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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 six 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 24 - Opening Day
Monday, October 31 - Halloween Day
Monday, 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 Broom´Čüeld 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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Pumpkins
U-Pick Field Pumpkins
$8.00
2 Field Pumpkins
$15.00
3 Field Pumpkins
$20.00
4 Field Pumpkins
$25.00
5 Field Pumpkins (price each)
$6.00
Jack-be-little pumpkins
$1.00 each
Wee-be-little pumpkins
$1.00 each
Pie Pumpkins
$2.50
Specialty Pumpkins
$8.00
Rock Creek Deluxe Carving Saw
$1.00
Decoration Prices
Small Gourds
$1.00 each
Small Indian Corn Bunch
$4.00
1 Corn Stalk Bundle
$6.00
1 Straw Bale
$6.00

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Are there still pumpkins late in the season?

Of course you're always going to find the best pumpkins at the beginning of the season but with over 100 acres of pumpkins we usually have a good selection of pumpkins throughout the season.

How do I plan a visit to Rock Creek Farm for my school group?

Please call or email. Click here to Contact Us.

How do I cut the pumpkin off the vine? Will I be provided cutters?

You will be provided a plastic knive to cut them off the vine but you can normally just break the vine off above the stem with your hands.

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Colonists sliced off the pumpkin tops, removed the seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of the pumpkin pie.
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We are located at
2005 South 112th Street
Broomfield, CO 80020
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