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Rock Creek Farm is so much more than a pumpkin patch — it’s a real, working farm offering a cornucopia of autumn fun. When you and your family visit on a cool October afternoon or evening, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled into a simpler time and place. Venture into 100 acres of pumpkins waiting to be snipped from the vine; laugh as you explore nine miles of fun and challenging corn mazes in three separate patterns.  For the little ones we’ve got a hay-bale maze along with goats, sheep, pigs. cows and other farm animals to say hello to.  And if all that exploring has whetted your appetite, don’t leave without trying our famous pumpkin bread. Rock Creek Farm — where all your autumn dreams come to life.

The History of Rock Creek Farm

Plains Indians, including Cheyenne and Arapaho, lived in this area prior to the discovery of gold in Boulder County. The women of these tribes were recognized for their quilling or beading. Mothers used extravagantly ornamented cradleboards to transport their babies. She carried her child in its cradle on her back with a buckskin band across her chest and upper arms. On longer trips, the baby in its cradle might have been put into a willow basket attached to a crude vehicle, called a travois, drawn by a dog or horse.

In the late-1850s, miners who came to Boulder County and did not strike it rich, turned to other trades such as farming. Agricultural opportunities in eastern Boulder County gave way to settlements such as Longmont, Valmont, Lafayette, and Pella. Mary Miller was affectionately known as the "Mother of Lafayette." In 1863, she and her husband came west, bringing the first threshing machine to the Colorado Territory. They ran a large road house and stage station for the Overland Mail Stage Route from 1864 to the 1870s on what is now county open space. Stage traffic at the Rock Creek Station dropped to almost nothing but local trips because of competition from the Denver Pacific and Kansas Pacific railroads. The Millers then ran a successful cattle ranch in the area and meat market in Boulder. Mary Miller founded the town of Lafayette in 1888 and named it for her husband who died of heat stroke in 1878.

Boulder County purchased a portion of the Rock Creek Valley for agricultural preservation in 1980. Since that time, open space has provided a large buffer between the growing communities in southeastern Boulder County. It was the first acquisition which the then open space director, Carolyn Holmberg, promoted in 1979. After her death in the fall of 1998, Rock Creek Farm was rededicated to include her name in 2000.

We are open 9AM - 6PM Daily*
Saturday, September 25 - Opening Day
Sunday, October 31 - Halloween Day
Sunday, October 31 - Closing Day

*Occasionally heavy rain or snow may cause us to close the farm unexpectedly All status reports will be posted on our voicemail for our main line and listed on our website

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Directions from the South - Broomfield/US-36:
1. Take US-36 to the Broomfield exit
2. Head NORTH on US-287/Wadsworth Blvd.
3. Turn LEFT at the light at railroad tracks,
(Note: This is the light after Miramonte Blvd)

Directions from the North - Lafayette/US-287:
1. From Lafayette, head SOUTH on US-287.
2. Turn RIGHT at the light at the railroad tracks,
(Note: This is the light after Dillon Road)

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Farm Admission
General Admission per person ages 4 and up*
* - Children 3 and under are FREE
U-Pick Field Pumpkins
$7.00 each (any quantity)
Jack-be-little pumpkins
$1.00 each
Wee-be-little pumpkins
$1.00 each
Pie Pumpkins
Specialty Pumpkins
Decoration Prices
Small Gourds
$1.00 each
Small Indian Corn Bunch
1 Corn Stalk Bundle
1 Straw Bale

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What ages are appropriate for the corn maze(s)?

Corn Mazes are suitable for all ages as long as parents accompany small kids. Since there are at least 3 mazes of different lengths every year you can start with the small one and work your way up to the bigger ones if you are up to it.

Is Rock Creek Farm is a good place to take pictures?

Yes, it is a beautiful and picturesque farm and there are several photo op sites set up.

What type of animals are on the farm?

There are a wide variety of animals on the farm. Pigs, chickens, cows, goats and more

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80% of the pumpkin supply in the US is available during the month of October.
We are located at
2005 South 112th Street
Broomfield, CO 80020
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