Parker Fall Fest
The Town of Parker and Xfinity invites the community to usher in autumn during our second annual Parker Fall Fest, with activities planned from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.
To kick off the week, join us at O’Brien Park in downtown Parker from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 for an afternoon of autumn fun. The Colorado Avalanche will be on site with their “Game On” program, a free and fully mobile street hockey initiative. Participants who complete a waiver are eligible to receive a free Avalanche-branded street hockey stick and ball, while supplies last.
Additionally, Sam, the Xfinity Scarecrow will be leading fun games like three-legged and sack races and a “Golden Pumpkin” scavenger hunt. Guests can visit sponsor booths and interact with the Town at a selfie station, or just have some fun playing the various lawn games that will be located around the park.
While in Parker for Fall Fest, Sam will also hide 15 orange pumpkin signs around the community for a special “Prowl for Pumpkins” scavenger hunt presented by the Town and Xfinity. Pumpkins will be hidden along Parker trails, at parks, around downtown and at Town facilities and sponsor businesses between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. If you spot Sam or any of the hidden pumpkins, take a photo and share it on the Town’s Facebook page (@TownOfParkerCO) by Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. to be entered into a prize drawing. Community members are eligible to enter multiple times as long as they prowl for multiple pumpkins.
For more information on the Town of Parker’s Fall Fest, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/Events or call 303.805.3253.
2022 Fall and Winter Community Activities and Events Lineup
Parker Fall Fest – Sept. 24 to Oct. 1
Meet Sam the Scarecrow on Mainstreet and take part in a Prowl for Pumpkins scavenger hunt around Parker.
Porch Parade Series – Oct. and Dec.
Halloween and holiday editions of this home decorating contest will take place in October and December, respectively.
The holiday season begins with the lighting of O’Brien Park and Mainstreet.
Hometown Holiday Experience – Nov. 26 – Jan. 1
Celebrate the season in Downtown Parker. Kick-Off Weekend festivities and the North Pole Pass Experience take place Nov. 26 and 27, with weekend seasonal character appearances from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18. We are once again inviting our seasonal characters to come back the Saturdays and Sundays in December!
Zombie Crawl on Mainstreet October 29, 2022 2-6 p.m.
This is the first time for this event in Parker and is being sponsored by the Parker Downtown Business Alliance.
Last year not that many folks dressed up as Zombies so now it’s called the Pub Crawl but you are of course encouraged to go FULL Zombie!
Zombies & Friends are encouraged to dress up and walk up and down Mainstreet using the tunnel that goes underneath Parker Rd. There will be Music on Mainstreet and all the bars on the route will also have drink specials we encourage all Zombies & friends to stop in. The DBA is also having a scavenger hunt as part of the event during the evening. There will be missions to do along the way such as checking into businesses, taking selfies at certain spots, and answering trivia questions all pertained to Mainstreet from one end to the other.
Participants are encouraged to use the tunnel under Parker Road for the safety of Pedestrians and Vehicles.
A costume contest for the best individually dressed person & also for the best-dressed group.
The Patch in Elizabeth
Opening on September 17, 2022!
We’ve got pumpkins … and lots more! Celebrate the Fall Harvest season with a visit to our family farm — The Patch in Elizabeth, Colorado. Get lost in a 4-acre corn maze. Take an old-fashioned hayride or jump on the Bucking Bronco Train! We have about 20+ activities to keep you entertained, including a giant slide, apple cannons, and more! Did we mention our Farm Friends? Meet a barnyard full of friendly farm animals. Scroll down and find out more!
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Thursday – Friday 10am – 3pm
ONLINE Farm Admission $22
Grandparents $20 Military $20 (with ID)
Age 2 and under are free!
Extra Fee Weekend Fun
Apple Cannons: $5 per basket of 10.
Purchase 4 baskets and get one free.
Note: While we welcome your entire family, please leave your pets at home – thank you.
Online ticketing is required for 2022. Admission covers ALL attractions and activities, except Apple Cannons and Euro Bungy Colorado (weekends only). Note that pumpkins are extra! Prices vary depending on size and variety.
Pumpkins are priced per pound with select pumpkins (such as pie pumpkins) sold individually at a flat rate. (Details coming soon!)
Weekday availability is subject to special reservations. Visit the website at www.thepatchinelizabeth.com for more information
Fieldhouse Fright Night
Parker Recreation Celebrates Halloween with some Great Events at the Fieldhouse and the Parker Rec!
This Halloween Parker Recreation offers something for everyone, for the young to not-so-young!
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Calling all ghastly ghouls, spooky spirits and wicked witches for an evening of Halloween family fun at the Fieldhouse Fright Night! All ages are welcome.
Date: Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Drive
Ages: All ages
Cost: $12 per Parker resident, $13 per non-resident* Parents/guardians are free; register each child attending
* The first 400 pre-registrants will receive a special reusable trick-or-treat bag at check-in. Pre-registration closes Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Walk-up registration will be available at the event for an additional $5 per child. Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian in attendance.
Kids will find tricks and treats galore as they make their way around Trick-or-Treat Street, play goblin games, make their way through Mini or Mega Monster Museum and conquer the Rock’n Halloween Climbing Wall! Local sponsors, crafts and games for both big and small will all be a part of this magical Halloween family event. Please note, roller skating is no longer offered at this event.
Don’t forget to dress up! The top two costumes in each group will be awarded: 2 to 4 years, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 years and up and the family/group division. The contest will be held on the inline rink at 7 p.m.
Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information or to sign up, visit the Volunteer Connect Douglas County website and choose Town of Parker as your organization. Email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org with volunteer questions.
Fall Festival at Flat Acres CANCELLED
FALL FESTIVAL & PUMPKIN PATCH
The Annual Fall Festival and Maze at Flat Acres Farm will not be happening this year.
Flat Acres Farm was voted the best Pumpkin Patch in 2017 and 2018 by the Parker Small Business Excellence Group.
From the owners
Greetings to all of you new and seasoned faithful and loyal customers. We have some BIG changes happening here on the farm this year that will be great for Us but will impact the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch greatly. With the huge amount of time and effort that is required by myself to facilitate these life changing events we will not be operating the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch this year.
We want to thank everyone for enlightening our lives for the last 12 years. It has been great for our hearts to see so many children and adults laugh and enjoy our Fall Festival each year. Again we want THANK you all for your continued support and blessing our lives.
Blessings to all:
Mike and Anita Smith