Fall in Loveland is the perfect time for a getaway. Named among the best places to see fall foliage by USA Today, Loveland offers sculpture, shopping, dining, and much more – all with the colorful Rocky Mountains as the back-drop.
Pumpkin Patch Picking
Osborn Farms is the oldest, continually family-owned farm in the state of Colorado. This quaint farm offers majestic Rocky Mountain views and, of course, pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors. Don’t miss their opening weekend celebration Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 with gourds, pumpkins, hayrides, vendors and more. Attendance is free. Pick the perfect pumpkin straight from this locally owned and operated farm and say hello to the pumpkin people decorating the area.
Top Leaf Peeping Spots
Loveland’s abundant natural beauty mixed with its large public art collection make Ffall a beautiful time to be inspired. Colorado is known for its breathtaking fall views, but only in Loveland can you experience the majestic red, orange and gold leaves dancing among the bronze sculptures within Benson Sculpture Garden, around Foote Lagoon Amphitheater, at Chapungu Sculpture Park or in various areas around town.
Dude Ranch Days
Great Grownup Getaway at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, September 17-22: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch’s western lifestyle has a way of slowing you down and gearing you up for a relaxing and fun-filled getaway at the ranch. This six-night fall getaway brings serenity at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and includes horseback riding, locally-sourced, wholesome ranch-style meals, overnight trap shooting and more. Is overnight trap shooting right, or is it an overnight stay and trap shooting?
Spooky Halloween Fun
October 21: 0.5K Zombie Doughnut and Beer Crawl: Save the Ddate for October 21 as we bring together zombies, fitness and doughnuts. For those who aren’t the most athletic, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is offering a fun run/crawl that includes a doughnut and a beer as long as the hoard of zombies doesn’t get you first.
Family Trick or Treat Events: Both downtown Loveland and The Marketplace at Centerra will host family Halloween events with Trick-or-Treat options Saturday, Oct. 28.
Hollowfun Film Series: From Oct. 24 – 31 head to the Rialto Theater Center for the Hollowfun Film Series to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family and more.
Hockey Season Begins
The Colorado Eagles earned the Kelly Cup through the ECHL last season and have since become the Colorado Avalanche’s primary AHL affiliate. Award-winning hockey begins Oct. 13 at the Budweiser Events Center. Don’t miss the banner raising on opening night and the ring ceremony Oct. 20.
Try Something New
Sweetheart City Winery Now Open: Sweetheart City Winery has opened in West Loveland. With an indoor tasting room, event space and outdoor patio seating with views of the Big Thompson River, the winery is a beautiful place to try this fall. While they have started their own vineyard in Loveland, they currently use grapes sourced through partnerships with small-lot vineyards and wineries in both California and Colorado.
Dark Heart Coffee Bar: Now open in downtown Loveland, Dark Heart Coffee bar adds an eclectic, artistic vibe to Loveland’s craft coffee scene. The coffee bar features award-winning specialty coffees, loose leaf teas, kombucha and cold brew on tap, bean to bar chocolates, and stunning pastries.