Host of outdoor fall events canceled across Front Range due to snow, though Broncos fans are undeterred

Surfing a pumpkin patch or wandering through a corn maze are often lovely ways to spend an autumn Sunday.

Except now.

Inches of snow and temperatures in the 20s driven companies to cancel their fall actions that were projected. Around 7 inches of snow fell north of Denver first Sunday morning, while over two inches accumulated in the city. The snow is forecast to continue through the afternoon and temperatures will remain chilly through Monday.

Elitch Gardens shut its centers Sunday due to the weather, including the subject park’s usual nighttime events offered during October.

Because of inclement weather, Elitch Gardens will be CLOSED now (Sunday, October 14.) Fright Fest excitement and chills will be back on Friday, Oct. 19 for the past two weekends of this year. Stay safe and hot Elitch buddies. See you soon! #ElitchGardens

— Elitch Gardens (@ElitchGardens) October 14, 2018

Denver Botanic Gardens canceled the last day of its own Pumpkin Festival on account of the weather. The gardens shut the corn maze in its Chatfield Farms location in Littleton.

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Fall attractions also shut for the afternoon, including Anderson Farms at Erie, Cottonwood Farm pumpkin patch in Boulder, Maize from the City at Thornton and Rock Creek Farm at Broomfield. A number of the companies said they did not know whether they would start Monday but would assess as the weather progressed.

The organizers Run this Rocks, a race in Red Rocks Ampitheatre, decided to cancel the race scheduled for Sunday as a result of weather. Organizers said they hoped to reschedule for Oct. 21.

“We are saddened with to make this choice but are comforted by the truth that this is actually the safest choice we can make for our participants,” the organizers wrote in a Facebook article .

But one faked fall Sunday staple remained unaffected: Broncos football.

Fans in hats and coats flowed to Mile High Stadium prior to the 2:05 p.m. kickoff, braving a windchill which made it feel just like 15 degrees outside.

#BroncosFever doesn’t even require a #snow fracture. It really strengthens the infected. #Broncos #BroncosCountry

— UCHealth (@uchealth) October 14, 2018

Of the game we go to is at the 20's with snow from the atmosphere. Go Broncos!

— Mo Hanks (@HanksMo) October 14, 2018

Denver Broncos host LA Rams. Snow, 19 degrees. Whiskey.

— Bob Burdick (@MountainOwl) October 14, 2018

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