Now that it’s October, pumpkin season is officially here. There is no better place to revel in the splendor of fall’s greatest squash than at Old Colorado City’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off, one of the last great outdoor festivals for the year. This historic area of Colorado Springs welcomes the biggest pumpkins Colorado has to offer, making it lots of fun to guess who’s going to take home the top prize. Weigh off begins at 10am, which leaves plenty of time for celebrating the harvest season for the rest of the day.
Bring the whole family, there’s fun for everyone. A giant kids’ zone keeps the little ones entertained. With characters from the Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, and a pumpkin patch, there are hours of fun to be had. Come dressed and ready for the event’s costume contest or come prepared to shop the Giant Sidewalk Sale with many of the local shops offering killer deals on great items and gifts.
From noon to 5pm on the same day, nine of Old Colorado City’s finest stops have joined together to create the Giant Spirit Local Craft Beer and Wine Walking Tour, which will offer the best tastings and samples of craft beers and wines around. Tickets, with a tour map, will be available starting on October 8th at Sun Mountain Cafe located at 2428 West Colorado Avenue and on Saturday, October 22, 10am to 1pm, during the Pumpkin Festival.
For more information on the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off and the Giant Spirit Local Craft Beer and Wine Walking Tour, visit www.ShopOldColoradoCity.com.