Western Museum of Mining and Industry hosts annual harvest festival with new COVID-19 precautions

Noble Horvath

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is kicking off the fall season with its annual pumpkin patch and harvest festival. They’re hoping to still get a decent turn-out despite the uptick in COVID-19 cases in El Paso County. From live entertainment, gold panning, an […]

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is kicking off the fall season with its annual pumpkin patch and harvest festival.

They’re hoping to still get a decent turn-out despite the uptick in COVID-19 cases in El Paso County.

From live entertainment, gold panning, an apple cider press, and hayrides, there’s something for everyone at the festival.

Organizers say there’s enough room, too.

“We have about five different zones, and they can each handle about roughly 50 people, so we can have 250 people at a time,” said Grant Dewey, executive director of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. “We’ve got 28 acres here for people to spread out and have plenty of space to feel safe.”

Masks are not required outdoors at the festival, but they are still being encouraged inside.

Dewey says money from the festival will go toward some much-needed renovations at the Historical Reynolds Ranch House.

The pumpkin patch and harvest festival is located off of I-25 and Northgate Boulevard.

The harvest festival is only running this Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online, but walk-ups are OK.

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