9 actions in Denver and Colorado this weekend: October 16-18

Scarecrows, the flannel festival, corn mazes, and finding the brightest fall leaves are Colorado-style fun for this October weekend.

COLORADO, USA – Fall is here and this weekend’s seasonal temperatures provide the perfect excuse to go outside and enjoy Colorado’s fall colors and annual events honoring scarecrows, weddings, and flannel.

Remember, when you set out, always wear a mask and keep social distance from other groups.

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DENVER – Dairy Block and Denver Milk Market are holding their 3rd Annual Fall Flannel Festival on Sunday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community event takes place on Dairy Block Alley in LoDo and features live music, balloon artists, urban pumpkin patch, kits for kids to decorate their own pumpkin, touchless photo booth and scarecrow art installations. The event is free, but prior registration is required at dieterblock.com/events.

Great American beer festival

COLORADO – The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) celebrates its 39th anniversary amid a global pandemic. The 2020 event turns into a comprehensive online event this weekend. The GABF was originally scheduled to take place in September at the Colorado Convention Center, but will now take place online on Friday October 16 and Saturday October 17. Pass holders have access to online content including tips and tricks for improving beer knowledge and enjoyment, lager lore and stories from craft beer luminaries, profiles of breweries and individuals transforming their communities through beer and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings. Tickets are available at greatamericanbeerfestival.com.

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GEORGETOWN – Scarecrows soar in Georgetown. The city is hosting a scarecrow contest along 6th Street on Saturday, October 17th. The winners will be announced at 2 p.m. in Library Park on 6th Street and Rose Street. Take a stroll in the pedestrian mall, enjoy the unique shops, visit the historic museums, dine in a restaurant and enjoy the scarecrows from Brownell to Griffith Street.

LOVELAND – Head to Loveland and hunt for 33 artistic scarecrows scattered across town in the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt. Carefully crafted scarecrows have been placed all over Loveland from downtown to Centerra and everywhere in between. You can access an interactive map online or pick up a printed map at the Loveland Visitors Center or downtown Loveland to start your hunt. The hunt is open until October 31st. You can also enter to win prizes by sharing your scarecrow photos with #LovelandScarecrow or by submitting an online form. Happy hunting!

LITTLETON – Zuma’s Rescue Ranch is holding their 15th Annual Rock the Ranch fundraiser on Saturday, October 17th at 5pm. Cover artist Chris Dismuke will sing rock and roll classics and there will be food, beer and cider for sale. Bring your garden chair and blankets to enjoy dinner and a great show at the ranch at 7745 N. Moore Road in Littleton. Tickets to the event are $ 20 and can be purchased in advance at ZumasRescueRanch.com or at the entrance on the day of the show. All proceeds from the event will go to Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, a horse sanctuary that is home to 50 therapy animals.

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COLORADO – For the past 30 years the Phamaly Theater Company has been home to theater performers with disabilities, but the pandemic has made this year difficult for nonprofits. The company’s annual fundraiser, Phamaly’s Big Night, takes place virtually on Sunday, October 18. The webathon is free and can be viewed from anywhere, but Phamaly hopes people will donate.

The theater expects to lose at least $ 284,000 in sales, or nearly a third of forecast annual sales, due to COVID-19. To see RSVP at this link. If you would like to donate to help Phamaly offset its COVID-19 losses and continue its mission, you can do so here or text ‘BIGNIGHT2020’ to 44321 on Sunday evening.

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AURORA – Colorado’s biggest wedding show returns this weekend at the Gaylord Rockies Resort. Schedule the wedding of your dreams from 11am to 4pm on Sunday October 18th. There are local wedding vendors, sweepstakes, discounts for shows, and more. Safety procedures include mask requirements for all attendees, booths and people are kept two meters apart, aisles are unidirectional, and hand sanitizer is provided.

Rock ‘n’ Roll VR Denver

DENVER – In the absence of in-person Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events due to COVID-19, there will be a virtual 5K, 10K and half marathon this weekend. Participants can attend any of the Rock and Roll VR Denver events and share their results from Friday October 16 through Sunday October 18. Rock’n’Roll VR Denver offers rock’n’rollers the opportunity to run virtually on the streets of Mile High City. Runners or walkers can share their runs and connect with other participants around the world using #RnRVRDenver. Registration is free of charge at runrocknrollvr.com.

BOULDER & BAILEY – There are so many good reasons to attend a 9Health Fair this weekend. They can learn more about you, get free and affordable checkups, talk to multiple health professionals, and get a flu shot. Appointments are required. Isn’t it time you made your health a priority? We hope to see you there. Find a trade fair near you at 9HealthFair.org.

COLORADO – October Gold and Orange in the Colorado Highlands are like Old Faithful: they never fail and never disappoint. The last week of September is the traditional peak of fall colors in the central mountains, and Boreas, Kenosha, Guanella Passes, and the Peak-to-Peak Highway show pockets of real size. Here’s what you need to know to be able to look at leaves this weekend in Colorado.

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Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

LITTLETON – If you’re looking for a festive fall tradition, consider the Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms. The seven-acre maze is perfect for adults while the little ones can explore the corn mini maze. The Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms is open at various times through Saturday., Oct. 31. Tickets must be purchased online at BotanicGardens.org. Masks are required and H.Permitted masks and costumes are not allowed.

THE SPACE – – Autumn has arrived in Colorado’s Fritzler Farm Park. The park features more than 15 attractions, in addition to its famous corn maze. Find fun with pedal go-karts, a pUmpkin patch, sunflowers, a mountain slide and barrel train, pumpkin cannon, corn spinner, beer garden, antique farm equipment, photo ops and much more. The farm is open on weekends until Halloween. Tickets can be bought at FritzlerFarmPark.com.

DENVER – Halloween is not canceled at the Denver Zoo. The annual Boo at the Zoo: Storybook Safari is open until October 31st. The zoo’s 80-acre campus, most of which is outdoors, comes to life with costumed characters, adorable animal experiences, and festive seasonal dining for a king or queen. For tickets, visit DenverZoo.org.

COLORADO – The first haunted houses of the fall season opened in Colorado. HellScream Haunted House and Haunted Mines Haunted House are located in Colorado Springs. The 13th Floor Haunted House and Frightmare Compound are two popular favorites in Denver. The spooky attractions have made numerous changes this year to help keep customers and employees safe, starting with mask requirements, reduced capacity, and disinfection stations.

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