The annual transformation of The Brush Creek Pavilion into the Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch provides the perfect opportunity to get your fix of fall festivities before the glorious golden leaves are gone and the only thing falling in the Vail Valley is more snow.
When: Saturday, October 12
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Brush Creek Park in Eagle Ranch
Visit the Pumpkin Patch!
The Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch is one of the most anticipated fall events in the Vail Valley. Activities include a silent auction, live music and, of course, plenty of pumpkins. Children’s activities include pumpkin carving, face painting, pony rides, bouncy castles and games with festive fall themes. Pick your way through the pumpkin obstacle course, explore the haunted barn or simply enjoy a cup of hot apple cider while you peruse the grounds for your perfect pumpkin.
What to Bring
An Extra Layer: Wearing an extra, easily-removable layer or two is always good advice if you’re planning to be outdoors. The weather changes abruptly in the Vail Valley, and even a day that looks bright and sunny can quickly cloud up and become cold. On the other hand, odds are good you’ll be sweating in the open sun if you’re simply wearing a winter coat.
A Blanket: Whenever you’re going to a park, a blanket is useful as a place to sit or to cover up the kids after they have spent too long jumping in the bouncy castle. Of course, you’ll probably be leaving the pumpkin patch with a pumpkin as well, and you can use your blanket to keep it from rolling around on the trip home.
Cash: Admission is free, but many of the individual activities are fundraisers. You’re probably going to want to a pumpkin and some fall treats as well, and very few vendors are set up to accept credit cards.
(Image courtesy of http://www.townofeagle.org/.)