Pumpkin Festival, Telluride Horror Show and more: 7 things to do in Colorado this weekend

Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 19:22:12-04

DENVER -- Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend.    

1. Denver Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival

What: If you’re still looking for that perfect pumpkin to carve before Halloween arrives, you can do so at Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms this weekend!

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road.

Admission: Between $4 to $8

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2. Breakfast Burrito Day in Denver

What: Denver’s Mayor Michael Hancock declared October 14 as Breakfast Burrito Day and some local restaurants will be offering freebies and deals to celebrate the special occasion.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Where: Various locations

Admission: Varies

More info: Check out the freebies and deals for Breakfast Burrito Day here

3. Free Day at the Denver Firefighter’s Museum

What: Learn about the history of the Denver Fire Department with galleries showcasing firefighting artifacts, technology used over the years by firefighters, and learn about firefighter training and much more.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 1326 Tremont Place, Denver

Admission: Free

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4. Arapahoe County Fall Festival

What: For over 100 years, 17 Mile House Farm Park has been hosting the Arapahoe County Fall Festival and this year won’t be any different. Enjoy the farmhouse, silo, milk-shed and red barn and two replica windmills.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 17 Mile House Farm Park, 8181 S. Parker Road in Centennial

Admission: Free

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5. 2017 Telluride Horror Show

What: The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival, is returning for its 8th straight year. Experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride’s historic theaters.

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Where: Telluride, Colorado

Admission: Varies

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6. UCHealth’s Health and Fitness Evre Day

What: UCHealth is hosting a unique health and fitness day designed by women for women – evr? (pronounced “every”). The all-encompassing health and fitness event will allow attendees to personalize their day, creating an itinerary of health and wellness experiences individualized to each woman.

When: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver

Admission: $25

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7. Coors Brewery Tours

What: Coors has been making beer in Golden, Colo., since the 1870s. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting the malting, brewing and packaging processes.

Where: Ford Street, Golden, CO

When: Weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Weekly on Sunday from noon – 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

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