Northern Colorado Fall Events

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Leaves are changing color, the Football season has started and Halloween is right around the corner. You know what that means? We are nearing the official start of Autumn. In only a week and a half, Saturday, September 22nd marks the first day of Autumn.

It’s many people’s favorite time of year and we really can’t blame them. You get to wear those hoodies you’ve kept tucked away all Summer as the weather starts to cool down. You know what else people like about Autumn? The many events that will happen throughout the next few months.

Lets take a look at some of the events coming up this season.

Harvest Bazaar

When: September 15th

Where: Chilson Senior Center, Loveland

The Harvest Bazaar is a fundraiser for the Chilson Senior Advisory Committee. The event features hearty meals and a craft sale. For $5 in advance or $6 at the door, you can enjoy soup or chili, pie and drinks between 10:30am and 1:00pm. Coffee and pie are also available for purchase between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

After eating, why not browse the crafts! Tables will be filled with handmade holiday and vintage gifts.

The Chilson Senior Advisory Committee is also looking for donations of produce. If you have any produce you’d like to donate, they are accepting the donations beginning September 13.

Doors will open at 9:00am and the event concludes at 1:30pm. Call 970.962.2783 for more information.

Doggie Olympics

When: Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Where: City Park, Pavilion #7, Fort Collins, CO

Watch as a number of dogs compete and show off their best tricks! The event features four different competition levels which are competitive, junior handler, senior dog and fun/recreational. All levels start off with a tidbit catch and close with best trick and end time.

Events begin at 9:00am and conclude at 12:00pm. Registration has closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t go and watch! Two food trucks, Espresso People and My Big Fat Greek Gyros, will be at the event.

Now on it’s 23rd year, the Doggie Olympics is a fundraiser for the all volunteer nonprofit organization, Larimer Animal-People Partnership (LAPP). LAPP’s an umbrella organization that helps with animal therapy teams that are registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs or Pet Partners.

Proceeds from the Doggie Olympics will help LAPP promote the important human-animal bond in our community and will also go to the organizations animal therapy programs.

You can contact them for more information at [email protected] to learn more about pet therapy and how to volunteer with your pet.


When: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Where: Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO

Celebrate Fort Collins with the last outdoor music festival of 2018! The festival is free to the public, begins at 1:00pm and will conclude at 10:00pm.

The festival will feature live music from bands such as The Great Salmon Famine, Taylor Scott Band, The Patti Fiasco and more! Enjoy the entertainment with seasonal brews from Odell, Sam Adams, and Bell’s. Want to try all of them? Go for it with the Fortoberfest Taster Tray!

Food will be provided Gunter’s Bavarian Grill and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Not your kind of food? No need to worry! Downtown Fort Collins is filled with plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Tour de Corgi

When: September 29th, 2018

Where: Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, CO

We’ve already had the Tour de Fat this year, now get ready for the Tour de Corgi! The Corgi version of Tour de Fat, watch one of the best parades you will ever see. Hundreds of dressed up Corgis will make there through Downtown Fort Collins in this annual event.

The event starts 10:00am at Civic Center Park with the Corgi meet-up and a number of vendors before the costume contest begins at 10:30am. The parade will begin at 12:00pm as all corgis make there way out of Civic Center Park through the route. This is a parade you do not want to miss!

All proceeds from the event will go to 4 Paws Pet Pantry and Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue.

Elk Fest

When: September 29th – 30th, 2018

Where: Bond Park, Estes Park, CO

Celebrating the annual elk rut, Estes Park puts together Elk Fest every year in Bond Park, Estes Park. The festival is free to the public, informational on the elk and includes seminars, exhibits, elk-themed activities and more.

Inspired by the elk, vendors will have artwork on display, handmade jewelry and there will also be distinctive elk cuisine. Enjoy the sound of live rock, country and bluegrass music while you learn more about the elk.

Tiny Tot Halloween 

When: Wednesday, October 31st

Where: Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO

An annual event, Tiny Tot Halloween is a safe and fun trick or treating experience for the little ones. Parents/guardians with kids that are seven and younger are invited to the event taking place in Old Town Square. Dress up the kids in their best Halloween costumes and they can have fun going table to table grabbing candy.

The event is free to the public, begins at 10:00am and concludes at 1:30pm.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

When: November 2nd, 2018

Where: Downtown Fort Collins

We’re closing in on that time of year again! The Holiday Lighting Ceremony that lights up Old Town Fort Collins for four months will take place November 2nd between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Thousands of holidays lights will stretch seven blocks through historic alleyways, treetops and storefront. The holiday lights will stay up until February 14th and will make your experience in Old Town even better!

Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

Beginning Saturday, September 29th, the Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze will be open again to the public! They will be open to the public 10:00am – 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 12:00pm – 6:00pm on Sundays.

Harvest Farm has a number of activities set for this year including Goat Yoga and a Denver Broncos Weekend. Festival attracting include their corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo, an obstacle course and a lot more!

General admission is $15 for adults (13+), $13 for children (4-12), $10 for seniors (60+) and free to children 3 and under. If you’re going with a large group (15+ people), make your reservation and register your group at $8/person.

Make sure to go while you can. Harvest Farm will close Sunday, October 28th.