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Wild West Corn Maze in Hudson: Tractor Rides, Rabbit Catch, Flying Pumpkins & Fun!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . pumpkin! Flying pumpkins are just one of the many unique things you can see and do at the Wild West Corn Maze in Hudson (located about 30 minutes northeast of the Denver Metro Area). The annual Fall on the Farm Festival is underway, with attractions to entertain kids of all ages. The Wild West Maze offers both a general admission ticket and an unlimited activities ticket. The cost of general admission includes:

Events: Kinetics at Children’s Museum, Scarecrow Festival, Punkin Chunkin & More!

Play with the Laws of Motion. Kinetics! opens at the Children’s Museum of Denver on October 13, 2012. This new science and engineering exhibit will help kids discover the fundamentals of forces and motion in a life-sized marble run where balls cascade down ramps, roll along tracks, travel through tubes and fly over heads. Learn firsthand that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Price is included with admission. Learn more at www.mychildsmuseum.org. There are many great fall favorites this weekend! Oct. 13: Punkin Chunkin involves using large slingshots, catapults, centrifuges, trebuchets and pneumatic air cannons to hurl pumpkins as far as possible. “Chunkers” from near and far make the trek to Aurora to compete in this official World Championship Pu...

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating and Carving

Make pumpkins part of your family Halloween traditions. First, when you buy a pumpkin, consider picking a pumpkin patch that supports a cause.   Even better, have your kids help you make this decision. (Boy Scouts, Habitat For Humanity, etc. are some of the pumpkin patch causes I’ve seen.) Pumpkin Family Night Event: Obviously young children shouldn’t be using knives to carve a pumpkin. Decorating a pumpkin can be just as fun. 1.  Recycled Pumpkin Art: Glean objects from the recycling bin. Use these recyclables to decorate your pumpkin! Attach everything from magazine pictures to plastic bottle lids. Glue works but if you use washable glue, it won’t last long outside. 2.  Decorate with Paint or Markers: Paint your pumpkin with a face, patterns, designs, or shapes. Again, don’t use wa...

Top 10: How you know your husband is obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin

With Mother’s Day behind us, let us turn our attention to the men in our lives. I adore mine. He is a doting husband, attentive father and brilliant businessman. The only weakness I’ve found in him happens to weigh 1,000 pounds* and consumes most of his spare time. So in honor of him and fathers everywhere: Top 10: How You Know Your Husband is Obsessed with Growing The Great Pumpkin 10) You sneak up on your husband on the computer and the only lurid sites you have to worry about him viewing are BigPumpkins.com and his pumpkin blog DenverPumpkins.com. 9) While most people are making their pilgrimage to the local garden center with the intention of planting food they can eat, your husband is prepping the soil for his inedible 1,000-pound fruit. 8) During the off-season, your husb...