Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in northwest Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in northwest Illinois, sorted by county. 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.  Most 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 the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for December 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Bureau County

  • Plow Creek Farm - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, watermelons, beans, peas, muskmelon, red raspberries (in fall) and sweet corn. 
    9183 Plow Creek, Unit 10, Tiskilwa, IL 61368. Phone: 815-646-4862. Email: [email protected] Open: in June.
  • Bureau Creek Orchard - Apples, red raspberries, pumpkins
    14180 1800 East St, Princeton, Illinois 61356. Phone: (815)875-6137. Open: 9 am to 6:30 pm daily from August 25 to November. Restrooms on site. Just opened this year in August.

Carroll County

Henry County

  • Country Corner - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    5333 U. S. highway 150, Alpha, IL 61413. Phone: 309-629-2359. Fax: 3096292359. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Halfway between the Illinois Quad Cities and Galesburg, IL. on U.S. highway 150, two miles North of Alpha, IL. Just twenty minutes from the Quad City Airport. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Farm Market Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 7:00pm Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm May 1st; through October 31st Fall Fun Park open on weekend's starting September 13th through October 31st; 11:00am to 7:00pm. Strawberries available mid May to mid June U-Pick Vegetables by appointment July to October U-Pick Raspberries mid July to Mid September U-Pick Pumpkins September 1st to October 31st Corn Maze Open daily late July to October 31st Flashlight Maze by appointment September 1st to October 31st Haunted Maze Friday and Saturday 7pm to 11pm in October Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. U-Pick Hayrack Rides to the Vegetable Garden, Sweet Corn, Indian Corn, Gourd Patch and Pumpkin Patch New this Fall, Featuring our own Corn Cannon, Cow Train, Mini Corn Shock Maze and Mining For Gems along with Special events every weekend starting September 13th.
    A visitor writes on October 08, 2010: "I really like it - it's about 20 min from Galesburg 30 from Quad Cities. (They have)
    petting zoo, corn maze, jump park. hay rack rides, corn cannon, and much more. Pumpkin patch and fresh veggies!!!"
    A visitor writes on October 26, 2009: "We liked it and plan to go every fall, it is 20 minutes from Galesburg IL Knox county."
  • Teresa's Tasty Produce - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    12420 County Highway 5, Atkinson, IL 61235. Phone: 309 936-7792. Alternate Phone: 309 945-7865. Fax: 309 936-7399. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1 to October 31; Corn maze open only on Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm Pumpkin patch open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.

Jo Daviess County

Lee County

  • Anderson's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, porta-potties, inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, school tours
    670 US Route 52, Amboy, IL 61310. Phone: 815-973-8955. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm; until October 31st.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards.

Mercer County

  • Country Corner - pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, much more
    Rt 150, Alpha, IL. Phone: (309) 629-2359. Email: [email protected]. Open: April through October, Every Day: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for directions. Payment: credit cards, cash, check. Restrooms, Picnic area, crops  CC accepted, Petting zoo, u-pick strawberries, raspberries. Fall festival: Haunted corn maze, Kid friendly corn maze, bounce houses, hay rack rides,concessions and much much more!Country Corner grows over 10 acres of pumpkins. Grab our handy little red wagons, or take a u-pick hayrack ride, and head out to the field to find your perfect pumpkins. We grow pumpkins of every size, shape and color-giant pumpkins and itty-bitty pumpkins; tall pumpkins and round pumpkins; orange pumpkins, and pumpkins that are green, red, pink and even blue. Weekdays, you'll also be able to visit our Barnyard Zoo, the 8 Acre Corn Maze, Kids Corn Shock Maze, the Learning Center, Bee Barn and our own Timber Park Playground. You'll also have the opportunity to buy this week's fresh fruits and vegetables at the market
    A visitor writes on September 15, 2011: "Love going every year! my family has such a GREAT time...I was looking for something similar in Peoria and noticed that your site did not have this place listed, and since we love it I thought you should add it...(I believe organic but not certain),"

Ogle County

Putnam County

  • Boggios Orchard and Produce - Corn Maze, Pick Your Own pumpkins and apples,  petting zoo, fresh apple cider, Indian corn, variety of squash, popcorn, and gourds.
    12087 Illinois Hwy 71, Granville, IL, 61326. Phone: 815-339-2245. and Phone: 815/339-2460. Email: [email protected]. Open: SUMMER HOURS Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm Sunday 9am - 5pm. Directions: From the intersection of SR (State Route) 26 and I 80 in Princeton, go east on I 80 for 4.3 miles to Exit 61/I 180. Go south on I 180 for 13.4 miles. At the Connecting Rd. exit, take the ramp for SR 71 and go east 4.9 miles to the market on the right. Open: Daily, July through mid November. Handicap Accessible; Restrooms; Hiking; Picnic area, Fresh picked vegetables and bake items. Our Orchard includes freshly picked produce, bakery, a craft store, livestock farm and local craft shows. Boggio's fruits, vegetables, petting zoo, corn mazes, pony rides and more are truly a joy for everyone in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Children will enjoy our tunnels of fun, petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, go carts and more Our bakery takes pride in making the best Apple Cider Donuts around Every year we host a craft show for local crafters to show off their new craftsNotes about the Christmas season: We are now open till Christmas Eve!!! During the Christmas Season you will find the perfect gift for anyone. We make themed gift baskets, or you can create your own. We carry a large variety of Poinsettias, perfect for the Holiday. We also make custom grave blankets, and wreaths. Get your picture with Santa on the weekends. 
    A visitor writes on October 20, 2012: "I had a blast petting the animals and they have a delicious bakery! "
    A visitor writes on October 08, 2010: "I'm originally from that area so I've been there several times. It's a nice time with the family, but not as big as Tanner's Orchard in Speer, IL "

Rock Island County

  • Adventure Quest - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, haunted trail, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3501 207th Street North, Port Byron, IL 61275. Phone: 309-523-3619. Alternate Phone: 309-523-9430. Fax: 309-523-9419. Email: [email protected]. Open: PUMPKIN PATCH Pick your own pumpkin any day in September and October; Open from 10am to 5pm; Also a selection of Gourds, Indian and Pop Corn and Gift Shop; CLOSED ON MondayS!. Directions: To map quest location use: 3501 207th North, Port Byron, Il 61275 We are not in Port Byron, IL; we are on the frontage road Parallel to interstate I80, on the east side situated between the Mississippi River and Interstate I88. Location is in not in any city, just Rock Island County with a Port Byron mailing address. Click here for a map and directions. September 10th thru October 30 Thursday, Pumkin Patch, indian corn and pop corn maze; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. September Family Days: Select and pick your own pumpkin from the “Pumpkin Patch” Try out the “Popcorn Maze” and pick an Ear for yourself. Enjoy a Zip Line Ride, Pan for Gems, Jump in the Inflatable Games Or Have a Wiener Roast. Saturdays and Sundays in September 10am – 5pm. See website for beginning dates as they change each year. October QC Haunted Forest. Every Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 11pm. We'll scare the Yell out of You. See www.qchauntedforest.com for more information. See website for beginning dates as they change each year.
  • Happy Hollow U-Pick - pumpkins
    17325 - 20th Avenue North, East Moline, IL 61244. Phone: 309/496-1515. Directions: 1 mile north of the Quad City Downs or 1 mile west of the Interstate 80 and 88 interchange. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May, October. Our hours are: Pumpkin Season, 7 days a week from 10-5. We have a Haunted Hovel in conjunction with our local Barstow Volunteer Fire Dept. Voted in the Quad Cities to be the best for the last couple of years. Weekend Evenings in October.
  • Hilltop Greenhouse - pumpkins
    11606 233rd Street West, Illinois City, IL 61259. Phone: 309-791-0411. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Between Muscatine Iowa & Rock Island Illinois. one half Mile north of Illinois City (off of hwy 92) on the national river route. The road out of IL City is called 238th Street and Loud Thunder Road And for a map to our farm, Click here. Our hours are: Pumpkins October 2 &3, 9 & 10 2004 Pumpkins October 2 &3, 9 & 10 2004 We are restoring a 100 year old dairy farm that was originally homesteaded in 1900. We have greenhouse plants from March through June, Culinary Herbs from June through September.
  • Shady Knoll Farm - Pick-Your-Own pumpkins
    3115 Dennhardt Road, East Moline, IL 61244. Directions: I-80 exit 4A west, 1 mile on Rte. 5, right on Hubbard, quick right; or call for directions. Open 10 am to 5 pm daily.

Stark County

  • See Tanner's in Marshall County

Stephenson County

Whiteside County

  • Hop On In Cornfield MAiZE - UPDATE: September 13, 2008:
    The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, petting zoo
    16470 Black Road, Lyndon, IL 61261. Phone: 815-778-4856. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Interstate 88 to Exit 26, go North 1/2 block to Black Road turn East to farm And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: We are open September 22, through October 31st 2006 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. every day, we open by 8:30 a.m weekdays for booked schools or groups Payment: Cash, Check.
  • The Pumpkin Ranch and Corn Maize - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11555 Albany Road, Albany, IL 61230. Phone: 309-887-4550. Email: [email protected]. Open: same. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Please call for direction (309-887-4550) or look at our website for direction. Click here for a map and directions. The Pumpkin Ranch and Corn Maize is open from September 17th through October 31st; The Haunted Corn Maize is on Saturday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Selmi's - corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted house, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1206 Dixon Avenue, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone: 815-626-3830. Fax: 8156266405. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for the Fall Season from October 1 to 31
    st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.

Winnebago County

  • Curran's Orchard - Tart Cherries (on dwarf trees) Apples (on dwarf trees), raspberries, straw maze, hayrides and pumpkins.
    6385 Kilburn Ave. (Rt. 70), , Rockford, IL, 61101. Phone: 815-963-7848 . Email us at: [email protected]. Open for Cherry picking in summer and for Apples in Fall. Raspberries: pick your own in August - October. Tart Cherries, pick your own in late June - early July. Pumpkins, enjoy picking that perfect pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, or chose from our pre-picked pumpkins. Complimentary hay wagon rides through the orchard on weekends. Evening wagon rides for groups (by reservation only). Mini straw bales maze! School Tours! A petting corral with farm animals for the kids to enjoy. A glass observation bee hive in the sales barn with live bees (don't worry, the bees are enclosed in the glass hive). Great tasting jams, apple butter, salad dressings, and real maple syrup. Restrooms & picnic area available. September thru November: 9:00am - 6:00pm, six days a week (closed Mondays). November thru December: 9:00am - 5:00pm, six days a week (closed Mondays).
  • Galesburg Scarecrow Festival - scarecrow contest
    Phone: 800-916-3330. Email: [email protected]. October 4 and 5, in Standish Park, features a scarecrow contest with five categories: historical, whimsical, children's, local business and traditional.  Visitors along the drive vote for the category winners among the hundreds of scarecrows.
  • Lockwood Park Haunted Hayride - scary hayrides
    5209 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL. Phone: 815-987-8809 30-min scary hay rides.
  • Orchard Ridge Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6786 Yale Bridge Rd, Rockton, IL 61072. Phone: 815-629-2220. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours; http://orchardridgefarms;com/our - farms;html. Directions: West of Rockton and Beloit on Yale Bridge Road. Click here for a map and directions. Apples are available early September through October; Pumpkins are ripe around September 15th through October; Cider usually available around September 15th through November. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our property also features two large ponds and a large wooded area with hiking trails. The woods is currently being managed to encourage native species.

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.

 

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