. at North Lake Park in Loveland. With a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere, participants can run (or walk) in the race followed by activities everyone can participate in like a festival featuring food trucks, live music and a costume contest!
Treatsylvania in Fort Collins – October 28-30
Each year, Treatsylvania hosts thousands of children and adults for their largest annual fundraiser at The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, Fort Collins. Join the festivities this October 28-30 for an adventure through a make-believe Halloween Town featuring over 40 different stores for children to gather their treats, go on hayrides, eat food and more! Tickets for entry to the event are just $7 for kids and free for adults from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. on Sunday.
With events and activities for all ages to enjoy this October, don’t miss out on all of the fun fall activities in these Northern Colorado towns.