Top Picks in Loveland this Fall: From Pumpkins and Leaf Peeping to Hockey and Halloween
Lively events, breathtaking fall colors and delicious fall flavors await you in Loveland this fall. Here are our top picks for you to fall in Loveland.
Osborn Farms: Starting the first weekend of October, Osborn Farms is the place to be for gourds, pumpkins, hayrides and more. Pick the perfect pumpkin straight from this locally owned and operated farm and say hello to the pumpkin people decorating the area.
NoCo Mini Maker Faire, Oct. 8-9: Colorado makers, inventors and artisan crafters gather in Loveland to showcase their creativity and resourcefulness at Colorado’s largest Mini Maker Faire. Considered the Faire is the Greatest Show (and tell) on Earth— this family-friendly showcase of invention, interaction, creativity and resourcefulness brings together more than 200 makers sharing inventions, projects, hobbies and artisan crafts.
For Art Lovers
Pastels on 5th, Sept. 10: Pastels on 5th is a sidewalk chalk art festival that highlights one of Loveland’s most distinguishing features—it’s internationally renowned arts community. As an added bonus, the event proceeds go to support Alternatives to Violence.
Art Studio Tour, Weekends Oct. 8-15: Loveland’s Art Studio Tour provides a venue for Loveland-based artists to showcase their work together and showcase the city’s vibrant arts community.
Leaf Peeping at Benson Sculpture Garden: 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. While the garden is perfect for people of all ages, make a fall date out of it for a romantic way to spend a fall Colorado day.
Great Grownup Getaway at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Sept. 18-23: 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.
For Beer & Spirit Lovers
Loveland Oktoberfest Sept. 16-17: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland’s award-winning German-style brewery, is hosting the Loveland Oktoberfest, which will feature a Bier Garden with beer from all of Loveland’s craft breweries, German food, games, contests and live music from Neue Polka, Dave Beagle and Hazmat.
Sparks & Spirits Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m.: Sparks & Spirits is a festival of craft distilleries and makers that shine after dark. Join crafters and makers from across the state for a craft distillery tasting featuring makers that create with light, sound, and fire. 21+ required for entry.
Fall Seasonals: Whether you are a fall beer traditionalist seeking a delicious pumpkin beer or looking for new fall flavors, Loveland’s craft breweries have some exceptional offerings this fall. Farmer’s Daughter (Grimm Brothers Brewhouse), Crowdsource Ale, a community-powered beer (Loveland Aleworks) and Russian Imperial Stout (Big Thompson Brewery) are a few recommendations.
For Halloween Lovers
Creepy Walk in the Woods, Weekends Oct. 14-29, 7-11 p.m.: Creepy Walk in the Woods is not your average haunted house and it’s not another corn maze. The event takes attendees to Savage Woods, home of the most vile, hideous creatures our world has ever seen. It’s a terrifying, unguided exploration deep into the Woods to experience the immoral degenerates, native only to the area. Some will live to tell the tale, some will never be seen again, some will be forever changed. 29-30 from noon – 4 p.m. is Kids Walk in the Woods, featuring a magical fairy tale experience.
Downtown Zombie Crawl, Oct. 22: It that time of year when the zombies inhabit the streets of downtown Loveland. Gather friends and get dressed up in the finest zombie attire. The event begins at Loveland Aleworks and goes throughout Downtown Loveland at participating locations. Discounts and drink specials are available at each stop.
Halloween Hullaballoo Oct. 29, noon – 4 p.m.: This spooktacular festival filled with FREE activities for all ages captures the Halloween spirit while celebrating fall’s bountiful harvest. Free interactive activities, crafts, pumpkin bowling, a not-so-spooky hay maze, trunk-n-treat, a costume contest and plenty of treats will transform Fall River Drive into an autumn delight and create a day of memorable family fun.
Halloween Family Fun Festival Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! The Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating the Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival, while downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Join us in Peters Park next to the Museum for this fun-filled community event with vendor booths, food, activities for kids, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest.
For Sports Fans
Phantom 5K, Oct. 30: Runners, dogs and costumes come together at the Embassy Suites Loveland for the 7th Annual Phantom 5K. Who knew a Halloween run could be so much fun? With a full 5K, a kids’ fun run, pooches, costumes and more this Halloween celebration brings people of all ages together to benefit local animal rescue organizations.
Goodguys 19th Colorado Nationals, Sept. 9-11: Cool people, cool cars and good guys are all at the Ranch in Loveland this fall. Kick-off the fall hot roddin’ season and head to the Rockies for some mile-high automotive entertainment. This high altitude weekend of fun features a giant show & shine with over 2,000 1972 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display, vendor exhibits, Goodguys “Nitro Thunderfest” Vintage Dragster Exhibition, a big swap meet & cars 4 sale corral, the Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, live music, a model car show, a free kids zone featuring the Revell Model Make n’ Take and so much more!
Colorado Eagles Home Opener, Oct. 15: The Colorado Eagles hockey team, now affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, bring high-flying action to the heart of northern Colorado. Don’t miss the Eagles in action this season.
Learn more and plan your trip online at https://www.visitlovelandco.org/plan-your-trip/seasonal-features/fall_in_loveland/.