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KOAA Survey: What is your favorite thing about fall?

Beautiful fall colors
Posted at 11:50 AM, Sep 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-27 07:35:55-04

There are so many things to love about the fall season but News5 wants to know, what is your favorite thing about fall?

What is your favorite thing about fall?
Cooler weather - 60 %
Leaf peeping - 19 %
Football - 15 %
Local festivals - 4 %
Pumpkin patches - 2 %

We're following this survey throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results!

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

News5's Sam Schreier created a guide to help you decide where to best leaf peep.

Peak Fall Color Dates for Colorado
The average dates for peak fall color viewing in Colorado.

These are the average dates for peak fall colors in Colorado.

According to the Colorado Forest Service, the aspens are still green and it's too early to predict when the colors will peak this year.

In the past, drought and heat can stress the trees, making the leaves peak earlier than normal with weaker colors.

Sticking to the peak times on the map above should give you pretty good colors this year.

Read Sam's article here.

Another great article from Sam explains where you can find the closest pumpkin patch to you.

Colorado Springs Area:

Colorado Pumpkin Patch
Where: 18065 Saddlewood Rd, Monument
Cost: Adults (Ages 18 - 64): $14, Kids (Ages 4-17) $16, Kids (3 & Under) FREE
Dates: September 17th - October 30th
Times: September - Wednesdays & Thursdays 9 AM - 1 PM, Friday - Sunday 9 AM-5 PM.
October - Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM, Wednesdays - Sundays 9 AM - 5 PM
More Information:

Miners' Pumpkin Patch
Where: Western Museum of Mining & Industry 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs
Cost: $10 pre-purchase online, $12 gate price
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Saturdays)
Times: 9 AM - 4 PM
More Information:

Long Neck Pumpkin Farm
Where: 7595 California Drive; Colorado Springs
Cost: $17 per person, Children under 2 are FREE
Dates: Every weekend through October beginning on September 24, 2022.
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
More Information:

Venetucci Farm
Where: 5210 US-85, Colorado Springs
Cost: $5 general admission adults, Kids 8 & Under FREE (Purchase tickets in advance online
Dates: Friday - Saturday every weekend in October from October 1st - 31st
Times: 9 AM - 2 PM
More Information: Venetucci Farms Pumpkins

Wishing Star Farm
Where: 24024 State Highway 94, Ellicott
Cost: $12 per person
Dates & Times: September 17th - October 30th. Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 2 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
More Information:

Click here to read the full list from Sam.

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