With fall in the air, families start building 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 FarmArea:
35 Miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago
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.
September 24 to October 31, 2016. Daily 9 AM to 6 PM, Halloween Day they are open 9 AM to 3 PM.
Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket. Monday to Friday is $11 each. Saturday and Sunday is $14 each. 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 60010www.goebbertsgardencenter.comBengston’s Pumpkin FarmArea:
32 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago
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.
Open September 17 to October 30, 2016.
Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket,2 years and younger are free. Price varies depending on day of week, from $10 to $17.
Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm
13341 W. 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491www.pumpkinfarm.com
32 Miles Southwest of Downtown Chicago
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 15th thru October 31st, 2016
Everyone 2 and older needs a ticket. Monday to Friday is $9.50 each. Saturday and Sunday is $13.50 each. Location:
710 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440www.johansenfarmszoo.comDidier FarmsArea:
33 Miles Northwest of Downtown ChicagoAttractions:
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 24 to October 31, 2016, 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:
16678 W. Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069www.didierfarms.comKuiper’s Family Farm
57 Miles West of ChicagoAttractions:
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 20 to November 1, 2016. 9 AM to 6 PM on Mondays – Saturdays. Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.Admission:
Everyone 2 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.
Kuiper’s Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151www.kuipersfamilyfarm.comDollinger Pumpkin PatchArea:
53 Miles Southwest of Downtown ChicagoAttractions:
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 19 through October 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
There is no admission fee. However, all activities and rides will require tickets.
Dollinger Pumpkin Patch
7420 E. Hansel Road
Channahon, IL 60410www.dollingerfarms.comSiegel’s Cottonwood Farm
35 Miles Southwest of Downtown ChicagoAttractions:
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.
Everyone 2 and under are free. Monday to Thursday is $11.95. Friday Saturday, Sunday & Columbus Day is 14.95 each. Grandparents enter free with a paid grandchild on Mon - Fridays.Location:
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farms
17250 Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441www.ourpumpkinfarm.comOdyssey Fun Farm
32 Miles Southwest of Downtown ChicagoAttractions:
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. 24th - Oct.31, 2016 from 10am - 6pm. Closed on Mon - Wed Sept 26-28 & Oct 3-5.Admission:
Entrance is $12 per person. Children 2 & under are free. Location:
Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477www.odysseyfunfarm.comStade’s Farm and MarketArea:
60 Miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago
“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:
September 10 to October 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. In September: Fall Festival is only on Saturdays and Sundays. In October: Fall Festival is only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and Columbus Day, October 12th.
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 60051www.stadesfarmandmarket.comAbbey FarmsArea:
38 Miles West of ChicagoAttractions:
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!
September 19 to October 31, 2016. 10 AM to 6 PM daily, closed on Mondays.
Everyone 3 and older needs a ticket. Weekday General Admission is $10.00 (No petting zoo/pony rides, limited concessions). Weekend & Holiday General Admission is $14.00 (Extras: Pony Rides $5, Petting Zoo Feed $1, Pumpkin Chucker).Location:
2855 Hart Road
Aurora, IL 60502www.abbeyfarms.org
Photo Credit: Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm