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Pumpkin Festival faqs

What are the dates and times?
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 2015
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Is the festival ADA accessible?
Yes, Pumpkin Festival is ADA accessible. Please keep in mind that the terrain is rough and may be uneven in spots. Please bring heavy-duty strollers and or wheelchairs. Handicapped parking is available.

Are there strollers or wheelchairs available onsite?
We do not have strollers or wheelchairs onsite.

Where is the festival located and is there parking available?
Pumpkin Festival is located at the Gardens’ Chatfield Location: 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128. When parking for the festival, please note that the sheriff’s department will direct traffic either into the north or south gate. Both gates will give access to the festival. Parking is free!

What does the admission fee cover for Pumpkin Festival?
All attendees must pay admission to enter the festival. Your admission fee includes all amusement rides, entrance to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, live entertainment, face painting and much more.

Additional charges within the festival include pumpkins, food, purchases from craft vendors, barrel train rides and/or Corn Maze admission.

When you attend a special event at Denver Botanic Gardens, not only are you getting a unique experience, you’re also supporting one of Denver’s cultural landmarks. As a nonprofit, the Gardens relies on a variety of sources, including revenue from special events, to fund its operations. Think of your ticket purchase as both access to an event and a way to support the Gardens. Together, we can all help  the Gardens flourish.

What types of activities are available for my family?
We have activities for the whole family during the festival. Everyone can enjoy the FREE amusement rides, pony rides, face painting, monster hand building and more. Information booths will be on site during the festival, providing all event information.

Tell me more about the pumpkin patch and pumpkin daycare.
After visiting our 10-acre pumpkin patch, please feel free to drop off your pumpkins at our pumpkin daycare located near the exit of the pumpkin patch. Our volunteers will take good care of your pumpkins while you enjoy all the fun that this festival has to offer. Please remember to pick up your pumpkins before leaving the festival.

What type of food is available?
There will be many food vendors on site during Pumpkin Festival. Homemade root beer, roasted corn, sandwiches, chocolate covered fruit kebobs and much more.

What forms of payment will be accepted at Pumpkin Festival?
Cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) will be accepted at the entrance gates and at the pumpkin patch.

Please note that a majority of the food & craft vendors only take cash. There will be two ATMs on site.

Are pets allowed at Pumpkin Festival?
Pets are not permitted onsite. Service dogs/animals are permitted.

Are there volunteer opportunities available?
Yes! A variety of volunteer positions are available during the festival including: cashiers, pumpkin patch measurers, kids' activity area, pumpkin daycare and more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the volunteer office at 720-865-3565.