Looking for the best things to do for Fall in the Roaring Fork Valley? You’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 7 local picks for autumn activities!
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze!
There’s nothing quite like traipsing about a pumpkin patch or a spooky journey through a corn maze to get you in the fall spirit! For the best local option, be sure to try out Studt’s Pumpkin Patch and New Castle Gardens Pumpkin Patch. Perfect for families with children!
Are you the kind of person who likes to take in a breathtaking landscape, or enjoy the beauty of the outside world? Leaf peeping is the perfect choice for you! Leaf Peeping, also known as ‘Momijigari’ (lit. “Red Leaf Hunting”) in Japan, is the practice of taking your friends and family and heading out into the wilderness to observe the leaves changing color! The third and fourth weeks of September are considered the perfect time, when the vibrant yellows blend beautifully with the dark greens of the conifers and the reddish hue of the soil and maples. Higher elevation trees change earlier, so be sure to check out our top 10 hiking spots for the best locations to try this out!
High School Fall Sports
It’s a fall tradition! Support your local high schools and show school spirit by going to a game! It’s Friday under the lights for football for most high schools. Volleyball and soccer round out the fall sports players. Check with the high schools for game times and locations! Come cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the crisp fall air! The youngsters, 8—13 play on Saturdays starting at 10 AM. Bring a blanket to sit on and an umbrella for the sun! In Glenwood, October 22, 2018.
Looking to gear up for the winter season without breaking the bank, all while having a great community experience and making new friends or ski buddies? Come explore the great deals at the Aspen Ski Swap on October 13th, 9:30am-1:00pm at the Aspen Middle School. Whether you’re looking to offload old gear or pick up the latest and greatest in slope-surfing accessories, the Ski Swap is the best place for miles around! See you on the slopes – do your snow dance and hope for lots of the white stuff!
Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest
Start by celebrating the Irish by enjoying authentic beers and wines, Celtic dancing and music. Then switch gears the next day and celebrate the Germanic heritage of the Roaring Fork. Polka, beer, face painting, and Bavarian pastries await. Break out your lederhosen and get ready to try the Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest in Carbondale on October 12 and 13th, 2018! This event is a blast for all ages, with plenty of delicious fare and activities to keep you entertained well into the night!
Does your secret family recipe impress your friends and guests with its deliciousness? Are you ready to reveal your talents to the wider community, and win glory? Do you think you have what it takes to become a Chili Champion? If so, Rifle’s 39th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Jalapeno Eating Contest on October 11th is the place for you! Come join in on a fantastic night of swapping and refining recipes, and eating the finest chili the valley has to offer. New this year, apple pie!
And Other Great Events!
Still looking for more fun fall activities. Check out the Carbondale Clay Center Throwdown Hoedown and Rally the Valley, both on September 22, 2018 And don’t miss the Western Adventure Weekend which takes place September 21st – 23rd in Rifle. Enjoy live music, a 5K adventure race and mountain biking.
We’re enjoying fall in the Roaring Fork Valley and are delighted to share some of our favorite activities and events with you. If you’d like to learn more about real estate in Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area, please contact us.