7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango

Just like that– summer is gone and fall has crept up on us in our lovely little mountain town that is Durango, Colorado. You may be thinking that the jam-packed summer events are long gone, but fear not! There are still many events and celebrations for you to participate in as well as exploring everything Durango has to offer. After all, we don’t call our town an ‘adult playground’ for no reason. Kick back, relax with a pumpkin spice latte to get you in the fall spirit and check out the 7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango. As always, be sure to like us on Instagram and Facebook and to #dodurango to be featured on our page while you’re out doing fun fall Durango things.

Durango has to have some of the best fall colors in the state of Colorado. Take one of these Top 5 Scenic Hikes to See Durango’s Best Fall Colors, or take a drive up north to Silverton, Colorado to witness the aspen leaves changing to their radiant golden yellow colors. Be sure you don’t miss out! Peak season for leaves changing in Southwestern Colorado is late September through early October.

If there is one thing Durango knows how to do, it’s to celebrate– any occasion, any time. That’s why you can find anything you need in regards to all things fall. Check out wooden pumpkins carvings at Tippy Canoe that are just too cute not to purchase or pick up tiny little gnomes that are all decked out in fall colors. OR Urban Market always has new hidden treasures waiting to be found throughout the store– which is the perfect way to find something unique to decorate your home for the new autumn season. Browse our local shopping directory in Durango to find the store you’re looking for!

Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins! The largest, newest and most popular pumpkin patch is Jack-A-Lope Acres in Ignacio, Colorado– just 20 minutes outside of Durango! Bring the whole family out for a day of fun including hay rides, a huge bouncy pillow, potato sack slides and perfect family photo opportunities. Pick out your own pumpkins and get to carving– or just leave them be and decorate your home with them. Recycle your pumpkins and use them for yummy baked pumpkin seeds or make pumpkin puree for your cooking recipes!  10 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins

Popular opinion: the best way to celebrate fall is to decorate your house with colorful plants and pots that are true to the season. Don’t just stop by Walmart or Home Depot, shop local! Botanical Concepts Garden has hundreds of plants to choose from that will spruce up your house with life and color– just in time for the autumn season to start! Still Life Coffee & Botanicals also has lively plants and pots you can pick up along with your morning cup of joe.

With fall comes the time to bring on pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pumpkin spice and everything nice is all you need to get yourself out of bed on these cool and crisp fall mornings. Check out local coffee shops around Durango that will get you in the spirit of FALL.

apple days

There’s nothing that smells more fall-like than freshly baked apple pie! Which gives you all the more reason to go check out Durango’s 14th Annual Apple Days Festival! All apples are locally grown and harvested thanks to the efforts of the Durango Farmers Market and The Good Food Collective. Bring out the whole family on Saturday, October 8th from 8am – 12pm at TBK bank (where the Farmers Market has taken place all summer long) and enjoy pressing apples into fresh local cider, eat tasty treats, participate in the pie eating contest and have fun with family-friendly activities.

The Annual Local First Harvest Dinner celebrates the community and the localized delicious food that comes from it. It’s really a celebration of La Plata County’s ability to provide fresh produce, grass-fed meats and those that work hard everyday to provide an abundance of locally sourced food. Unfortunately, the 2022 Local First Harvest Dinner is already completely SOLD OUT, but you can CLICK HERE to join the waitlist! Make sure you mark your calendars for next year and reserve your spot for this wonderful celebration of food. –Local First is the voice of Durango’s local independent business community.- LEARN MORE ABOUT LOCAL FIRST HERE.

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