From Our Editors
Harvest Farm's 209 acres may look like regular farmland, but for many they're far more. Within the fields, stables, and barns, more than 70 men at a time can find the first steps toward a new life. Because this working farm doubles as a rehabilitation program for those hoping to break the cycles of addiction and homelessness. As an outreach of Denver Rescue Mission, Harvest Farm hosts a five-part New Life Program to help impart the "skills, stability and self-esteem necessary [for participants] to become productive, self-sufficient members of society."
Although it has different stories and serves more purposes than many other farms, Harvest Farm features all the things you'd expect: crops, animals, tons of space, and of course, an annual fall festival. Families flock to this event every year to celebrate the season and enjoy a full lineup of attractions, including:
- 10-acre corn maze: This fright-free, kid-friendly labyrinth boasts three separate trails ranging from easy to expert
- Hay-wagon rides: Hitched to a tractor, these guided rides are packed with facts about the farm's operations and program participants.
- Petting zoo: Farm critters interact with guests and sign autographs in a safe environment.
- Obstacle course: A suspension bridge, tires, balance beams, and tunnels stand in the way of anyone who's up to the challenge.
- Extras: pig races, evening campfires, a pumpkin patch, and snacks, including fresh, hand-popped kettle corn