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Illinois Corn Mazes

Find local Illinois corn mazes from Chicago to Springfield.  Be sure to check out their websites for further information, hours and prices.  Most are open from the middle of September throughout October.  Many also have agritourism activities including pumpkins, hayrides, live animals, and good food.

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Richardson Farm Experience – Spring Grove, IL.  Three generations of the Richardson family own and work the 450 acres across 2 farmsteads that make up the Richardson Farm. Enjoy the 50 foot observation tower before heading into the 28 acre corn maze with eleven miles of trails. After the maze, try out the orb ball, zip line, pedal carts, slides, goat walk, pig races, pumpkin patch, pre-picked pumpkings, wagon rides (weekends) or other farm fun. Snack shop with apple cider donuts. Admission is $10-13 (kids 3 and under are free).  Pumpkins, food, zip line, wagon rides, ORBiting and some other activities are extra.  Past mazes themes included 50th Anniversary of the Beatles First Album (2013), Girl Scouts (2012), and Military Tribute (2011).  Richardson’s is a popular farm with over 6,052 Facebook likes.  Their address is 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove, Illinois.  It is about 64 miles north of Chicago.

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm – Homer Glen, IL.  This farm is a fall tradition for many in the Chicago area.  Many visiting it describe it as more like a combination mini-amusement park and farm.   They are open everyday starting the last weekend in September.  The cost for admission is in the $10-13 range per person. Parking is free and there is unlimited rides with admission.  There is a slight discount to the regular price if you purchase tickets online, and buying online also allows you to avoid any line to get in. They accept cash and credit at the farm. Food and pumpkins are extra.  Wheelbarrows are available to cart away large pumpkins. You can also take a picture next to their gigantic pumpkin. The 3 acre corn maze with stone path is on the smaller side but perfect for kids. The pig races and pumpkin launcher are definitely a favorite of attendees. Tractor drawn hayrack rides, though at least one person has mentioned that there wasn’t any hay on their ride. Petting zoo and pony rides for kids. There is also a mega slide, silly barn, haunted barn and corn box.  This is one of the most popular farm attractions in the country with over 64,402 Facebook likes.  Their address is 13341 W 151st St., Homer Glen, Illinois.  It is about 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Siegel’s Pumpkin Farm – Crest Hill, IL.  Opens around September 19th. Enjoy Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm corn maze on weekends and Columbus Day. Their 2014 Theme was Wrigley Field. Take a hayrack ride out to the pumpkins or enjoy the farm animals at Zach’s Petting Zoo. Play area, farm games, giant slide, straw maze, trains and obstacle course. Admission is $10-14. There is currently a $2 off coupon if you purchase online. Some activities are closed during weekdays.  You can also get scared at their Zombie paintball attraction.  They are also the parent company for the wildly popular Statesville Haunted Prison at the same address.  Past maze designs have featured Wrigley Field 100 Years (2014), Zombie Blackhawks (2013), Zombie Politics (2012) and BULL/MVP and John Deere (2011).  Their address is 17250 South Weber Rd., Crest Hill, Illinois.  It is about 37 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm has over 3,842 Facebook likes.  Statesville Haunted Prison has more than 77,309 Facebook likes.

The Pumpkin Patch – Caledonia, IL.  A Boone County pumpkin farm operating for more than 32 years. Pick your own pumpkin off the vine and venture through their 7 acre corn maze. There are a ton of things to do here, including wagon rides, petting zoo, camel rides, bounce house. pumpkin chunkin, corn cannon and playground. They have a low admission price but charge additional for activities using a ticketing system.  The address is 3178 IL Route 173, Caledonia, IL 61011.  It is about 15 miles east of Rockford.  It is about 85 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Odyssey Fun Farm – Tinley Park, IL.  A 110 acre farm with 13 acres of pumpkins, 15 acre cornfield maze, hay ride, zip line (extra $9 charge) and five acres of family friendly activities including inflatable kids zone, bouncy horses, petting zoo, pony rides (weekends – $5), cow train, corn cannon and pig races. They also do haunted zombie safari hayride ($22) and a night maze ($5).  Odyssey Fun Farm has over 15,176 Facebook likes.  They are open starting the last weekend in September.  Their address is 19111 S Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois.  It is about 30 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Kuipers Family Farm – Maple Park, IL.  There’s lots to do on this 230 acre Midwest farm. Find your way through the cornfield’s three different levels of increasing difficulty. Pick a pumpkin from the field, a bushel of apples from the orchard (Saturday/Sunday), or enjoy one of the other farm activities. There’s even a haunted forest for young goblins. Petting zoo, pig races, corn box, slide. Fall farm food like apple cider and cinnamon sugar donuts. Admission to the apple orchard is $9 per person and admission to the pumpkin farm is $9-12 (seniors are $5). Pony rides, jumping pillow and weekend rides are extra.  Past corn maze themes include Pig Races (2013), Girl Scouts (2012), and Maize-O-Poly (2011).  Kuipers is very popular with over 13,476 Facebook likes.  Their address is 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, Illinois.  It is about 56 miles west of downtown Chicago.

All Seasons Apple Orchard – Woodstock, IL.  A 10 acre maze of corn with 3 miles of paths and a lookout bridge. There is both a challenging path through the corn and a shorter path for kids. Also enjoy pumpkin picking, pick your own apples and barnyard activities like the petting zoo, jumping pillow, mini zip line and pig races (weekends). Per person admission fee varies depending on whether you are apple picking, picking honey crisp and pears, doing the maze or enjoying the barnyard activities. The farm is run by James and Sue Hong, who purchased the farm in 1989 and planted the apple orchard.  Past maze themes included Scooby Doo (2013), Derrick Rose (2012), and All Seasons Logo Apple (2011).  Their address is 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL.  It is about 59 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.  All Seasons is another popular fall farm with over 7,362 Facebook likes.

Dollinger Farms – Channahon , IL
2012 Theme: 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
2011 Theme: Ear of corn
A four acre maze, pumpkins, petting zoo, horse and tractor drawn hayrides, farm playground, Abyss haunted house and family spooky trail.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farms – Hampshire, IL.  Located on a 200 acre farm in Hampshire purchased in 1985. Pick your pumpkins right off the vine. Wagon hay rides, corn stalk maze, pig races, munchkin maze, jumping pillow, pumpkin blaster, pumpkin eating dinosaur and more. Admission includes 19 activities. 2 and under free. Some activities (pony rides, camel rides, paintball) cost extra. Apple cider donuts and other food available for purchase. They also have a South Barrington location where they have been farming for sixty five years. U-pick starts around the middle of August with their fall festival starting around September 19th.  Their address is 42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire, IL 60140.  It is located about 50 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm – Minooka, IL.  A working farm with 30 acres of pumpkins that offers pumpkin picking off the vine and pre-picked pumpkins.  The pumpkin farm was established by Kevin Heap in 2001, although his family has been farming the land for many years.  They grow 90 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash.  It features their corn field maze, (soy)bean maze, hay rides and Heaps o’ Fun Barn as well. Daytime “Barnyard Pass” is $7. At night, they do a haunted corn maze, flashlight maze and moonlight hayrides. Moonlight special includes all three activities.  Haunted corn maze, haunted hayrides and flashlight maze on Friday and Saturday evenings in October.  Their address is 4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447.  It is about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Konow Corn Maze – Homer Glen, IL
2 Mazes
2013 Theme: Farm
2012 Theme: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Large maze with 3.4 miles of trails and a short kids maze with .4 miles of path. They also have a jumping pillow, cow train, mechanical bull and indoor playland.

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm – Waukegan, IL
2013 Theme: Don’t Worry BEE Happy
2012 Theme: An Anniversary Cake (Celebrating 10 Years of Mazes @ Kroll’s Farm)
2011 Theme: Dairy barn and silo

Hobson’s Farm – Rockville, IL
2 phases
2011 Theme: St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital
Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, farm animals, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon, cow train, jumping pillow and other farm fun.

Southern Illinois 

Shreves Pumpkin Patch – Barnhill, IL.  Over 25 acres of u-pick pumpkins, gourds and squash. They also have a 15 acre corn maze.  Mike and Sharla Shreve got started with their pumpkin patch in 1990.  The maze is designed annually by a Southern Arkansas University graphic design class.  Reservations are needed to do the maze at night (don’t forget to bring your flashlight!). Started in 1990, they are now celebrating their 25th year of operation. Open daily all of September and October.  Past corn maze themes include Linus and the Great Pumpkin (2013), Statue of Liberty (2012), and Barbell (2011).  Located east of Mt. Vernon.  Their address is 2142 County Road 150 N., Barnhill, IL 62809.

Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch – Johnston City, IL.  J.T. and Johna Bandy welcome visitors to their pumpkin patch and 10 acre cornfield for getting lost. There are also wagon rides and kids play barn.  They are open daily from the 3rd Saturday in September through October 30th.  Their address is 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951. 

Central Illinois

- Bloomington, Champaign, and Springfield

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch – Rantoul, IL – 10 Acres
2013 Theme: Easy Rider
2012 Theme: Carnival
2011 Theme: Treasure Hunt
Learn that Reindeer really do fly at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, started by Julie and Mark Hardy in 1995 as part of their Christmas tree farm. Enjoy their maze, which takes 1 to 3 hours to havigate through the checkpoints, in September and October. For increased difficulty, try it at night with flashlights during Moonlight Madness.

Curtis Orchard – Champaign, IL.  Pick your own pumpkins and apples this fall. It features a petting zoo, giant slide, and mini golf. On weekends, they have wagon rides, pony rides, corn maze, face painting and live entertainment. Pricing is per activity with season passes available. Cafe and bakery open daily in September and October. Very positive reviews online from past customers.  Their address is 3902 S Duncan Road, Champaign, IL 61822.  It is about 6 miles southwest of Champaign, IL.

Black Bart’s Pumpkin Patch – Warrensburg, IL.  They started growing pumpkins to sell in 1997. They have pick your own pumpkins, pre-picked pumpkins, wood maze, corn maze, and a small kid’s haunted house. Free admission and free parking. Open daily from late September to Halloween.  Their address is 9381 West Wise Road, Warrensburg, IL 62573.  It is about 13 miles northwest of Decatur.  All see more information at Black Bart’s Facebook page.

Rhodes Family Farm – Worden, IL.  The pumpkin field is open daily from the end of September through Halloween.  Enjoy the hayride, corn maze, farm animal petting zoo, fort maze, zip line, tricycle track, hay fort, slide, barrel train and corn crib. Located in Madison County northeast of St. Louis and south of Springfield.  The address is 8863 Dustman Rd., Worden, IL 62097.  It is about 41 miles northeast of East St. Louis, IL.

Country Corner – Alpha, IL.  More than 35,000 visit this farm every year. Pick your own pumpkins, 8 acre cornfield maze (with maze trivia and checkpoints), tractor drawn hayrack ride, inflatable jump house, gem mining, corn cannon, cow train, barnyard zoo, pony rides (fall festival weekends), picnic and playground. Don’t miss the Giant Pumpkin Festival! It is an 80 acre farm owned by Bruce Curry. Free admission and free parking. Pumpkins are usually available starting in late August.  Country Corner has more than 7,493 Facebook likes.  Their address is 5333 U.S. Highway 150, Alpha, IL.  It is about 22 miles south of Moline.

Rader Family Farms – Normal, IL.  Enjoy a u-pick patch with 30 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. For those who like to get lost, there is a 10 acre corn maze and a 1 acre kid’s maze. Train rides (weekends) and a large variety of fall farm fun available for kids of all ages. Located outside of Bloomington. About the Farm: Started as a dairy farm in 1945 by Glenn and Margaret Rader before transitioning to a grain farm in the 1970s. Now run by Lynn & Linda Rader (and family), they started growing pumpkins 20 years ago.  Their address is 1238 Ropp Rd., Normal, IL.  It is located about 4 miles northwest of Bloomington.

Mill Creek Farm – Quincy, IL.  Open weekends in October from noon to 5 PM. Hay rides, pumpkin picking in their patch and a cornfield maze. This Western Illinois farm is located west of Springfield near the Mississippi River. The farm started operating in 1995 and is run by the Roegge family.  Their address is 2833 S. 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305.  It is about 6 miles east of downtown Quincy.

Happy Hollow Farms – St. Elmo, IL
Corn maze, hayrides, straw maze, bounce house and slides.

Tanners Orchard – Speer, IL
Four generations of the Tanner family have farmed the land here since 1947. Corn maze, 20 acres of pumpkins and apple picking.

The Great Godfrey Maze – Godfrey, IL – 7 Acres, 2 Mazes
2013 Theme: Down on the Farm
2012 Theme: We’re Out of This World
2011 Theme: Rodeo
The cornfield is open on weekends in the fall for visitors who want to get lost in the maize. Hay wagon rides, cow train, zip line and game zone. The haunted maze is open on Friday and Saturday evenings in October. Special events: Annual Corn Festival. Located 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

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