Join the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms for their Annual 3-Day Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms. The event features a 10 acre pumpkin patch, activities for the whole family, live music and much more. The festival will be held at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., in Littleton from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15. For more information visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Haunted Field of Screams is hosting Movie on the Field, a free outdoor movies on the field of Colorado’s largest haunted attraction. The public is invited to this free event so bring your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy a mix of horror movies with family friendly flicks throughout the month of October. Haunted Field of Screams is located at 10451 McKay Rd., in Thornton. On Friday October 13th, they will be featuring Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre beginning at 6:45 p.m. For a complete list of October’s showings, visit www.hauntedfieldofscreams.com.
Derby Art District in Commerce City is hosting Open House at Magnolia Street Art Space at a warehouse building in the historic derby downtown district. The Art District will provide art spaces ranging in size from approximately 300 to 1,400 sf. and are planning an open house to give artists, galleries and others an opportunity to preview the space. The open house will be held at 6600 E. 74th Ave., in Commerce City on October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.derbyartdistrict.com for more information.
Fort Collins Nursery’s 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest is an officially sanctioned contest site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth that brings a whole new level of competition and some truly staggering entries. Growers will compete for $3,500 in cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories. This contest will be held at 2121 E. Mulberry St., in Fort Collins on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.fortcollinsnursery.com for more information.
Southern Colorado Trail Builders is hosting Beulah Trail Work Day, with a new multi-use trail that starts at the historic Mountain Park, and skirts its north border. The trail flows through majestic ponderosa pines, rolls along dramatic stone ridges, and weaves through stands of oak. This exciting new route links to the Squirrel Creek trail, creating a new connection to the Davenport Campground...one of the most significant spots in the history of outdoor recreation. Participants are asked to meet at the Starbucks on 1875 S. Pueblo Blvd., in Pueblo at 7 a.m. or participants can meet the group at the Mountain Park archery range at 7:40 a.m. Visit www.lakepueblotrails.org for more information.
This year’s NEWSED Civil Rights Awards will be a call to action to recognize our collective humanity beyond our borders. Join us for an evening of commemoration to this movement and those working for social justice through their everyday lives, work, art and advocacy at Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Seawell Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit www.newsed.org/events-2/ for more information.