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Chicago and northern Illinois's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More
Where you can find a pumpkin patch, corn maze, safe trick-or-treating, hayrides and other Fall and Halloween fun near you! Many corn mazes and hayrides are still open in November! Be sure to scroll down the page, some are big! ! Click here to see what a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze is like!  And the latest craze: Zombie Paintball! Want to make the worlds best pumpkin pie, from a fresh pumpkin? What is the typical price for pumpkins in October 2013?  National average is around 50 cents per pound, or $5 for a basketball-sized pumpkin.
 How to make your carved pumpkin last longer! - A few farms still have pumpkins in bulk for sale - click here for info.
Farmers: Write me if you will have bulk pumpkins in 2013 to sell locally or to ship!

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This page provides a detailed list of Chicago and northern Illinois's pumpkin patches!   Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Chicago and northern Illinois or just scroll down the page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  All should have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!

We have loads of related resources here, too.

We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying  many other fruits and vegetables, such as  how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn .   Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm!   Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc.

I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited, so write me using the Feedback form!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!   


Chicago and northern Illinois's Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More, by County

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

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Chicago Springfield

Boone County

  • Country Memory Trail - corn maze, hayrides
    10568 Caledonia Road, Belvidere, IL 61008. Phone: (815) 544-0698. Directions: Located just north of Belvidere on the corner of Caledonia Road and Hwy 76. Open: Tuesday - Sunday 12PM to Sunset, Closed Mondays. Large Groups Welcome with Advance Reservations. Note: I have not seen updated information about this in 5 years, so CALL before you go!
  • Susie's Garden Patch - Follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    10258 US highway 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038. Phone: 815-597-3011. Fax: 815-597-3414. Email: susie@susiesgardenpatch.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6:30 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm; Pumpkin Fill Up on Columbus Day Weekend; October 12, 13 &14. Directions: 6 miles East of Belvidere and 7 miles West of Marengo on Highway 20. Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  We offer a corn path for the little ones. Special Event: There is No Membership or Admission Fee for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. What is Pumpkin Fill Up? Pumpkin Fill Up started when Eagle Grocery Store Closed. With no place to market our Fall crops, we sat down did some brain storming and vola!! Pumpkin Fill Up is
    you can pick you favorite pumpkin at wholesale pricing.
    $ 3 ea. Free Admission. There is a simple corn maze and corn path. (free) You drive your car out and start your adventure. Gourds, squash, mini pumpkins, pie pumpkins. Pony Rides are available on Saturday and Sunday. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: February 02, 2012)
  • The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    3178 Highway 173, Caledonia, IL 61011. Phone: 815-765-2587. Fax: 847-415-2694. Open: Everyday in September from  9:00 am to 6:00 pm and in October from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Directions: 5 miles East of the intersection of state highway 173 and Interstate 90. We're located at the intersection of route 173 and Wyman School road in Boone County Illinois. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. The Pumpkin Patch offers a safe and fun family atmosphere. Come out to our farm this fall. This is not a scary haunted place. (ADDED: August 20, 2014)  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) UPDATED: October 28, 2009)

Cook County

  • Chicago Park District's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    Humboldt Park, 1440 N Humboldt Dr Chicago, IL 60622. Phone: (312) 742-7549. Fee: Free; Age Range: 6-12 years. Humboldt Park Pumpkin Patch. Activities include: pick your own pumpkin, inflatable jumping jack, face painting, games, music and treats. Email: dale.grandys@chicagoparkdistrict.com.  Six local parks on the city’s North Side will offer fields filled with pumpkins of all sizes, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, fall harvest photos, face painting and refreshments. Pumpkin Patches are held on Saturdays in October from 11 am to 3 p.m. Tickets for individual activities range from $.50 to $3, and ticket packages including all activities are available for $15 each. Tickets will not be sold after 2:30 p.m.  See this page for the complete schedule and listings. or call your local park or (312) 742-PLAY for additional information. Halloween festivities include fun for the entire family with great pumpkin patches, haunted houses (and not so haunted houses), parties and much more. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • The Children's Farm at The Center -Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, haunted house, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL 60464. Phone: 708-361-3650. Alternate Phone: 708-361-3651. Fax: 708-361-2811. Email: the.center@mac.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 3 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. On weekends in addition to the pumpkin patch we have a PUMPKIN PLAYLAND ($7) Barn tours & Petting Farm Enjoy hands on interaction with all of our farm animals. Straw Bale Climber: See how high you can climb on our structure of straw! Giant Corn Box: A giant box filled with corn kernels, provides endless fun Spooky Wood Shed: An eerie experience designed for our youngest guests. Crazy Maze-y: Enjoy navigating your way through our crazy maze-y! No charge for pumpkin patch only. Free Admission to our Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch Offering a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mini pumpkins, carving tools, straw bales, corn stalks, local honey & more! Weekends: Free Admission to our Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch Offering a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mini pumpkins, carving tools, straw bales, corn stalks, local honey & more! Complimentary Hayrack rides & Food Concessions. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: October 12, 2010)
  • Delairs Cornstalk Farm- pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze,
    13901 Wolf Road, Orland Park, IL 60467. Phone: (708) 785-9532. Alternate phone: 708-555-1234 . Email: racegirlkmbd@aol.com. Directions: Our farm is located at the corner of 139th and wolf road 1/4 mile north of 143rd. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: From mid-September to late October, the farm will close for the season on Monday Oct. 28th; The farm opens daily at 11:00am till dusk 7 days per week. Our Farm offers a corn maze, craft barn, homemade jellies, custom made painted pumpkins, apples, gourds and much more, farm opens last weekend of September and runs till October30. Payment: Cash, Check. Also haunted corn maze, pumpkins, homemade jellies and more. Stroll through the a craft barn, choose a custom-painted pumpkin, or purchase fresh apples and gourds. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: July 27, 2008) (UPDATED: October 24, 2008)
  • Forest View Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted rides, haunted trail, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    16717 S. Lockwood Ave (5300 w. 167th St), Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Alternate Phone: 888-560-0306. Fax: 708-560-0236. Email: info@fvfarms.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Forest View Farms, Equestrian Center is located 25 minutes southwest of Chicago in the Tinley Park-Oak Forest area, conveniently located on 167th Street between Central and Cicero. We are 1/2 of a mile from I-57,1 mile from I-80 and 4 miles from I-294. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer a heated barn and a heated indoor arena along with two outdoor arenas and several turnouts. The farm is contiguous to the Cook County Forest Preserve that provides our boarders and trail-riders with direct access to miles of forest preserve trails. We offers boarding, lessons, summer camp, trail rides, pony rides, hayrides, horse-drawn vehicles, group events, birthday parties, petting zoo and our famous fall festival and haunted hay ride.Riding Lessons are offered all year in a heated facility. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: January 25, 2010)  (UPDATED: September 07, 2010)
  • Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, pig races, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Jumping pillow, haunted house,
    40 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010. Phone: 847-428-6727. Fax: 847-428-6850. Email: suem@pumpkinfarms.com. Open: Sept 21st, 2013 to October 31st Attractions and Cafe Open Daily 9am to 6pm Farm Market Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm Saturday - Sunday 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located 1 mile west of Barrington Road on Higgins Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: January 03, 2013) 
  • Odyssey Fun Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, pig races, goat walk, tractor-pulled hay rides, Zombie paintball, Bounce house, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    19112 S Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-429-3800. Email: info@odysseyfunfarm.com. Open: September 28th - October 27, 7 day a week from 10:00am - 6:00pm; Zombie Safari Hay Ride Opens on Friday the 13th, 7/13; Join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 13th - October 27th, 7:00pm - Midnight (Closed Sunday during September). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-80 take the Harlem South Exit and then at the second light make a left and you cant miss us!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. CClick here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: September 26, 2011)
  • Patch Landscaping and Snow Removal - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    6107 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660. Phone: 773-262-7282. Alternate Phone: 773-262-6435. Fax: 773-262-7266. Email: office@patchlandscaping.com. Open: Starting October 1st to Halloween at Patch Landscaping and Snow Removal Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 10, 2011)
  • Puckerville Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    13332 Bell Road, Lemont, IL 60439. Phone: 708-508-0906. Alternate Phone: 708-606-2952. Email: Joypuckervillefarm@sbcglobal.net. Open: September 17 to October 31, daily (Sunday through Saturday) from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Directions: we are just south of 131th street on Bell Road. Bell Road is west of LaGrange road. Easy access from I55. Please feel free to call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Halloween Along with carving, and pie pumpkins we grow giant pumpkins ( come out and see what the biggest will be this year) also blue, white, and Cinderella types, if your looking for something different see what grows this year. Christmas Hand decorated wreaths, wood-burning fireplace, apple cider, candy canes for the kids, don't go to a parking lot for your tree make it a special trip to remember. Hay rides/bonfire packages call for information. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 06, 2011) (ADDED: July 25, 2009)
  • Pumpkins Chicago -  pumpkins (brought in from the field), restrooms, gift shop,
    3458 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657. Phone: (773) 388-4444. Email: sales@themainevent.com. Open: Pumpkin Patch hours: Monday to Thursday from 9am-9pm, Friday from 9am to 10pm; Saturday from 10am to 10pm; Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx . Urban Pumpkin Patch near Wrigley Field. All-sized Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds, Hay Bales, Halloween gifts and accessories.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 18, 2011)
    A visitor writes on October 18, 2011: "Pumpkins Chicago have a great selection and will even deliver locally for free. We had a pumpkin carving party at their urban pumpkin patch and everyone had a great time. Tim is a great host. And you can't beat free parking in Wrigleyville!"
  • Settlers Pond Shelter - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1301 E. Offner Road, Beecher, IL 60401. Phone: 708-663-8103. Email: pinky@settlerspondshelter.net. Open: September 23, 2013 through Halloween, October 31, 2013 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 Days a Week. Directions: From Chicago (or southern suburbs): Take 394 south Goodenow Road west (right) Stoney Island Avenue north (right) Offner Road east (right). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  We have our own Jams and Jellies, and Fudge. Check out our own gourmet coffee's for sale. We have Kangaroos, Zebra, Kinkajous, Patagonian Cavy's and your normal barnyard animals to mention a few. Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: September 28, 2008) (UPDATED: October 12, 2008) (UPDATED: August 13, 2012) (UPDATED: September 17, 2013).

DeKalb County

  • Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, haunted trail,
    15565 McGirr Road, Hinckley, IL 60520. Phone: 320-217-9253. Email: jeffwielert@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday - dawn to dusk; May through December. Directions: North of Hinckley, Il on McGirr Road between Hinckley Road and Somonauk Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. On October 12, 13 and 14, we will be hosting a Fall Family Fun Festival. Open daily 9am to dusk. Special activities each day 1pm to 5pm; Free Admission. Free hot cider and popcorn! Mattilda the witch will be handing out treats from 1pm to 5pm each day. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: September 27, 2013)
  • Garden Gates - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, Fresh eggs, picnic area
    7873 State Route 72, Kingston, IL 60145Email: Victoria@gardengates.biz. Open: Call for hours or see  our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  At the intersection of State Route 72 and Annie Glidden Road, turn West on Route 72. The farm is 1/2 mile down the road on the North side. Use the marked farm entrance, not the house. Follow the signs for fresh produce. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 28, 2012) (UPDATED: June 14, 2013)
  • Honey Hill Orchard - apples, raspberries, pumpkins, petting zoo, straw maze, school tours. 
    11747 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556. Phone: 815-264-3337.Email: honeyhill5@frontier.com. Open: starting late August each year.  2,100 apple trees, with an additional 500 trees at a second farm location. What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, a bakery, the Apple Barn Country Store and family activities. (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on October 17, 2009: "We went to the Honey Hill Orchard last week (10/10/2009) and had a wonderful time! There were plenty of apples still available and even some raspberries! There was a 10 pound minimum to pick (per group, not per person) for $15 for apples. There were also hay rides out to the pumpkin patch and a bakery that sells delicious pies and donuts as well as a cute store. All of the employees were so friendly there! We decided this is the best orchard we have been to in this area and will be back next year!"
  • Jonamac Orchard, Inc. - Pumpkins, apples, corn maze, haunted corn maze, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, kiddie barn
    19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL 60150. Phone: 815-825-2158. Directions: three quarters of a mile south of Malta on Shabbona Rd. (19412 Shabbona Rd.) Open: 7 days a week. Mid-August till Thanksgiving 9am - 5:30 daily. Also, prepicked sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, apples, cider, preserves, honey, popcorn, Indian corn, weekend hayride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Get lost in our 10 acre Corn Maze with 3 miles of pathways and 2 bridges. The kids will love our Barnyard activity area with a huge bale pile, peddle tractors, sand pile, corn bin, play barn, bunny barn, mazes, tube slides and other fun activities. On weekends the Apple Train will be running and you can try your marksmanship skills at our Apple Launcher. We will also have festivals, live music, horse drawn wagon rides and more. Haunted Corn Maze this year by expanding the number of weekends to four. It will be open October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, starting at Dark and ending at 10 PM. (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
    A visitor writes on September 09, 2010: "We've been taking the kids for about 5 years now. Its getting to be a habit."
  • Larson's Family Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees bagged,
    4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL 60548. Phone: 815-786-2249. Email us at: berryfarm@sannauk.com. Directions: Located 5 miles south of route 30 at the town of Hinckley on Somonauk Road or 4 miles north of routh 34 at the town of Somonauk (Caseys Gas station) on Somonauk Road And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Open: October hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays Christmas Tree hours: November is Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am to 4:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2am to 4:30pm. December hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 4:30pm Closed Mondays Pumpkins start October 1 thru October 28th "Christmas cutting season starts the day after Thanksgiving, closing date varies" Both seasons we are closed on Mondays. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • Philips Family Farm - pumpkins
    17735 Chicago Road, Big Rock, IL 60511. Phone: 815-786-7522. Directions: I-88 west to Rte 56/30 west; continue on Rt 30 west to Hinkley; left at High School on East Sandwich Rd.; 4 miles to Chicago Rd; left one quarter mile. Open April - October, 8am-6pm. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • Yaeger's Farm Market - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    14643 Illinois Route 38, Dekalb, IL 60115. Phone: 815 756 6005. Email: info@yaegersfarmmarket.com. Directions: 3 miles East of DeKalb on Illinois Route 38 10 miles West of Illinois Route 47 on Illinois Route 38. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Middle of April to October 31 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 5pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. A one acre play area is available for the family to enjoy. The area includes inflatables, straw pyramid, castle, train and much more. Families spend hours enjoying this area.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: March 02, 2009)

DuPage County

  • Sonny Acres Farm -  pumpkins, Hay rides, haunted houses, Petting Zoo
    29W.310 North Ave. , West Chicago , IL, 60185. Phone: 630-231-9515. Phone: 630-231-3859. Directions: Sonny Acres Farm is located on Rt. 64 one mile east of Rt. 59 in West Chicago . Open: daily 10 a.m. to 6 pm, from mid-September through October 31, Sonny Acres is host to family fun and activities. amusement rides, cotton candy, roasted corn, and much more. The largest part of the Harvest Season Festival are the pumpkins, gourds, and dried corn stalks.  See the Dizzy Zone, or scream in our Haunted Barn, you are going to need tickets to do so. Tickets are $1.00, purchase a full sheet of 40 tickets for $40.00 and get 5 free tickets. Amusement Rides - Daily - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - 3 to 5 tickets per ride Kiddie Koral - Daily. - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - 2 tickets (Parents Free!) Want the kids to be able to run around and enjoy Sonny Acres? Let them romp around in our fun Kiddie Koral (Adult supervision required). Pony Rides – Daily - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - 3 tickets One of Sonny Acres best attractions. Petting Zoo - weekends in October - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2 tickets for entry - 1 feed included. Additional Feed – 1 ticket Children can interact with and feed the animals. Spook Shed - Daily - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (on Weekends in October 10 a.m. to 9:40 p.m.) - 1 ticket. Haunted Barn – 4 Tickets Open during October Fridays 6:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age Sonny Acres Wagon Rides - 4 tickets Our one-of-a-kind hayride includes a leisurely 15 minute journey through the woods. The sturdy hay wagons are pulled by our own lovingly restored tractors Haunted Wagon Ride - $8.00 per ticket - 7 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights during October. Sonny Acres Haunted Wagon Ride lasts approximately 18 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. on evening of Wagon Ride. If you have a group of 40 or more we will take reservations. Each wagon holds approximately 45 adults. A deposit is required to hold your reservation. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) Comment from a visitor, September 29, 2007: "I have a 2 year old girl who had a fabulous time. There are lots of great rides for the little ones, and it is on a spacious and beautiful site. Highly recommended!"
  • Wheaton Landscape and Garden Center - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    626 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: 630-668-0947. Email: wheaton1895@comcast.net. Directions: 2 miles West of I 355 on Roosevelt Road * 4 miles North of I 88 use Naperville exit to Roosevelt Road go east 4 blocks on right * 2 miles east of County Farm Road on Roosevelt Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm; Sunday from 10am to 5pm; Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: December 09, 2008)

Ford County

Grundy County

Iroquois County

Kane County

  • Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    850 Butterfield Road, Aurora , IL 60502. Phone: 630-897-6936. Alternate Phone: 630-897-7215. Email: abbeyfarms@marmion.org. Open: Abbey Farms Fall Festival Weekends in October Saturday 10:30am to 6pm Sunday 12am to 6pm Schools and groups by appointment! Come out and join the Marmion Family for a little ol' fashioned fun.
    Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Abbey Farms is located on the Marmion Abbey Campus at: 850 Butterfield Road, Aurora Illinois, 60502 For specific directions from your location visit our website (for a google map!). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Welcome to Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey - A family tradition since 1957 . We are adding new and exciting services for you and your family this year. From our first annual Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze to new Christmas time family activities, we think you will like our updates! Proceeds from Abbey Farms, a nonprofit organization, enables the continuation of the various ministries performed by the Monks of Marmion Abbey. We hope to see you this year. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: October 18, 2009)
  • Anderson Farm - tomatoes, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    251 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL 60538. Phone: 630-896-8835. Fax: 630-554-0098. Email us at: maherappraisal@ameritech.net. Directions: Interstate 88 to Orchard Rd. south to U.S. 30 (by-Pass). East across Fox River to Douglas Rd. North to Montgomery Rd. West 1/4 mile to farm on south side of road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September. Open: daily 9AM to 6PM July 1 thru October 31. U-Pick Tomatoes beginning early August thru September. Hay Rides, Straw Maze and Petting farm the last three weekends in October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Pickling Cukes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Peppers, Potatoes, Beans all picked daily. Michigan Peaches July to September. Michigan Apples and Cider September thru October. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • Brackman's Fall Farm Stand -
    36W351 Silver Glen Road, Saint Charles, IL 60175. Phone: 630-377-5604. Directions: Midway between Randall Road and Route 31. Open Late September - October until October 31 - weekdays: 3 pm - dark; weekends 8:30 am to dark.
  • Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, pig races, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    42w813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140. Phone: 847-464-5952. Email: Hollyp@pumpkinfarms.com. Open: Sept 21st, 2013 pm to October 31st 2013 Daily 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I90 west to Route 47. Exit left to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: January 03, 2013)  (UPDATED: October 19, 2009)
    A visitor writes on October 19, 2009: "searched on the internet and drove by farm with a giant pumpkin on the top of a grain bin! Admission prices in 2009 are: $8.00 per person Mon.- Fri. $5.00 per person. Children (2) yrs. and under are free. This includes:, Petting farm with Goat Mounain.and Bunny Town, Wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch, Cornstalk Maze, Haunted Mine, Pig racing, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Munchkin Maze, Pony Rides ($4.00 additional), Camel Rides( $4.00 additional) Weekends only:, Mr. D’s Magic and Illusion Show, Pumpkin Cannon, Boo Blaster($1.00 for three attempts), Roasted Corn (additional) You can see the farm from the corner of Rt.72 and Rt. 47 in Hampshire."
  • Kuipers Family Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Jumping pillow, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1n318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-5200. Fax: 815-827-4100. Open: Mondays through Sundays 9:00 to 6:00 September 15 through Halloween. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I88 West to Sugar Grove and Route 47 exit. Route 47 North 10 miles to Keslinger Road. 5 miles West on Keslinger to Watson Road. North on Watson to Entrance. I90 West to Randall Road exit. Randall Road South to Route 38. West on Route 38 five miles past Route 47 to Watson Road. South on Watson Road to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: May 02, 2012)

    Approximate Ripening Dates:
    Please call for daily updates to the apple picking schedule.

    Variety Ripens: Variety Ripens
    Paulared mid-August Red Delicious October 4
    Prima Aug 30 Golden Delicious October 4
    Jonamac, Gala September 6 Mutsu, Idared October 18
    Cortland, McIntosh September 13 Rome, Winesap October 18
    Spartan, Ozark Gold September 13 Blushing Golden October 25
    Empire, Jonathan September 20 Granny Smith Nov or later
    Turn your fall pumpkin picking into a family event. Kuipers offers u-pick pumpkins right from the patch! We also have pre-picked pumpkins in many sizes. When the fall season is over don't forget to come back to Kuipers for your Christmas Season. We offer fresh u-cut and pre-cut Christmas trees and wreaths. We'll even have hot cider, home baked pies and our famous apple cider doughnuts to warm you up! For holiday decorating visit our Gift Shop for beautiful Christmas decorations and crafts.
    A visitor writes on September 18, 2010: "My boyfriend and I decided to go out to this farm last year to get a pumpkin and do some apple picking. We drove from downtown and had a blast, even though its geared more towards families with children (and we don't have any). We will definitely be going back this year..... maybe for a tree as well!"
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2008: "My In-Laws have been going there for a couple years and that is all they can talk about for weeks. This years I brought my Family there and we had a blast ! ! ! ! I can't wait until next year ! ! ! ! My 3 year old Daughter loved it and my 22 year old Brother loved it too ! ! ! ! My Mother can't wait until next year also ! ! ! ! "
    A visitor writes on October 06, 2008: "We went to the farm this weekend, and although it started to rain while we were there, we still had a great time (my husband, me and our 5-year-old). This is a very big farm with something for everyone, literally, and plenty of low-hanging apples for kids to pick. We chose this farm over others on your excellent website because of the variety of apples they offer--we wanted some for eating, some for pies, and some to make applesauce, and we need different types for that (pie apples need to be firm). There are dozens of varieties of apples, inclduing some we weren't familiar with (Gold Rush, Ida Red), though not all areas are open for picking each day--depends on ripeness, etc. The admission charge is kind of expensive, but at the same time the apple prices were comparable to what I pay in my local grocery store (it was $14.00 for 10 pounds, so $1.40 a pound--less than at my local Jewel and certainly less than Whole Foods, though these apples are not organic as far as I know). They also have a cool 5-acre corn maze, and a whole farm of attractions across the street, includng pumpkin patch and pony rides and petting zoo, which we skipped this time due to the rain getting heavier. They also have a bakery and an outdoor food tent which had something for each of us (braturst, cheeseburgers, hot dog and very, very good apple cider donuts, which I don't usually like, but these were lighter and more flavorful than most). We also bought their cider which we thought was very good quality. Every sngle person was friendly despite the bad weather and crowds, and they have a lot of helpers everywhere you go. Our final verdict is that we will definitely go back! If you do not like a big farm with lots going on, I would choose a smaller place that just has apples, and perhaps it will be cheaper. You will end up spending more money here because there is a lot to do and to buy, but we kind of knew going into it that we'd spend some money on this once-a-year outing, so we didn't mind. Out of 5 stars, we'd give it 5!"
    A visitor writes on December 08, 2008: "I LOVE THIS PLACE! We have been coming for three years now, and absolute fell in love with their Amaizing Corn Maize, and also with their kiddie section, that is actually not just for kids. The second corn maize that you can ring their bell once you find it is fun for all ages as is their new shed with hay bale. My kids had a blast this fall, and we easily spent the day there. Too much to do, and they slept like babies afterwards! The apples were delicious, and again, this was a fun outing for my kids. This is a clean, friendly, clever place. The Amaizing Corn Maize is just so fun, with Victory Lane, tall flag banners, and very clever puns throughout. Kuiper's is the best; just wish they were closer to my home, but it was still worth the drive, and we will come back every year. Keep up the great work! It gets better and bigger every year, and that's wonderful."
  • Norton’s Produce - pumpkins
    39 W 369 Illinois Highway 64, Saint Charles, IL 60175. Phone: 630-377-8118. Call for directions. Open Last 3 weekends in October M-Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Plank Rd Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
    50w737 Plank Rd , Sycamore, IL 60178. Phone: (815)899-4020. Fax: (815)899-4020. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, closed Wed.  Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Randy's Vegetables
    15N440 Randall Road, Elgin, IL 60123. Directions: one quarter mile north of I-90 on Randall Road. Open May through October 31, 9am-6pm, daily.
  • Saint Charles Scarecrow Festival - Festival
    Downtown, St. Charles, IL. Phone:(630) 377-6161. Alternatephone: (800) 777-4373.  Email: info@scarecrowfest.com. Open: October 11-13, 2013; Friday & Saturday: 9am - 9pm, Sunday: 9am - 6pm. If you would like more information regarding the event, please contact the Saint Charles Visitors Bureau at 630-377-6161. Saint Charles. They have a Scarecrow Contest, live entertainment, children’s events and the Autumn on the Fox Art & Craft Show.  The festival showcases more than 100 handmade scarecrows, which can be entered in five categories – traditional, whimsical, mechanical, children’s and local businesses – for visitor voting. Enjoy free live entertainment, great food, numerous free and interactive children's events, the famous Autumn on the Fox Art & Craft Show and so much more at this NON-alcohol, family fun festival!  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • Thanksgiving Farm - Follows organic practices, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    1221 Lindenwood, Aurora, IL 60506. Phone: 630-818-7594. Email: thanksgivingfarm@aol.com. Open: Monday through Friday 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm; Farm opens Saturday October 2nd and remains open through December for Christmas trees. Directions: Near the intersection of Orchard and Jericho. Click here for a map and directions. . We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We also offer camping on the farm for Scout Troops and specialize in educational presentations to school groups. Call for further information. (ADDED: September 10, 2010) (UPDATED: September 14, 2010)
  • Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, picnic area
    4s041 Merrill Road, Sugar Grove , IL 60554. Phone: 630-457-0097. Open: September 6 thru October31, from 8 am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn stalks, straw bales, pumpkins, gourds, mums, Indian corn all grown on our farm and sold from September 6 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell wholesale. (ADDED: September 19, 2013)
  • Wiltse's Farm Produce & Greenhouses - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, picnic area
    50 W 379 State Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-3575. Email: wiltsefarm@aol.com. Open: Mid - April through October 31st Open Daily from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Directly on State Route 38, Maple Park, Illinois - 1/2 mile East of County Line Road or 6 miles West of State Route 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The Wiltse family has been growing and selling quality vegetables for four generations. We start the season out with greenhouse products that consists of all sorts of annuals, vegetables and perennials - hanging baskets and planters, mulch, landscaping materials and services. We start picking Asparagus in the spring then will open our U-pick strawberry patch and following with our vegetables and finish with a variety of fall items including hardy fall mums, fall squash and our U-pick pumpkin patch. We are truly a family farm!. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: February 09, 2011)
  • Windy Acres - Pick-Your-Own pumpkins Fall festival
    37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL 60134. Directions: one quarter mile west of Randall Road, on the north side of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. Open 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, weekends.   Also, cornstalks, vegetables, gourds, squash, straw bales, fall mums, jams and jellies, apples, cider, honey, Halloween toys, huge 100 lb pumpkins.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)

Kankakee County

  • Jone's Farm - Pumpkins, corn maze, haunted trail
    7705 W. Rt. 17, Kankakee, IL 60901. Phone: 815- 939-2000.
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2008:
    "I liked it fine. The stuff wasn't scary at all..just your typical pumpkin patch stuff. They rent costumes and make delicious home made candy and fudge. There is a corn maze and a haunted trail there. Also a haunted house but I'm not sure if it's only for groups. They are only open in October. They have porta pottys. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 04, 2008)
  • Kankakee Valley Park District - corn maze
    893 West Station Street, Kankakee, IL. Phone: 815-935-6513 or 815-939-1311. Special programs and attractions, camps, corn mazes, Splash Valley, Oak Orthopedic Ice Arena and events offered throughout the year.
  • Vana's Pumpkin Land - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7705 W Rt17, Kankakee, IL 60901. Phone: 815-939-2000. Open: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm. Directions: 7 miles West of Kankakee on Route 17. And for a map to our farm, click here. In October, Pumpkin Land is open every day. On Sat & Sun, Pumpkin Land holds its Fall Festival weekends. Each weekend feature a different special attraction. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Gourds, jack-be-little, white pumpkins, bird houses, banana squash, and so forth. (ADDED: October 18, 2008)

Kendall County

  • Andersons FUN-E Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail,
    508 Il 126, Plainfield, IL 60453. Phone: 888-352-5837. Email: andersonsfunefarm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm from September 28 to October 30; Haunted hayrides is open Thursday to Sunday from dusk to 10pm, Later is possible from October 1 to the 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 22, 2013)
  • Kellers Farmstand Oswego - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides,
    2500 Johnson Road, Oswego, IL 60543. Phone: 630-219-8194. Open: Farmstand open 12 pm to 6 Monday - Friday Corn Maze and family activities weekends only - Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 7 closing for season on Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 10, 2008) (UPDATED: October 27, 2008) (UPDATED: October 17, 2012)
  • Zuidema Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce
    14313 us Hwy 52, Newark, IL 60541. Phone: 815-736-6538. Email: zuidemafarms1@yahoo.com. Directions: We are 19 miles West of I 55 on Route 52. Also 6 miles West of Route 47 on Route 52. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November. Open: It is a self help stand and we have brown eggs year round. July thru September we offer vegetables. In the fall we offer squashes, pumpkins, potatoes, Indian corn, corn stalks. Payment: Cash, only. We sell fresh brown eggs all year long. We have a vegetable stand, pumpkins, squash, corn stalks, Indian corn. It is a self serve stand.

Lake County

  • Didier Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, pig races, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    16678 W. Aptakisic Road, Prairie View/lincolnshire, IL 60069. Phone: 847-634-3291. Fax: 847-634-3298. Email: didierfarms@didierfarms.com. Open: Didier Farms Pumpkinfest - September 22, 2012 to October 31, 2012; Hours Farmstand open from 9 am to 7 pm, Daily; Activities Run Weekends from 10 am to 5 pm; Activities Run Weekdays 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 2 miles east of Route 83 on Aptakisic Road or 2 miles west of Route 21 on Aptakisic Road. Located on the northeast corner of Aptakisic Road and Buffalo Grove Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Hayrides, pony rides, exotic petting zoo, corn maze, kiddie rides, crafts, baby chicks, educational farming display, Pumpkin Patch Cafe, homemade apple and pumpkin donuts, fall produce, bake shop. Weekends only: New pig races! Horse drawn hayrides, Andersons Chocolates. School groups weekdays. Birthday parties daily. More: open spring for plants, summer for vegetables, fall for pumpkins, etc.  Quite a lot more; check out their website!  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: September 20, 2012)(UPDATED: July 21, 2011)
  • Ethels Place - Pumpkins
    20475 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60074. Phone: 847-726-8080. Also, straw, cornstalks, Indian corn, Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, garland
  • Hoffman's Garden Center - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, restrooms, pony rides, petting zoo
    30699 North US Highway 12, Volo, IL 60073. Phone: (815) 344-1990. Fax: 847-566-7298. Email us at: luckygail8@aol.com. Directions: On Il. Route 12, 3/4 of a mile south of route 120, on the East side of Route 12. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday through Friday open 8-6. Saturday 8-5, Sunday 8-4 Corn maze is open from Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We grow our own.
  • Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan, IL 60087. Phone: 847-662-5733. Email: FallHarvst@aol.com. Open: Daily September 1 through November 6; Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 8pm; Friday 12pm to 11pm; Saturday 10am to 11pm; Sunday 10am to 7pm; Weekday morning hours are available for school groups; Extended hours on Columbus Day weekend, please see our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located 10 minutes northeast of Gurnee Mills and Six Flags. Click here for a map. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Family fun and agriculture education rolled into one great farm. Pumpkins, corn stalks, Indian corn, straw bales, honey, squash, fall decorations available mid September through Halloween. Some pumpkins available in November. Groups, school tours, Scouts & youth groups are welcome with reservations. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: September 22, 2010)
  • Mini Earth Greenhouses - pumpkins, gourds.
    Peterson rd, Grayslake, IL, 60030. Phone: 847-223-7282. Payment: Visa, Mastercard, cash. Open: fall hours are 8-6 Monday to fri. and 9-5 Saturday and sun. A visitor writes: "They also grow thousand of annuals and perennials. They were just a small grower that is open to the public that's growing every day. They grow everything there! They have something new all the time. They have a vegetable stand with tomatoes, onions, pickles, cucumbers, 5 different squash, peppers, eggplant, bi color sweet corn and much more! they grow and sell 6 regular types of pumpkins, 11 specialty pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, fall planters, a wide selection of hardy mums, winter pansies and lots of other great things."
  • Patch 22, Ltd Pumpkins + Pony rides - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15900 W Kelly Rd NW corner of Highway 41 and Kelly Rd, Wadsworth, IL 60083. Phone: 847-336-0120. Alternate Phone: 847-815-5579. Fax: 847-336-0145. Email: patch-22@live.com. Open: October hours for the general public Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm field trip reservations during the week for groups of 20 or more. Directions: located on Highway 41, just north of Wadsworth Road, turn west on Kelly Road. Click here for a map and directions. Saturdays + Sundays 10am to 5pm throughout October for pumpkins, straw bales corn stalks Pony rides + hayrides also available other times by reservations for groups of 20 or more book early for field trips, we fill up fast. Payment: Cash, only. also available for delivery: we offer handwalked pony rides Barnyard Buddies petting farm hayrides. (ADDED: September 21, 2009)
  • Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins
    15 N 272 Old Sutton Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Phone: 847-426-0260. Directions: I-90 to Exit 59. Turn Right to first stop light (Rte. 72). Turn left on 72 to 1st stop light, turn right to Sutton Road. Open 9 am to 6 pm daily until October 31.
  • Stade's Farm & Market - , restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, tours of the operation, group tours
    3709 W Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60051. Phone: 815-675-6396. Email: staehlys@att.net. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . Lots to do: Happy Harvester, Giant Sandbox, Zip-line for Kids, Fruit Punch Rope Maze, Barrel Train, Bovine Befuddlement Maze, Climbing Web, Corn Cannons, Corn Maze, Corn Play Area (now with separate corn bins for younger and older kids), Duck Races, Expanded Slide Mountain, Giant Jumping Pillow, Horsey Races, Inflatables, Observation Bridge, Our Famous Pumpkin Cannon, Pedal Cars, Petting Zoo with Goat Bridge, Tractor-Tire Pyramid, Tractor-Tire Swings, U-Pick Pumpkins (free hayride to and from the patch), Veggie Cars.  Separate pay-as-you-go Attractions Include ..., Frank the Combine (20-minute farm tour - $5.00), Pony Rides ($3.00) ... Plus Food and Other Goodies, Crafters, Homemade Apple Cider Donuts, Fresh-baked Pies, Fresh Produce, Fall Decorations, and MUCH MORE!(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 21, 2013)
  • Susanna Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting
    24153 W. Townline Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Phone: 847-838-0798. Email us at: eheff10@hotmail.com. Directions: From I94, ake Route 132 West (Grand Avenue) approximately 7 miles to Route 83. Turn right (north) on Route 83 for 2 miles to Townline Road. Turn left on Townline Road, farm is on your left about 3/4 of a mile. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Family Harvest Days open weekends from September 30th through October 29th 2006, plus Columbus Day, October 9th. We are open 10 am to 6:00 p.m. Payment: Cash, only. Also have kiddie corn maze, face painting and farm animals for viewing - horses, pigs, chickens. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
  • Volo Auto Museum Fall Fest - Halloween themed Haunted Trolley Rides with Ghost stories based on ACTUAL FACTS of Volo History and Hauntings, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, school tours
    27582 Volo Village Rd, volo, IL 60073. Phone: 815-385-3644. Email: brian@volocars.com. Open: The Fall Fest is ONE DAY ONLY; October 8th in 2011, butthe museum is open 10 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover . Volo Auto Museum is an attraction built from an old 1848 dairy farm. The original farm house is a private residence and the barn was converted to an antique mall. The rest of the property was developed into an auto museum. The old barn was featured on Discovery Channel because it is haunted. The museum is running a Trolley Tour that is about 1 hour long and has two stops, one of which is the haunted barn for a chilling presentation. They are also having their Fall Fest on Oct. 8th which will be a gathering of about 30 - 50 craft vendors, live music, collector car cruise-in and outdoor grill. The property is beautifully landscaped and is the ideal place to enjoy the fall colors! (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 20, 2011)
    A visitor writes on September 20, 2011: "It\'s amazing! Great way to spend the whole day with the entire family!"

LaSalle County

  • Country Pond Gardens - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, school tours
    2190 N 45th Road, Leland, IL 60531. Phone: 815-495-9200. Email: garden.countryponds@gmail.com. Open: Friday, from 1 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; CSA by appointment. Directions: Go 2 miles south from the intersection of Route 34 and Route 23 north on East 22nd road to the Stop Sign at North 45th road. The farm is directly in front of you, turn right on to North 45th road to enter the farm driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 26, 2012)
  • Grandpa Joe's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms
    3143 East 8th Road, Utica, IL 61373. Phone: 1-815-667-4250. Alternate Phone: 1-815-761-0364. Open: every day from 8 am to 7 pm from September 12 until October 30. Directions: We are located 1 mile north of Interstate 80 at the Utica exit on Route 178. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We offer over twenty different varieties of specialty pumpkins from all over the world in addition to our traditional jack-o-lantern pumpkins. We also grow table squash, broom corn, gourds, Indian corn and have straw bales and corn stalk bundles for sale. (ADDED: September 15, 2010)
  • Guelde Strawberries - pumpkins
    4779 E 1525th Rd, Earlville, IL 60518. Phone: (815) 246-9609 Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May, June, July, September, October. Our hours are: 7 Days a week, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, weather permitting. Hours, Season, Info, Prices, Map.
  • Land of Oz Corn Maze - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    3262 E. 1951 Road, Ottawa, IL 61350. Phone: 815-488-5000. Alternate Phone: 815-434-4409. Fax: 815-434-4409. Email: cfcnci@att.net. Open: Fridays - 5 pm until dark Saturdays and Sundays - Noon until dark Other times by reservation Night Hikes—$7;00 per person Advance registration only! Must have at least 6 people! Admission - $5;00 Children 5 and under free.
    Directions: Take Illinois Route 23 north from Ottawa off of I-80 to Dayton Road. Turn right (east) and go two miles. Turn left at East 19th Road and follow the signs to the Land Of Oz Corn Maze. Also look for the blue State Tourist Attraction signs on Route 23 and 71. Corn maze schedule (Weather Permitting) Weekends—August 29—October 25, 2009 Reservations for groups recommended; This maze is a Camp Fire USA North Central Illinois Council fundraiser. Payment: Cash, only. The maze trail is built in ten fabulous acres of field corn. It was painstakingly marked out and mowed by a local farmer just for your amusement. Bring your friends - bring your family and have a blast as you explore all the possibilities of trying to find your way through the corn maze. Visit this Autumn for pumpkin picking at our patch! Fall Decorations Also Available.
    (ADDED: September 22, 2009)

Livingston County

  • Jones Country Gardens - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    22055 North 800 East Road, Pontiac, IL 61764. Phone: 815-358-2585. Fax: 815-358-2585. Email: jonescountrygardens@yahoo.com. Directions: From North: Route 23 to Cornell; go 1 block past Casey's Convenience store and turn right on 6th street; go 5 miles to stop sign at County Road 800; turn left; go 1/2 mile to greenhouse on right. From South: Take I-55 North to Route 116(Pontiac/Flanagan)Exit; go West to Graymont. Turn right on Country Road 800 in Graymont; go 5 miles to greenhouse on left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Daily 10 am to 6 pm. Fall Program starts late September and runs through October 31; Hay rides to the Pumpkin field on weekends and Columbus Day. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. In the Fall we turn our beautiful wooded area into Pumpkinland where storybook scenes are set up. SpongeBob Squarepants and his Pineapple House, Winnie the Pooh and his Tree House, the Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake and her Strawberry House and Thomas the Train are just SOME of the scenes you'll see in Pumpkinland. Other areas of fun activities in Pumpkinland are: The Straw Tunnel, The Tile Tunnel, Lil' Tractor ride and Treasure Hunt. In 2008, Entry to Pumpkinland (includes hayrides on weekends) is $3.00, age 2 and under are free. (ADDED: September 16, 2008)

Marshall County

  • Schneider Orchard - fresh apples, pumpkins
    1036 County Road, 1150 North; Henry, IL 61537. Directions: 2 miles South of Henry on Rte 29, West 2 miles. Watch for signs.
  • Tanner's Orchard, Ltd. - PYO apples, pumpkins, cornmaze
    740 State Route 40, Speer, IL 61479. Phone: (309) 493-5442. Email: info@tannersorchard.com. Open: Click here for dates and hours. Directions: 20 miles north of Peoria on Rte. 40; by south Junction of Rte. 40 & 17. Corn maze admission is $5 per person. Call for group pricing. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight when you come on Saturday nights! U - pick Apples and Pumpkins: apples start on September 10th and run thru October 12th. The U-pick pumpkins runs thru the month of October. Covered wagons are available on weekends to take you and your family out to the orchard and pumpkin patch. Fresh homemade Kettle Corn will be available every weekend starting September 4th. It is available in the market during the week. On weekends in September and October, we have grilled hot dogs, brats, porkchop or ribeye sandwiches. Visit the Old Market Eatery on top of the hill for lunch. You can pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch or from our pumpkin fence, located in front of the market along with our flowering mums. Your children will have fun running thru the squash maze or playing on Great Grandpa's Wooden train. (UPDATED: October 26, 2011, from their website)
    A visitor writes on September 16, 2012:
    "I have been going to Tanner's since I was a little girl and now take time out to drive my family a fair distance to visit them every year. We absolutely love the variety of activities, food choices, market items and fun we have when there. I have also taken my girl scouts to do their tour for kids, however they are strict in scheduling these only during their designated time. The tour is a great option and provides a lot. Covered wagon rides out to the orchard and pumpkin patch, samples of donuts and cider (1 donut per person and Gallon(s) of cider, color books, behind scene tour of packing, storing, cider making areas, etc. plus access to the back 40 activity/playground area is included in the price. "
    A visitor writes on November 18, 2009:
    "Tanners Orchard has become a family destination with fresh apples and pumpkins, a bakery, a large county farm market, wagon rides to the orchard for pick your own fruit, a corn maze and a children's playground with farm animals. I have a blast every time I visit Tanners Orchard. The people are friendly, the food is good, and the price is right. And it's fun! My husband and I are addicted and visit frequently every year."

McHenry County

  • All Seasons Orchard - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, cow train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, pig races, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Bounce house, Jumping pillow, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, Inflatables/bounce house, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    14510 Il Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-5637. Email: info@allseasonsorchard.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday, Labor Day and Columbus Day from 10am to 6pm; See website for more details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Chicago. Take I-90 West towards O’Hare/Rockford. Exit on IL-47 toward Woodstock. Take a right onto IL-47N and continue for approximately 9 miles. When you see IL-176E (right turn), keep continuing on IL-47N. The next stoplight is IL-176W, turn left. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. All Seasons is located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze opens Labor Day weekend; Pumpkin patch opens mid-September. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 09, 2013) (UPDATED: April 05, 2010)
  • Cody's Farm - pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides
    19502 River Road, Marengo, IL 60152. Phone: (815) 568-7976. Alternate phone: (815) 276-3799. Email: codysfarmfreshvegetables@yahoo.com. There is a Pumpkin Festival, every weekend in October.  There is also an Autumn Drive with home grown vegetables/pumpkins, Fall decorations, plenty to eat, barrel rides, corn box, corn maze, pumpkin launcher, Children's tractor track, antique tractors, music and many craftors.  In the Spring, they have a Strawberry Festival in the middle of June (exact date TBD); U Pick will be available. Please email us and we will send you the exact date when it is determined. (ADDED: April 29, 2010, from their website) (UPDATED: July 01, 2011)
    A visitor writes on October 02, 2011: "Excellent little farm. Went on Saturday 10/01--not crowded at all! Delicious apple donuts, cider and good looking produce, especially pumpkins. Reasonable prices. They carry a few crafts and goat milk bath products. I will be back for the Autumn Drive!"
  • Dave's Pumpkins - Jack 'O Lantern pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, gourds, specialty gourds, winter squash, corn shocks, straw, Indian corn, bittersweet, pie pumpkins, crafts
    9112 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: 847-217-7767. Email: dave@davespumpkins.com. Directions: 2 miles west of Randall Road on Algonquin Road; OR 3 miles east of Route 47 on Algonquin Road; Located on north side of road. Map. Open: daily from mid September through October 31, 8 am to 6 pm. 2013 pumpkin price: $6 any size (UPDATED: September 24, 2013)
  • Davidson's Giant Pumkins - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, restrooms, farm animals
    21605 Streit Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-943-7042. Email: slackrobo@peoplepc.com. Open: 9 am to 9 pm, 7days a week. Directions: route 14 west to streit road make left 1mile to route 23 on corner of Streit and Route 23. Click here for a map and directions. open from 9am to 9pm Early birds welcome, Nightowls welcome. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 02, 2009)
  • Grizzy's Pumpkins
    Rte. 20 and Coral Road, Marengo, IL 60152. Phone: 815-923-4250. Email: lgrismer@mc.net. Directions: from Chicago take I-90 West to Rte. 20 (Marengo Exit). West 4 miles to Pumpkin Farm or from Rte. 47 in Huntley,take Main Street West to first Stop sign then right to Rte.20 then right on Rte 20 to Pumpkin Farm. Open October 1 - October 31. Pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, gourds.
  • Harms Farm Garden Cntr - Pick your own pumpkins. 
    4727 W Crystal Lake Rd, McHenry, IL. Pumpkins, fresh fruit, apples, petting zoo, spook house, pumpkin x-press ride, crafts, weekend events, Christmas trees and crafts. Open seasonal times. 8am to 8PM. Call in advance. Phone: 815-385-5385. 
  • Koehn's Farm - Pumpkins, Full Petting Zoo, Pony  Rides, Sweet Corn and other various homegrown veggies
    414 South Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Phone: 815-344-1810. Directions: West of route 31 & north of wool valley road on Crystal Lake Road. Open: for vegetables mid-July through end October Open for pumpkins end of September through end October Monday to Sun 9-6. 
  • Meadow View Corn Maze - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, Corn kernel pit, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    17020 Streit Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-482-0908. Email: info@meadowviewmaze.com.
     Open: September 2nd - October 30th. Open: Friday from 5pm to 11pm; Saturday from 11am to 11pm; Sunday from 12pm to 10pm; and  Monday to Thursday by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. The pick-your-own pumpkin patch officially opens Sept 23rd; If pumpkins are available prior to then, picking will begin earlier. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have lots of special events for the whole family - Awana weekend, Family Fun weekend, Touch a Truck, Scout weekend, and more! We also offer a Haunted Maze and Haunted Hayride on October 21-23 and 28-30. . Check out our event schedule link on our home page. Come on down to the farm to have fun at Meadow View!. (UPDATED: July 24, 2011)
  • Prairie Sky Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, school tours
    4914 North Union, Union, IL 60180. Phone: (815) 923-4834. Open: Everyday 10am to 5pm, Labor Day weekend to October 31. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Free admission. Please no pets in orchards. No picnic facilities. Orchard tours for school, troop, or groups are on Thursday's, please call to reserve your spot. Giant pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, pie pumpkins, white pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, gourds, squash, and mums. (UPDATED: August 29, 2010).
    A visitor writes on October 02, 2009:
    "Staff was wonderful and I am sure that my family and I will be going back for years to come. Thanks, Rachel" UPDATED: October 02, 2009)
  • Red Barn Farm Market - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted house, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    3500 South Route 47, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815 338 2965. Alternate Phone: 815 338 4343. Fax: 815 338 2965. Email: cskerke@hotmail.com. Open: September 24 through October 30, store hours 8am to 6pm daily, children's activities 10am to 5pm daily, Mom's kitchen, balloon typhoon and musical entertainment on weekends only School tours and birthday parties on weekdays only from 8am to 4 pm. Directions: On east side of Route 47 between Route 176 and Route 14, Woodstock. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Produce available for sale: gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, corn stalks, hay bales, fall and Halloween decorations,pumpkin pie, and of course, pumpkins of all kinds. (ADDED: August 19, 2011)
  • Richardson Corn Maze, LLC.,  - corn maze, group wagon rides, pumpkins (in season) and free campfires.
    9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove, Illinois 60081. Phone: 815-675-9729. Email: treefarm@wishcom.net. Directions: Spring Grove is on Route 12 about 6 miles west of Fox Lake. Spring Grove State Bank is at the corner and also a strip mall with a bar, restaurant, etc. Turn north on Richardson Rd. and go about 2 miles to our farm.  Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates.  24 acres, divided into three separate sections of varying challenge. Two bridges connect the mazes, and 20 checkpoints within the three sections will take guests up to three hours to discover A soybean maze will entertain the pre-school
    crowd along with the 4-H Petting Zoo which is open September 18 through October 31; Saturdays (11am-4:30pm) and Sundays (12pm-4pm). We also offer snacks (hot food starting Labor Day weekend),  Clean porta-potties are available when you start or finish your amazing trek.  (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website)
    A visitor writes on October 18, 2010: "This place was expensive! I have never spent so much money just to get in and the prices on some of the food items were beyond insane. There were a lot of fun things for my 2 and 4 year old to do, but the place was overrun with teenagers who were actually playing in the areas meant for the younger children despite numerous activities that would have been more appropriate. Needless to say, we did not get our money's worth. I would suggest that anyone with young children go here while older children are in school and be prepared to pay more than most other places to get in."
  • Royal Oak Farm Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-648-4141. Fax: 815-648-4821. Email: service@royaloakfarmorchard.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Updates: Click here for updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm U - Pick closes at 5:00 pm Closed on Sunday.
    Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Raspberries: August 1 to October 15 or first heavy frost Blackberries: September 15 to October 31 or first heavy frost Apples: August 15 to November 15 Pumpkins: September 15 to November 15 or first heavy frost. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. No admission fee Monday to Friday $3.00 Admission fee per car Saturdays, Labor Day and Columbus Day Rides in the Entertainment Area include Royal Oak Express, Royal Oak Carousel and Orchard Tours. Each require a $2.50 token. Free Playground and Petting Zoo. Group Tours and School Tours available by appointment Monday to Friday. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: October 07, 2008)
  • Stade's Farm and Market - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo
    3709 West Miller Road, Mchenry, IL 60051. Phone: 815-675-6396. Email: veggies@stadesfarmandmarket.com. Open: Daily from 9am to 6pm mid September through end of October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Our main farm market on Miller Road is open from the beginning of May to the end of October; Our farm market on Ringwood Road and McCullom Lake Road opens when the sweet corn is ready; UPick strawberries are available from mid June to mid July; Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, runs from mid September through the end of October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Join us every Sunday morning at 10:00am from the first Sunday in June through the end of October for outdoor contemporary Christian worship, prayer, and praise at the farm. Every Sunday, worship is led by a different local congregation. See the Worship page on our web site for our schedule. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: June 18, 2009)
  • Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouses, Inc. - pumpkins, corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin  patch, , farm market
    10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: (847) 669-3421. Email: info@tomsfarmmarket.com. Open: 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Pick-Your-Own pumpkins on weekends only.   Directions: North on Randall Road to Algonquin Road, turn left (west) 3-one half miles. Located on north side of road OR north on Route 47 to Algonquin Road, turn right (east), go 1-one half miles. Located on north side of road. We have U-pick strawberries in June, and Our market is always filled with a delicious aroma that can be smelled right after walking through the door. Our famous pies, cookies, scones and home- made breads are tasty and baked fresh every day. As the season changes, so do our bakery items. For our Fall Fest in September and October, we he have our famous apple cake that is applelicious! November we begin taking orders for our Thanksgiving pies. Call our bakery, to place an order. We are open during the Holiday Season so you can purchase pies and our specialty breads (eggnog teacake, cranberry walnut or our miniature fruit cake).  In the Fall, we have a 5 Acre Corn Maze, Straw Mounds, Petting Zoo, Bunny Village, Goat Walk, Wooden Train/School Bus/Tractor, Spider Web. Also,* Additional tickets required for
    Pumpkin Barrel Ride * ($2.00), Face Painting * ($3.00), Giant Pumpkin Jumper * ($2.00), Giant Inflatable Train * ($1.00), Pony Rides * ($4.00)(not available 9/29 and 9/30), Tom's Chucker * ($3.00). (UPDATED: June 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Von Bergen's Country Market - All homegrown on our farm, hand picked in-season vegetables including, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cucumbers, green/red/yellow peppers, specialty peppers, beets, zucchini and other summer squash and more. We also grow our own muskmelons, honeydew melons, watermelons, and carry fresh fruit from Michigan and Wisconsin.
    9805 Route 173, Hebron, IL 60034. Phone: 815-648-2332. Email: vbacres@hotmail.com. Directions: Located on IL Route 173 6 miles West of Route 12 in Richmond or 2 miles East of Hebron. Open: We are open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm everyday between mid-July thru October 31. Some produce available after hours.

Will County

  • Bengtston Pumpkin Farm - U-pick pumpkin farm, hayrides, pony rides, corn maze, hay rides, pig races, and more
    13341 West 151 St, Lockport, IL.  Phone: 708-301-3276. Open: October 10am to 8PM. Admission charged. Tractor pulled Hayrack ride, pumpkins (of course!), a completely animated Haunted Barn, a giggling animated Fun Barn, the "famous" action-packed Pig Races (running 10x a day on the 1/2 hour),an adorable Petting & Feeding Zoo, The Giant Crazy Corn Maizey & Pony Rides. Enjoy a variety of entertaining animation throughout the barnyard and farm. Sing along with the animated singing chickens at "The Grand Ole' Poultry", The Pumpkin Launcher, the Flying Frogs ride, a Train Ride, "The See-Through Skeleton Band" playing daily, Farm Animals, Straw Tunnel, the Honey Pots T-Cup ride, Pony Rides, the Frog Hopper Ride, "Moulin Rouge Chickens on a Hot Tin Roof. Be sure to see the all new animated "Prairie Dogs" performing live at the Pig Races 10x daily! Also farm animals, custom shop and concession stand.  (Occasionally misspelled "Bengston" or "Bengston's") (UPDATED: October 10, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: February 17, 2009)
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2009: "I will agree this place is OVERLY commercialized..I have been here once before, and while it is "nice", it is ridiculously overpriced..I mean to pay $30.00 (could be a little more) just for myself, husband and daughter to walk THRU THE DOOR, not including the prices of pumpkins or other things..it's ridiculous..There are plenty of pumpkin patches in the chicagoland area with nearly the same amentities that don't charge an entrance fee anywhere near to that magnitude, or don't charge an entrance fee at all..Bengtston's Pumpkin Patch is WAY overpriced..save your money for the actual pumpkins or other things you want to buy and not ridiculous profits into their own pockets."
    A visitor writes on October 06, 2009: "I live behind this farm - it has changed alot in the last 10 years - it is now very commercial and expensive. They haven't had a u-pick section in years, they no longer grow their own pumpkins at all, they are shipped in. The "hay-rides" don't have any hay-its just a tractor pulled people-mover.
    A visitor writes on February 17, 2009: "I absolutely love this place... They have tons of stuff here like a hayride that takes you out to the pumpkin patch, a haunted barn, a fun barn, a halloween shop, pig races, a corn maze, many animated displays, rides, food, a pumpkin launcher, pony rides, a petting zoo, fake cows you can milk, and more. It is definitely the most popular pumpkin farm in the Cook County area and was even voted the best pumpkin farm in the chicagoland area. I have been going here with my family for close to 20 years now and it is honestly one of my favorite places in the world. There is a wide variety of activities and it is just a wonderful atmosphere(although it does get very crowded at times). I love watching the animated scenes and the pig races are also entertaining. The haunted barn has some really cool scenes as well. The fun barn is great for younger kids."
    A visitor writes on July 17, 2008: "Bengston's is very commercial. While there may be some u-pick pumpkins mainly there are just big piles of pumpkins that we doubted were grown there. If you are looking for an old fashioned lazy farm atmosphere this is not it. It is just an expensive mechanical mayhem.  My family and I were very disappointed with our visit to pick apples. We were each charged a "field fee" of $3 a person PLUS the cost of our apples. We had to pay $12 before we even picked an apple! My husband was so outraged he wanted to leave but we had already promised our 3 and 5 year old children we were picking apples. The only varieties they had were standard "store type" kinds like Braeburn and Delicious. The trip ended up costing us close to $40 for 2 bags of apples. Never go again!"
  • Butterprint Farm Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties
    243 S./ Th Avenue, Monee, IL 60449. Phone: 708-534-8801. Open: Monday to Friday to registered groups only from am till 6pm, September 24 to October 31; We will be closed to the general public. Directions: The Butterprint Farm is easy to get to. From the north, take I57 south to the Monee-Manhattan exit. Take Monee-Manhattan road west for 3 miles then north on 80th Avenue for just under a mile and you are here!Easy to follow directions are found on our website at Butterprintfarm.com as well. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Groups are encouraged to come to the Historic Butterprint Farm this Fall for pumpkin picking. Our fun filled educational tours can not be found elsewhere! Crow Family puppet shows,farm demonstrations, petting zoo,early Stassen Farmstead, hike the Butterprint Prairie,get up close and personal with wild animals in the learning center.Take a 3/4 mile scenic Hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin from the vine Lunch facilities are available inside and out! So register your group today!. (UPDATED: September 18, 2012) (UPDATED: August 14, 2009)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Dollinger Family Farm - pumpkins and fall decorations
    7420 E. Hansel Road, Minooka, IL 60447. Phone: 815-467-6766 or 815-467-4698. Email: info@dollingerfarms.com. Our farm has been in the family since 1852. We invite you to come and share our farm during Pumpkin Season and for the Antique Steam and Tractor Show. Come and find your perfect pumpkin for carving, decorating, or making a pie. Whether you like fat ones, tall ones, round, smooth or warty, Dollinger Family Farm has the pumpkin for you. Prices range from $1 to $9 depending on size. We also have apples, Indian Corn, gourds, squash, corn shocks, straw bales and mini pumpkins. open September 25th to October 31.
  • Garden Patch Farms & Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, straw maze, hayrack rides
    14154 W. 159th Street , Homer Glen, IL 60491. Phone: 708-301-7720. Email us at: sales@gardenpatchfarms.com. Directions: garden patch is located on 159th Street (Route 7) 1 mile east of Cedar Road and 1 mile west of Parker Road in Homer Glen, Illinois. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday thru Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm specific harvesting dates are provided at our web-site events calendar. Fall activities include pumpkins, jump castle and straw maze, hayrack rides. Many other fruits and vegetables, unusual included, available at fruit stand.
  • Heap's Giant Pumpkins - Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, , snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447. Phone: (815) 475-7373. Email: heapfarms@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week through October 31st; Pumpkin Farm Hours: 7 days a week 9AM to 7 PM; Corn Maze Hours: 7 days a week 9AM to 5 PM; Hay Ride Hours: Weekends only 10 AM to 5 PM (Starting Sept. 25th). See this page for most current information. Directions:  Our farm is located seven miles west of I-55 on US-52 Exit (253). From Route 80 get off at the Minooka Exit (122) and take Ridge Road North 3.5 miles. Next, turn left on US-52 and go four miles. We have over 25 acres of pumpkins! Pre-picked pumpkins are available on site or you can take U-Pick Hay Ride to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin.  Payment: Cash, Check . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 26, 2010)
  • Johansen Farms Petting Zoo - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    710 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Phone: 630-759-8711. Alternate Phone: 630-739-7587. Fax: 630-739-7657. Email: JOHANSEN_I@SBCGLOBAL.NET. Open: Monday to Sunday 9am TO 7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Chicagoland's pumpkin farm and children's zoo for kids and families  has fun rides and events that make great memories: a bakery with great pies, a petting zoo with friendly animals, rides and mazes for all ages and lots of treats and gifts for everyone. You pay one price for all activities—do them once or a hundred times! Walk through our giant patch of over 25,000 pumpkins on your way to the children's zoo, where over 500 animals await you inside. Watch your child’s face light up at the experience of holding a baby chick, playing with a goat, riding a pony, or jumping on a hayride. Hop aboard a train ride or try to find your way through our amazing corn maze! Weather Permitting. (UPDATED: August 14, 2013) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 03, 2009)
    A visitor writes on October 20, 2012:
    "I decided to try Johansen Pumpkin Patch today after researching on your and there personal website. My son and I had a GREAT time and what I have found to be most 'bang for your buck'. Although we missed going to the field to pick our own pumpkin we enjoyed finding one from the large variety offered. After that we moved on to the petting zoo area which is $10.50 unlimited except pony rides. The petting zoo was fantastic. My son and I enjoyed most holding the baby chicks. There are so adorable and so many different ones. One side had the really small babies and other side were probably just few weeks older. We each held at least ten. Then we moved on the petting and feeding the friendly goats, sheeps, and lamps. Mama pig and piglets, donkey, birds, chickens, and turkeys were fun to look at-sorry no petting these animals. Overrall the animals and property looked well cared for. There were quite a few rides to choose from for all ages which is unlimited as well. We did the hayride-short circle around ride around the corn field. My son enjoyed bouncy house and inflatable side with the other kids. I like they had 3 slides so no long waits. Unfortunately, we ran out of the time to do the train ride-it was getting cold. Also, we tried few treats such as Apple Cider doughnuts which they kept bringing out fresh. I'm not usually a big fan but these were good. It was nice to samples some of the items they sell like apple and pumpkin pie, pumpkin and banana bread, several different spreads which were all tasty. I was a bit disappointed they different offer a better food selection for the season like kettle or roasted corn. Only hotdogs, nachos, regular popcorn, soda. I highly recommend this pumpkin farm so much to do for the money as they can be quite costly. Great for all ages. Already planning on going again next year:) "
  • Konow's Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo
    16849 S. Cedar Rd., Homer Glen, IL. Phone: 708-301-8845. Email: konows@konowscornmaze.com. Open: September 27- October 30- Everyday 11 am to 7pm. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the Corn Maze. Call for group/school rates. All farm fun-no ghouls, ghosts or goblins. Ask about our evening campfires! Visit our shopping area! Pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, and fall decorations-we have plenty to chose from! Free with admission: Straw Bale Playground-Petting Zoo-Hayrides-Cornfield Bouncer-Huge Corn Pit-Tryke Track-Large Maze-Small Maze for the Kids-Cow Train Express-Jumping Pillow Coupon for $1.00 off each admission up to 6 people (not valid on group/school rates)-Save up to $6.00.
    A visitor writes on October 15, 2009: "Had a blast, has everything, been to all the other farms for years, glad I made it to the best this year! We loved the Giant outdoor Jumping Pillow, Corn Bin Bury yourself, and Simple Hay Bales. Not to mention the Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Cow Trains, Big Trikes, petting zoo, water pump duck races. Great Admission price and price for Hot Dogs, Pizza, and drinks. You and your kids will love it. 5 STARS! I-55 South to I-355 South to US7 (157) East about 1 mile turn right at radio/cell tower, about 1 mile on left.  about 30 minutes from western Cook. Click here for a Google map and directions"
    A visitor writes on October 06, 2009: "Konow's Corn Maze is a fun, more traditional family place and more low key (compared to Bengtston's), with actual hay on their rides and the corn maze can't be topped. They had a corn pit near the concession stand for the kids to play in, not sure if it's still there but the kids love it
    A visitor writes on October 12, 2008:
    "10 Acres of Maze Fun. We are going today-came highly recommended." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 12, 2008)
  • Settler's Pond -Click here to see their listing under Cook County (They are on the Cook/Will county line)
  • Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, wagon rides, haunted house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    17250 South Weber Road, Lockport, IL 60441. Phone: 815-741-2693. Alternate Phone: 815-741-2698. Email: kaity@siegelsfarm.com. Open: September through November on 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Less than an hour anywhere in Chicagoland! Lots of FREE! parking. Located 5 miles south of I-55 on Weber Road (Exit 263) in Crest Hill. Located 5 miles north of Route 80 on Larkin Avenue, Exit 130, go 5 miles north. gps coordinates: latitude 52.075581 longitude 4.541513. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. The Siegel’s have been farming this land for over 100 years. Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is a 4th generation working family farm. Each season there is a different way for you to enjoy visiting our farm and spending time out in the country air. (ADDED: April 17, 2011) (UPDATED: August 16, 2012)
    A visitor writes on August 11, 2014: "Siegel's Cottonwood farm has become a family tradition. We love to go to the farm, see the animals, have a smoked turkey leg, root beer and fresh apple pie. We have been going for 15 years now. Location is great. Parking is free and lots of parking. The staff is so friendly and helpful. We enjoy their produce and the gift store treasures. Our only complaint...it is not open 12 months of the year...but everyone needs downtime. "
    A visitor writes on August 21, 2012: "This place us Awesome! I brought my Grand kids here last year and they had a blast all day. I love how they have an actually pumpkin field were the kids can learn where pumpkins are actually grown and pick them themselves. They also have so many attractions included in the admission which is great. I hate going somewhere having to pay admission but then have to pay for just about everything else that there. This is our new place to go every year in the fall. "
    A visitor writes on September 26, 2010: "I visited Siegel's Cottonwood Farm for the first and only time in Fall 2009. I called first to ask about the corn maze. According to the website and a person on the phone they were open until 6:00. We got there at about 4:00 figuring that 2 hours should be plenty of time. After only 30 minutes in the maze an employ came in and asked us to leave as the maze closes an hour before the rest of the farm. The website should have said that...the woman on the phone could have told us...the woman who sold us the tickets should have told us...and the employee who let us into the maze definitely should have told us! One trip to the manager later, we were allowed back into the maze for another 20 minutes. We will go to a different maze from now on."

Events and festivals:

  • 11th Annual Long Grove Apple Fest  - hosts a bevy of apple-inspired treats.
    Long Grove, IL. Phone: 847-634-0888. Event dates: October 3-5.
  • Fall Fest on the Rock - musical entertainment, antiques and collectibles, and a horseshoe tournament.
    Utica, IL. Phone: 815-626-0025. Event dates: September 27 and 28, between Rock Falls and Sterling in Utica.
  • Apple and Pork Festival - Museum tours, apple and pork delicacies, antiques and live entertainment.
    Clinton, IL. Phone: 217-935-3364. Event dates: September 27 and 28, in Clinton, DeWitt County.
  • Anna’s Apple Festival - old-fashioned rope swing, a 40-foot slide and apple butter-making demonstrations.
    Anna, IL. Phone: 618-833-5533. Event dates: September 27 and 28.

 

Complete Water Bath Canner Kit

This is the same type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce.
This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, six pint jars with lids and rings, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except more jars and lids!
 

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