10 High Energy Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

9/12/2017 8:10:13 AM
10 High Energy Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago - KidTrail Pick
With fall in the air, families start creating traditions with their annual trips to nearby pumpkin patches and fall festivals.  Well, if you are looking for a place that not only provides pumpkins to pick but also tons of kids activities to wear them out enough for an early bedtime, then look no further.  These 10 pumpkin patches near Chicago are filled with high octane fun such as corn mazes, kids zip line, petting zoo, pony rides, rodeo races, pig races and more!  Go early and make a day out of it!  We’re sure the kiddos will be wiped out and sleeping with a smile on their little faces!  Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

Area: 35 Miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions:
In addition to picking out your favorite pumpkin, you can make a day out your visit to Goebbert’s as there is plenty of fun attractions for the whole family. Come see 50 different types of animals in their large Animal Land including exotic animals such as giraffes, kangaroos, llamas, zebras, tigers and even lions! Other attractions include Little Farmers Play Yard, Corn Stalk Maze, Straw Town Maze, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Pig Races, Pumpkin Tunnel, Corn Box, Charlotte’s Web, Corn Hole Game, Ring Toss Game, Weekend Magic Shows, Jumping Pillow, Wagon Ride, Camel Ride, Pony Ride and Haunted House. Also make sure to stop by the Red Barn Cafe & Bakery for some tasty treats, including their famous Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin cookies.

Date/Hours: 
Sept 23rd -October 31st           9am - 6pm
Halloween Day Open   9am - 3pm

Admission:
  Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket.  Monday to Friday is $12 each.  Saturday and Sunday is $15 each. Includes wagon ride. Additional fee for camel rides, pony rides, jumping pillow, wagon ride and haunted house.

Location:
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
40 W Higgins Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
www.goebbertsgardencenter.com

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm

Area:  32 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions:
Mine for gold in their Gemstone and Arrowhead Mining Sluice, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Village, Fun Barn, Camel Rides, Barnyard Animals and Petting Zoo, Tractor Pulled Hayrack Rides, Pumpkin Chucker, Haunted Barn, Pig Races, Jimmy Cracked Corn Box, The Milking Cows, Twirling Honey Pots, 90 Foot Mega Fun Slide, Happy Swing, Flying Frogs Ride, The Hootenanny Railroad and the Frog Hopper.

Date/Hours:
  Open September 15 to October 30, 2017.

Admission:
Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket,2 years and younger are free. Price varies depending on day of week, from $10 to $19.

Location:

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm
13341 W. 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
www.pumpkinfarm.com

Johansen Farms


Area: 32 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions: 
Pumpkin patch with over 25,000 pumpkins, petting zoo with over 500 animals, miniature golf course, inflatable obstacle course, train rides, hay rides, two story air slides, toddler park and pie house/bakery.

Date/Hours: Open daily 9am – 7pm from September 15, 2017 thru October 31st, 2017

Admission:
Everyone 2 and older needs a ticket.  Monday to Friday is $9.50 each. Saturday and Sunday is $13.50 each.  

Location:
Johansen Farms
710 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
www.johansenfarmszoo.com

Didier Farms

Area: 33 Miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions:  During Pumpkinfest, the last week of September and all of October, Didier Farms offers hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, craft area, carousel and an animal land to explore.  New this year, Didier Farms will have an interactive mining sluice where you will be able to pan for precious gems, and take home your treasures. 

Date/Hours: Open daily from September 23 to October 31, 2017, 9 AM to 6 PM.

Admission: There is no admission fee.  However, all activities and rides will require tickets.  Buy tickets at Didier Farms.

Location:
Didier Farms
16678 W. Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
www.didierfarms.com

Kuiper’s Family Farm

Area:
57 Miles West of Chicago

Attractions: Start a family tradition at Kuiper’s Family Farm.  Pumpkin Fest at the farm includes an array of kid’s activities such as pig races, duck races, hay wagon ride, farm animals, jumping pillow, toss games, chalk house, haunted forest and much more! Pig races occur on the weekend, every hour on the hour.

Date/Hours:  Open daily from August 19 to October 31, 2017.  9 AM to 6 PM on Mondays – Saturdays.  Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Admission: Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket.  Monday to Wednesday is $10.99 each.  Thursdays and Fridays is $12.99 each.  Saturday and Sunday is $14.99 each.  

Location:

Kuiper’s Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151
www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com

Dollinger Pumpkin Patch

Area: 53 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions: Find your Perfect Pumpkin at the Dollinger Pumpkin Farm! Free admission includes petting zoo and playground with unique structures and lots of hay to flop in!  Get lost in the 4 acre corn maze, ride a miniature steam train and take a tractor or horse drawn hay ride!  See how bees make honey in the bee barn.  Explore the way Native Americans lived in the tipi, and learn about antique farm equipment in the machine shed.  Gift shop is open all week, and food is available on the weekends.

Date/Hours: Open daily from September 18 through October 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM. 

Admission:
There is no admission fee.  However, all activities and rides will require tickets.  

Location:

Dollinger Pumpkin Patch
7420 E. Hansel Road
Channahon, IL 60410
www.dollingerfarms.com

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Area:
35 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions: Siegel’s Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm is a place to harvest your family memories as your family traditions. Your General Admission includes over 30 unlimited attractions with their all new attractions like Port Cottonwood, Cottonwood Fairy Landing, Cock a Doodle Doo choir, & Siegel’s Sports Ball Zone.  Make sure you come hungry because they have plenty of treats to eat with new food items, like Fish and Chips on a stick, Pulled Pork Parfait, and so much more.  Don’t forget to check out the Newly Upgraded Sniper Zombie Paintball Ride before you leave.

Date/Hours: Open Daily 10am – 6pm till Nov 1st including Columbus Day.

Admission:
Everyone 2 and under are free.  Weekdays is $11.95. Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day is $14.95. Grandparents are free Mon-Fri with a paid grandchild.

Location:
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farms
17250 Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
www.ourpumpkinfarm.com

Odyssey Fun Farm

Area:
32 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions: The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! It boasts a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. The corn maze is 15 acres. It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays their mascot Chipper! Odyssey also has a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! Featured attractions: Zombie Safari Hay Ride, Flashlight Maize, Zip-Line, Giant Inflatable Pillow Jumpy and Rubber Duck Races.

Date/Hours: Open Sept. 23 - Oct. 29, 2017 from 10AM - 6PM. Closed on Sept 26-27 & Oct 3-4.

Admission: Entrance is $12 per person. Children 2 & under are free. 

Location:
Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
www.odysseyfunfarm.com

Stade’s Farm and Market

Area: 60 Miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago

Attractions:
“Shades of Autumn” is the annual Fall Festival at Stade’s Farm & Market. During Shades of Autumn you can experience a day on the farm filled with family fun and forever memories. Not only are pumpkins waiting to be picked out in the patch, but there are plenty of kid’s activities on the farm such as theme park, petting zoo, corn maze, carousel, hamster run, pony rides, corn cannons, duck races, zip line, giant sandbox, climbing wall, pedal cars and more.  Check website for a full list of activities.

Date/Hours: Farm Theme park is open Sept 9 to Oct 29, 2017, 9AM to 6PM.  In September: Fall Theme Park is open only on Saturdays and Sundays.  In October: Fall Theme Park is open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, October 9, 2017.

Admission:
Everyone 2 and under are free. Ticket price is $15 per person and includes unlimited rides in the theme park.

Location:
Stade’s Farm and Market
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051
www.stadesfarmandmarket.com

Abbey Farms

Area: 38 Miles West of Chicago

Attractions: Abbey Farms boasts one of the largest corn mazes in Kane County and has quickly become a favorite among visitors. In addition to pumpkins, Abbey Farms has many farm activities such as water pump duck races, wagon rides, tractor tire climb, teepee town, rope maze, pony rides, pirate ship adventure, petting zoo, pedal cart, lasso challenge, kids zip line, kids crafts, rodeo race and more!  Top it off with some delicious treats from the seasonal bakery and pie shop!  For adults, enjoy a nice beverage in their beer tent!

Date/Hours:
September 23 to October 29, 2017.  10 AM to 6 PM Wed to Fridays, 10 AM to 10 PM on Saturdays, 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays. Park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission:
Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket.  Weekday General Admission (Wed to Fri) is $10.99 (No petting zoo/pony rides, limited concessions). Weekend & Holiday General Admission is $14.99 (Extras: Pony Rides $5, Petting Zoo Feed $1, Pumpkin Chucker). Park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Location:
Abbey Farms
2855 Hart Road
Aurora, IL 60502
www.abbeyfarms.org

Photo Credit:
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

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