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About Rock Creek Farm

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.  For the little ones we’ve got a hay-bale maze along with goats, sheep, pigs. cows and other farm animals to say hello to.  And if all that exploring has whetted your appetite, don’t leave without trying our famous pumpkin bread. 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.

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Experience the Farm|Plan Your Visit|Family Fun

Join us for fall family fun activities at one of the largest pumpkin patches in northern Colorado. We have over 100 acres of U-Pick-Em pumpkin fields for you to explore and find the perfect pumpkins. Pumpkins aren't where the fun stops, try our hay bale maze or get lost in the winding paths of over six miles of Corn Mazes.


U-Pick-Em Pumpkins

Acres & Acres to Hunt
Come Find the Perfect Pumpkin

Corn Mazes

Come Get Lost
You Won't Be Searching For Fun!

Farm Animals

Cuddly Critters
Plenty of Animals at the Farm

Family Fun Area

Lots of Fun for the Fam
Plenty of activities and goodies.

Farm Map

See the farm
Take a look and plan your visit.