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Fall into Fun at Mile High Farms

September 1, 2011

DENVER, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mile High Farms, a new family oriented farm attraction, will open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 10. In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, all first responders and military personnel showing identification will be admitted for free.

The farm, located just east of Denver on I-70 in Bennett, will feature two corn mazes, a petting zoo, hayride, a pumpkin patch, barrel carts, inflatables, a straw castle, a straw maze, a rope maze, face painting, food, entertainment and more. A quirky little town frames the space, creating the backdrop for a place where imagination and creativity can sprout. Indeed, Mile High Farms might well be the only place where pumpkins grow on trees.

The farm also will feature a special 9/11 Tree to commemorate service men and women, as well as first responders who have fallen in the line of duty since that tragic day. Visitors will be invited to write the name of their loved ones (first responders who either died in 9/11 or since in the line of duty), which will later be traced by a master wood-carver onto one of the many cottonwood trees gracing the farm.

After dark, teens and adults can enjoy Denver’s newest haunted house and Colorado’s only haunted hayride. This unique experience will include a wagon tour through the property, featuring a stand of ancient, twisted cottonwood trees and other haunted surprises.

Spurred to imagine a new and unique family destination by the birth of his daughter four years ago, owner Dale Ervin is thrilled to see his vision come to life.

“We are passionate about harvesting new family traditions through the exciting and engaging activities we offer,” he said. “Experiencing fun is a key part of families growing up together, and we are proud to offer a venue for that.”

The farm, located at 11 Cavanaugh Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday throughout September. Beginning Friday, Sept. 30, and through the month of October, it will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight. During October, Sunday through Thursday hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The farm also will be open Monday through Sunday for large groups and field trips by appointment through October. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for kids ages 4 to 12. Children under 3 will be admitted free.

Mile High Farms plans to grow into a family institution, offering new things to experience and explore every year. For more information, visit www.milehighfarms.com. To request photos, please contact Lisa Cutter at 303.525.3602 or cuttercom@earthlink.net.

SOURCE Mile High Farms

Source: PR Newswire

Topics: Mazes, Corn Maze, Hayride