How many apples does it take to make one gallon of cider?

Of course pumpkins are the main attraction at Miners Pumpkin Patch, but our apples are another autumn favorite at the Mining Museum.

During your visit, be sure to check out our working antique apple cider press and see how the best authentic cider is made. The friendly volunteers of the Glen Eagle Sertomas will be on hand to engage guests in cider press demonstrations. We think you’ll be imPRESSED!

Once you’ve seen how it’s made, be sure to sip on some cider from Talbott’s, cider made right here in Colorado and available for purchase at Miners Pumpkin Patch. Just ask for your cup of “Mountain Gold!”

So, just how many apples does it take to make one gallon of cider? What’s your guess?

a) 50

b) 35

c) 100

Stop by the Cider Press Demonstration this weekend to see if you are correct.

Toni Morse
Final Weekend for Pumpkin Picking!
 
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With Halloween less than a week away, here’s one of your last chances to pick out your best carving pumpkin at Miners Pumpkin Patch. It’s our final weekend for the Patch – we’re open Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 12- 4. and the weather forecast is calling for sunny days with temperatures in the 70s. Perfect pumpkin picking weather!

And if you are looking for a little inspiration for carving ideas, take a look at these Colorado-themed pumpkins by Denver artist Barry Brown whose designs have been seen and appreciated by millions. Now that’s some creative carving!

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PUMPKIN MASTERPIECES by BarryBrownCreative.com

 
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Pumpkin Crumble Bars ...YUM!

At Miners Pumpkin Patch we love being part of the local community. So, when we found a local food blogger who knows all about high altitude baking, we were pleased as …well, pumpkins! Meet Nicole, the Colorado homegrown foodie behind Dougheyed.com. Inspired by her grandmothers and mom, she’s been cooking and baking since she was a child and here’s one of her sweet favorite pumpkin recipes – PUMPKIN PIE CRUMBLE BARS. According to Nicole, “These bars are three layers, and every layer is kind of magical.” Yum. Magical. Who can pass that up?

Remember, Miners Pumpkin Patch has some of the freshest locally harvested pumpkins you’ll find anywhere. Bring the kids, grandparents, friends, neighbors … it’s the best pumpkin patch around. And we’re only open 2 more weekends – Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. See you soon.

 
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HIGH ALTITUDE

BAKING

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Oh what a weekend!

Wow! Despite the weather … ooo it was chilly … more than ____people bundled up and got a taste of fall at the annual Miners Harvest Festival complete with an apple cider press demonstration, real gold panning, vendors, lots of games, a hay maze and of course, a pumpkin patch.

The Miners Pumpkin Patch has some of the best locally grown pumpkins you’ll find anywhere! And the setting is picture perfect. Come see us – we’re open every Saturday (9-4) and Sunday (12-4) throughout October.

Toni Morse
Days Like This Call For (make-your-own) Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

Thanks to the creative and helpful folks at Colorado Moms, you can stay cozy at home and sip on a pumpkin spice latte that you make yourself. Best of all, you’ll save some cash, too. Colorado Moms has compiled a nice long list of recipes and ideas (like slow cooker lattes that give your whole house the scent of deliciousness.) So, hop on over to their pumpkin season post “MYO Pumpkin Spice Lattes” RIGHT HERE and get inspired.


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2018 Harvest Festival Vendors, Booths, & Food Trucks

The Miners’ Harvest Festival is just a few days away and if you’re wondering what you can expect, here are some of the great vendors, educational booths, and food trucks you’ll find this weekend.

Concessions & Food Trucks

Bob’s Roasted Nuts

Heavenly Dogs

A&M Concessions

Mateo’s Food Truck

Garza Farm (specialty pickles)

Bee-Licious (Honey)

Gifts

Cara’s Gifts

Robert Baker Jewelry

Nessa’s Creations

Callie Cowden (novelty gifts)

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Mother Lode of Unique Gifts
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Pumpkin spice flavored everything may be wafting in the air, but the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. Lucky for you, at Miners’ Pumpkin Patch you can enjoy both picking pumpkins AND getting some holiday shopping wrapped up too. Now that’s called multi-tasking at the mine!

Inside the museum, The Rock ‘N Gift Shop is chock full of unique gifts, books, jewelry, fun t-shirts, local products (yum, honey!!) and a whole mother lode of fun, educational toys. Best of all, we’re giving away free money – an honest $5.00 in gold (well, a coupon that is) good towards any purchase over $20 in the gift shop.

Hope to see you this coming weekend, October 6-7 at the Harvest Festival or any weekend in October at Miners’ Pumpkin Patch. Claim your $5 COUPON right now.

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Private parties at Miners' Pumpkin Patch

Looking for a unique party idea? Your friends will love you for hosting a one-of-a-kind party at Miner’s Pumpkin Patch this fall! With acres of beautiful property to explore, festive outdoor activities for all ages and of course a pumpkin patch, this is the perfect setting for making memories with friends.

We’ve set aside weekdays for private celebrations so we’re excited to partner with you and create just the right event for your group. How about a pumpkin patch birthday party for your li’l pumpkin or just a fun day trip with friends and neighbors? Youth groups, fall sports teams, family reunions, homeschool groups, and senior citizen groups will all find something special at Miners’ Pumpkin Patch. With all its natural beauty and fall festivities, The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is definitely one of the most majestic autumn settings in the Springs. Bring your camera – the photo ops are endless!

Weekends in October will be bustling with activity at Miners Pumpkin Patch starting with the Harvest Festival on Oct. 6-7 from 9am - 4pm. The Pumpkin Patch will be open weekends in October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 Saturdays 9am- 4pm, Sundays 12 pm- 4pm.

Want to reserve the Pumpkin Patch for a private party? Contact us right away. Reservations are filling up fast! 719-488-0880.

Toni Morse
It’s your pick: Cardboard Box or Pumpkin Patch?
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You can buy a pumpkin from a cardboard box just about anywhere – gas stations, big box stores, convenience stores. But there’s nothing quite like the EXPERIENCE of picking a pumpkin ... at a pumpkin patch on a fall day, sipping cider, and breathing crisp Colorado autumn air.  

And this year, the best place for that full fall experience can be found at Miners’ Pumpkin Patch on the grounds of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. We’re kicking off the fall season on October 6-7, 2018 with our annual Miners’ Harvest Festival (formerly known at Reynold’s Ranch Harvest Festival.)

This year promises to be better than ever before with plenty of fun family activities including gem panning, food trucks, games and activities, and of course, a pumpkin patch!

So, if you’re tempted by the convenience of just grabbing a pumpkin from an old cardboard box, DON’T DO IT!  Come to Miners’ Pumpkin Patch open every Saturday in October 2018 from 9am - 4pm where you can pick the best. pumpkin. ever. Fall is here. Pick the best.