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All Seasons Apple Orchard - Woodstock, IL
Fall fun begins on September 1st with apples and runs daily through October 29th. 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. Their address is 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL. It is about 59 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
Apple Holler - Sturtevant, WI
Pick pumpkins or pick your own apples in their 75 acre orchard. There is also a farm park with corn maze, slides, bounce house, pony rides, pedal cart rides, gemstone mining and more. Farm animals feature goat walk and Haflinger horses. Country store offers gifts, crafts and more. Special event in September is the Apple Pickin’ Family Festival and October is the month for Apple Pickin’ and Scarecrow Festival. The farm was established in 1988, it has been owned and operated by the Flannery family for more than 25 years. If you pay for apple picking, you get free wagon ride and farm park admission. Some activities require activity tickets that can be purchased for an additional cost. The farm is located 27 miles south of Milwaukee at 5006 South Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm - Homer Glen, IL
Opens September 12th this fall. 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 through October 31st. 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 126,402 Facebook likes. Their address is 13341 W 151st St., Homer Glen, Illinois. It is about 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farms - Hampshire, IL
Their fall festival and pumpkin patch is open daily and weekends starting September 1st. 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. 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
Open every day with admission starting September 12th. A working farm with 30 acres of pumpkins that offers pumpkin picking off the vine and pre-picked pumpkins. 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 $6-8. At night, they do a haunted corn maze, flashlight maze and moonlight hayrides. Moonlight special includes all three activities. Their address is 4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447. It is about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
Kulpers Family Farm - Maple Park, IL
Open every day until October 31st. There’s lots to do on this 230 acre Midwest farm. Find your way through the cornfield maze’s three different levels of increasing difficulty. Pick a pumpkin from the field, a bushel of apples from the orchard 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. Apple picking on weekend and pumpkin picking starts September 15th. Pony rides, jumping pillow and weekend rides are extra. Kuipers is very popular with over 24,676 Facebook likes. Their address is 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, Illinois. It is about 56 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 and five acres of family friendly activities including inflatable kids zone, bouncy horses, petting zoo, pony rides, cow train, corn cannon and pig races. Odyssey Fun Farm has over 22,176 Facebook likes. They are open starting late September. Their address is 19111 S Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois. It is about 30 miles south of downtown Chicago.
Richardson Farm Experience - Spring Grove, IL
World’s largest corn maze is open every day starting early September until early November. 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. Richardson’s is a popular farm with over 16,052 Facebook likes. Their address is 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove, Illinois. It is about 64 miles north of Chicago.
Siegel’s Pumpkin Farm - Crest Hill, IL
Opens starting late September. Enjoy Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm corn maze on weekends and Columbus Day. The theme changes every year. 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 $11.95-14.95. Some activities are closed during weekdays. They are also the parent company for the wildly popular Statesville Haunted Prison at the same address. Their address is 17250 South Weber Rd., Crest Hill, Illinois. It is about 37 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
The Pumpkin Patch - Caledonia, IL
Opens for fall fun in the middle of September. 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.