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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; rub elbows with goats, free-ranging chickens, pigs and other farm animals; and take a hay ride to complete your experience. For the little ones we’ve got a hay-bale maze, a super-slide and more. And if all that exploring has whetted your appetite, don’t leave without trying our famous caramel apples and pumpkin treats. 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 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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Pumpkins
U-Pick Field Pumpkins
$6.00
2 Jack-be-little pumpkins
$1.00
2 Wee-be-little pumpkins
$1.00
Pie Pumpkins
$2.00
Specialty Pumpkins
$6.00
Rock Creek Deluxe Carving Saw
$1.00

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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.

Do you donate product?

No, not unless it is a special situation

Are there free activities?
Yes. Visitors must pay for products, Corn Maze entry and Hay Rides. Everything else is complimentary.

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H: 77°
L: 51°
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Pumpkins are native to North America and have been domestically grown here for over 5,000 years.