Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Fall Festivals in the Area

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall festivals — the suburbs is packed with options come September and October. We've mapped out some of the best spots in the area for a family-friendly day on the farm.

By Amie Schaenzer

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Kane County

Pumpkin Patch: Windy Acres Farm

Hours of Operation: Open daily 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: 37W446 Fabyan Pkwy Geneva, IL 60134

Details: Besides pumpkins, there is also a petting zoo and honey, jellies and jam, apples and more available for purchase.

Phone Number: 630.232.6429

Website: http://www.windyacresfarmstand.com/fall.html

Pumpkin Patch: Ben's Giant Pumpkins

Hours of Operation: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 43W200 Jericho Road, Sugar Grove, IL

Visit Website For More Information:http://bensgiantpumpkins.com/index.php

Phone Number: 630.466.1331

Pumpkin Patch: Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch

Hours of Operation: Fall Festival begins on Sept. 21 and hours are Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. October Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Columbus Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Halloween Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 42W813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire, IL

Details: Goebbert's has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and its fall festival gets underway the weekend of Sept. 21. Activities include: 50 plus animal display, feeding a giraffe at eye level, pig racing, pony rides, camel rides, corn stalk maze, wagon ride, a jumping pillow and more.

Website: http://www.goebbertspumpkinpatch.com/home

Phone Number: (847) 464-5952

Cook County

Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins Chicago

Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: 3456 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Details: Pumpkins Chicago offers pumpkins of all sizes.

Visit Website For More Information: http://pumpkinschicago.com

Phone Number: 877-929-2783

Pumpkin Patch: The Center

Hours of Operation: Weekends in October: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Weekends in October: 12 to 5 p.m.

Location: 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL

Details: Barn tours, petting farm, crazy mazey, spooky woodshed, straw bale climber and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Website: http://www.thecenterpalos.org/pumpkins2013.html

Phone Number: 708.361.3650

Pumpkin Patch: Kingswood United Methodist Church

Hours of Operation: 

Location: 401 E. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, IL

Details: Pumpkins will be delivered on Oct. 6 and will be availble for sale at the church.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/kingswoodumc

Phone Number: (847) 398-0770

Pumpkin Patch: Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch

Hours of Operation: June through September Hours (fall festival begins on Sept. 21): Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Attractions daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m October Hours: Attraction Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Farm Market, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Halloween Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 40 W Higgins Rd South Barrington, IL 60010

Details: Goebbert's has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and its fall festival gets underway the weekend of Sept. 21.

Website: http://www.goebbertsgardencenter.com/home

Phone Number: (847) 428-6727

Pumpkin Patch: Puckerville Farms

Hours of Operation: Oct. 1 through 31, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 13332 Bell Rd Lemont, IL 60439

Visit Website For More Information: http://puckervillefarms.webs.com

Phone Number: 708-508-0906

DeKalb County

Pumpkin Patch: Jonamac Orchard

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday

Location: 9412 Shabbona Rd Malta, IL 60150

Details: The pick-your-own pumpkin patch opens in late September.

Visit Website For More Information: http://jonamacorchard.com

Pumpkin Patch: Kuipers Family Farm

Location: 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151

Details: Pumpkins are available Sept. 21 through Oct. 31. With admission to the pumpkin farm, you can pick a pumpkin from a field. General admission also includes a bale maze, corn maze, duck races, farm animals, hay wagon ride, mountain slide, toss games and more. You can also buy a pumpkin from Kuipers' store.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com

Phone Number: 815) 827-5200

Pumpkin Patch: Yaegers Farm Market

Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 14643 State Route 38, DeKalb, IL

Details: A variety of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalk bundles and straw bales are available for purchase. The harvest playland and fall hayrides open on Oct. 5 and remain open through Oct. 27 on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit Website For More Information: http://yaegersfarmmarket.com

Phone Number: 815.756.6005

Pumpkin Patch: Larson's Family Farm

Hours of Operation: 

Location: 4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL 60548

Details: Pumpkins and mini gourds are available. The farm also features bonfires, an enchanted woods, evening hay rides and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.larsonfamilyfarm.com/index.html

Phone Number: 815-786-2249

Will County

Pumpkin Patch: Forest View Farms

Hours of Operation: Open Oct. 1 to Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Monday, except for holidays.

Location: 16717 Lockwood Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477

Details: The farm has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. There are haunted hay rides available and pumpkins are from a pre-picked selection on haunted hayride dates. Visit Forest View's website for more information on haunted hay ride dates and other activities available at the farm.

Visit Website For More Information: http://fvfarms.com

Phone Number: (708) 560-0306

Pumpkin Patch: Anderson Fun-E Farm

Hours of Operation: 

Location: 508 Illinois 126, Plainfield, IL

Details: A family fun pumpkin patch bringing back that farm feel.The farm has shows, hayrides, haunted hayride, kid-friendly haunted house, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and more.

Website: http://andersonsfunefarm.weebly.com

Phone Number: 1-888-352-5837

Pumpkin Patch: Garden Patch Farms

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Location: 14158 W 159th St Homer Glen, IL 60491 

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.gardenpatchfarms.com

Phone Number: (708) 301-7720

Pumpkin Patch: Johansen Farms Petting Zoo

Hours of Operation: Open daily Sept. 14 through Oct. 31

Location: 710 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Details: Petting zoo and you-pick pumpkins.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.johansenfarms.com

Phone Number: 630) 759-8711

Pumpkin Patch: Konow's Corn Maze

Hours of Operation: Open Sept. 21-Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 16849 S. Cedar Rd., Homer Glen, Illinois

Details: Pumpkins, two giant corn mazes (pets allowed), evening campfires, rides, animal barn and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.konowscornmaze.com

Phone Number:

Pumpkin Patch: Siegl's Cottonwood Farm

Hours of Operation: Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL

Details: Over 20 unlimited attractions, Hayrack Rides, Pony Rides, Ghost Town Rail Road, pumpkin field, tractor maze and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.ourpumpkinfarm.com

Phone Number: 1-800-304-3276

Pumpkin Patch: Tom and Zach's Pumpkin Patch

Hours of Operation: 

Location: 15725 W Bruce Road, Lockport, IL

Details: 1 1/2 acres of you-pick pumpkins.

Visit Website For More Information: http://tomandzachspumpkinpatch.tripod.com

Phone Number: 815-838-6816

Pumpkin Patch: Windmill Acres

Hours of Operation: 

Location: 3361 E Brunswick Rd Beecher, IL 60401

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.windmillacres.com

Phone Number: (708) 278-2870

Pumpkin Patch: Bengsten Pumpkin Farm

Hours of Operation: Bengston's Pumpkin Fest is open daily Sept. 28 through Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: 13341 W 151st St Homer Glen, IL 60491

Details: Amusement rides, haunted barn, petting zoo, corn maze, pony rides, Cinderella carriage, talking pumpkin and much more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.pumpkinfarm.com

Phone Number: 708-301-3276

Pumpkin Patch: Marmion Abbey Farms

Hours of Operation: Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 850 Butterfield Rd Aurora, IL 60502

Details: Abbey Farms has an 8-acre pumpkin patch and several fall activities, which open Sept. 21 and continue through Oct. 27. Some of those activities include: a petting zoo, pony rides, two corn mazes, water pump duck races, tractor tire climb and tractor wagon rides.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.abbeyfarms.org/Farm_Activities.html

Phone Number: 630) 897-7215 ext. 375

Pumpkin Patch: The Odyssey Fun Farm

Hours of Operation: Open Sept. 28 through Oct. 27, Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 19111 S Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL

Details: There is a pumpkin patch, zombie hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze, cow train, zip lines and more. Visit the Odyssey Fun website for more information.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.odysseyfunfarm.com/HOME.html

Phone Number: 708.429.3800

Pumpkin Patch: Settlers Pond Shelter

Hours of Operation: Sept. 23 through Oct. 31, Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 1301 E Offner Rd Beecher, Illinois 60401

Details: There is a pumpkin patch and a Halloween party will be held on Oct. 12 and will feature Bernie Glim and the Country Roads Band.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.settlerspondshelter.net

Phone Number: 708-663-8103

DuPage County

Pumpkin Patch: Sony Acres Farm

Hours of Operation: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 29W310 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185

Details: Besides pumpkins, Sonny Acres offers a variety of fall activities starting in mid-September through Oct. 31, including a haunted barn, pony rides, petting zoo, wagon rides, amusement rides and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.sonnyacres.com

Phone Number: (630) 231-3859

Lake County

Pumpkin Patch: Dider Farms

Location: 16678 Aptakisic Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Details: During the farms pumpkin fest, which is held the last week of September and all of October, Didier Farms offers hayrides, pony rides and an exotic zoo.

Visit Website For More Information: http://didierfarms.com

Phone Number: 847-634-3291

Pumpkin Patch: Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm

Hours of Operation: Open daily Aug. 31 through Nov. 3, Monday-Thursday, 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 12 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 13236 W. Townline Road Waukegan,

Details: The farm also ha a corn maze, farm tour hay rides and a petting zoo

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.krollsfarm.com

Pumpkin Patch: Patch 22

Hours of Operation: Open in October on Saturday and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 15900 Kelly Road, Wadsworth Il. 60083

Details: Hay rides, petting farm, pony rides and children's spooky hayloft.

Visit Website For More Information:http://www.patch22.biz/pumpkinsfall.html

Phone Number: 847-336-0120

McHenry County

Pumpkin Patch: All Seasons Orchard

Hours of Operation: Pumpkin patch opens Sept. 21. Weekday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 14510 Illinois 176 Woodstock, IL 60098

Details: Pre-picked pumpkins and pick-your-own pumpkins available from pumpkin patch. There is also a corn maze, petting zoo, giant jumping pillow and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://allseasonsorchard.com

Phone Number: (815) 338-5637

Pumpkin Patch: Cody's Farm

Hours of Operation: Every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 19502 River Road, Marengo, IL

Details: Pick-your-own pumpkins or pick from Cody's corn tunnel. There is a corn maze and free hayrides to the pumpkin patch.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.codysfarm.com

Phone Number: (815) 568-7976

Pumpkin Patch: Red Barm Farm Market

Hours of Operation: Open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 3500 Illinois 47 Woodstock, IL 60098

Details: There are hay rides through the woods, a corn maze, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting, the Balloon Typhoon, musical entertainers and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.redbarn.us

Phone Number: (815) 338-4343

Pumpkin Patch: Richardson Adventure Farm

Hours of Operation: Open Aug. 3 through Oct. 27. September and October hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Location: 9407 Richardson Rd Spring Grove, IL 60081

Details: World's Largest Corn Maze, World's Largest Corn Maze 700' Zip Line, 50' Observation Tower, ORBiting! (Ride Inside a Giant, 11' Ball) Live Pig Races, Jumping Pillows, Giant Slides, Pedal Carts, Wagon Rides Pumpkin Patch, Picnic Areas and Campfires

Visit Website For More Information:http://www.richardsonadventurefarm.com

Phone Number: (815) 675-9729

Pumpkin Patch: Royal Oak Farm Orchard

Hours of Operation: Closed on Sundays. Sept. 2-Oct. 14: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to Sunset, Thursday through Saturday Oct. 15-Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; Nov. 1 through Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Location: 15908 Hebron Rd Harvard, IL 60033

Details: Pumpkins are available in Royal Oak's harvest barn. The farm also has a wide variety of you-pick apples in its orchard. The entertainment area has no admission fee and open hay rides on Friday and Saturday nights. Each guest can purchase entertainment tokens for $2.50 per toke, which is good for the train, carousel, hay ride or orchard tour rides. Royal Oak also has a market/bakery and country restaurant.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com

Phone Number: 815) 648-4141

Pumpkin Patch: Stade's Farm and Market

Hours of Operation: Fall Festival Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In October, Stade's is also open on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051

Details: Stade's fall festival opens on Sept 6 and will remain open through Oct. 26. Attractions include a corn maze, climbing web, zipline for kids, barrel train, duck races, petting zoo and much more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.stadesfarmandmarket.com

Phone Number: (815) 675-6396

Pumpkin Patch: Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 0214 Algonquin Rd Huntley, IL 60142

Details: 5 Acre Corn Maze, Straw Mounds, Petting Zoo, Bunny Village Goat Walk, Pedal Tractors, Red Riding Hood Haunted Trail, Wooden Train/School Bus/Tractor and Spider Web.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.tomsfarmmarket.com

Phone Number: (847) 669-3421

Grundy County

Pumpkin Patch: Heap's Giant Pumpkins

Hours of Operation: Sept. 15 through Oct. 31, open daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 4853 U.S. 52 Minooka, IL 60447

Details: Over 30 acres of pumpkins as well as pre-picked pumpkins available on-site. Other attractions include: bean maze, corn maze, moonlight hayrides, live entertainment, farm animals and more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://heapsgiantpumpkinfarm.com

Phone Number: (815) 475-7373

Pumpkin Patch: Dollinger Family Farm

Hours of Operation: Open daily Sept. 28 through Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: 7502 E Hansel Rd, Channahon, IL 60410

Details: Four-acre corn maze, petting zoo, farm playground, haunted barn, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, steam train rides and more

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.dollingerfarms.com

Phone Number: (815) 467-6766

Pumpkin Patch: Butterprint Farm Pumpkin Patch

Hours of Operation: Closed on weekends. Open during weekdays from end of September through October, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 24936 S 80th Ave Monee, IL 60449

Details: Pick-a-pumpkin available and activities include: rubber duck races, hayrides, petting zoo and rope making and much more.

Visit Website For More Information: http://www.butterprintfarm.com

Phone Number: 708) 870-1776


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