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CALF’s annual Harvest Day

Carriage rides, pumpkin patch picking, and much more at the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) annual Harvest Day.


By Elizabeth Wood West; photos courtesy of CALF

The Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation (CALF) invites the public to celebrate fall ranching and farming traditions at its annual Harvest Day. This popular family event will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Lowell Ranch on Plum Creek, located just three miles south of Castle Rock on the east frontage road along I-25.

Harvest Day activities will include carriage rides, hayrides, pumpkin patch picking, livestock, and educational exhibits and demonstrations provided by CSU Extension Office, Colorado and Douglas Farm Bureau, Douglas County Garden Club, and Historic Douglas County. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Flying Horse Catering and there will be live bluegrass music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to Harvest Day is free; small fees will be charged for some of the activities to support the ongoing work of the foundation.

CALF is a non-profit foundation established in 2002 by John and Bea Lowell, lifetime Douglas County ranchers involved in community outreach with youth in promoting agriculture and the rural lifestyle. CALF operates the 133-acre Lowell Ranch with the mission of “connecting people to agriculture” through authentic educational programs, community projects, and special events for youth and adults.  For more information on CALF and its programs, visit TheCALF.org or call 303-688-1026. 

All sizes of pumpkins are available for the kids.

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