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2021 Chicagoland Pumpkin Patches


Fall is definitely NOT cancelled this year folks!

Between the apple orchards and these pumpkin patches,

there is fall fun to be had every weekend until November!

 

As I have stated before, when it comes to farms,

it is always a good idea to verify on their website and Facebook page

to confirm they are open for the day.

You are also going to want to confirm the forms of payments they take,

what COVID policies they have in place,

and whether advance registration is required or not.

 

 

 

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm

  • Homer Glen, IL
  • “Have you ever wondered where America’s #1 Pumpkin Farm is located? Visit and experience Bengtson Pumpkin Farm to see why so many families include this farm in their annual Fall traditions. Opening Sept. 17th everyday thru November 1, 2021. Fun for the whole family, over 50+ attractions, activities, and food. Unlimited Kiddie Rides included every day with admission.”

 

Bronkberry Farms

  • Plainfield
  • Annual fall fest is October 9th & 10th
  • Hayrack rides every hour on the hour for $3pp
  • Open Tues – Sunday

 

Cody’s Farm

  • Marengo
  • Weekends in October enjoy free admission and parking, free hayrides to pick your own pumpkin, free kids play area, 5 acre corn maze, and more!
  • Wristband required for additional activities.

 

Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest

  • October 1st – 31st
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Come out to Cosley Zoo this fall and enjoy the colors of the season, see the animals, and pick out your pumpkins! Pumpkins, gourds, apples, cider, corn stalks, and straw bales are all available for purchase.
  • Carnival Ride tickets will be available for purchase in the zoo admission booth and gift shop.
  • Admission to Pumpkin Fest is included with your general admission entry ticket.

Dave’s Pumpkins

  • Huntley
  • All pumpkins $8 any size
  • Free parking and no admission fees
  • Fresh pumpkins and the best cider donuts in the county. Lot’s of family activities: pumpkin bowling, mini- broom corn maze and pedal tractors. Cider donuts and spooky hay rides ($5) on weekends in the fall.
  • “Join us for Dave’s Amazing Halloween Hay Ride! It’s better than ever this year with a ride through acres of terrific trails, wild woods and a mysterious marsh. You might spot a great blue heron, a snowy egret or even a bald eagle! See a rainbow of fall colors as you travel through the tunnel of trees. According to legend, long ago the ghosts of Caribbean pirates navigated from the Gulf of Mexico up through Illinois to hide away in these marshes. If you look closely you will see these spooky pirates too! They might be fishing, shooting a cannon or just sitting around a campfire. The spooky sights are fun for all ages and not too scary for the little ones.
    Rides are about 15 minutes long. $5 per person, 2 and under are free. Open Thu-Fri 3 PM to 8 PM, Sat – Sun 10 AM – 8 PM.”

 

Didier Farm

  • Lincolnshire
  • September 18th – October 31st, 7 days a week, 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Come see the Animal Land Zoo or Play in the Pumpkin Playland!
  • “We are well know for growing some of the most amazing pumpkins anywhere.  We have a huge selection of unusual pumpkins and gourds in an array of sizes and colors.  White, green, speckles and orange are all waiting to be made into your favorite Jack-O-Lanterns!”

 

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch

  • South Barrington & Pingree Grove, Hampshire
  • “Goebbert’s Fall Festival runs through Halloween. We are a great place for families to come and have a great fall day. Come enjoy the animals, watch a pig race, see our famous Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, have some lunch and pick out a pumpkin. We have plenty of fun attractions for the whole family! Also make sure to stop by the Red Barn Cafe & Bakery for some tasty treats, including our famous Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin cookies. Masks are required to enter the farm and for all indoor buildings, attractions and specified areas (market, cafe, haunted house, pony ride, camel ride, wagon ride, jumping pillow, animal tents, giraffe stand, shadehouse and when maintaining social distance is not possible). Don’t delay; our festival is only 6 weeks long! Our farm is open daily until 6pm, but the last entry for the day is 5pm.”
  • ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

 

Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm

  • Minooka
  • Open through October 31st, 7 days a week 10 – 6:30
  • Hay rides and food on weekends and Columbus Day only
  • “Catch a hayride out to our 25-acre pumpkin patch full of 90 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash! Pick from traditional jack o’ lanterns, to white pumpkins of all sizes, bumpy pumpkins, green, red and multi-colored pumpkins, to name a few. Also, notice the “giant” in our name “Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm”? That’s right, we also specialize in GIANT pumpkins! Our largest pumpkin was grown in 2013, weighing in at 731.5 lbs!”
  • Kids will enjoy the corn maze, soybean maze, milo’s castle playground, straw barn, and more!
  • For Halloween fun enjoy the flashlight maze, moonlight hayride, and haunted corn maze!

 

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop Up

  • 1467 N. Elston Ave., Chicago (Goose Island)
  • September 23rd – October 31st
  • “Join us for the newest interactive Pop-Up Experience to hit Chicago, Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is located on over 2 acres in Goose Island. For one month only experience a larger than life, outdoor, multi-sensory adventure in the heart of Chicago. Spend an autumn night outside making memories without having to travel to the Suburbs while you get lost in Chicago’s largest corn maze! Whether you’re seeking a striking nighttime lights display, an outdoor pumpkin-themed party with dozens of fall themed instagramable memories or a one of a kind corn maze, there’s an experience here for everyone! We are open nightly rain or Shine!”
  • ALL AGES WELCOME | 2 ACRES OF OUTDOOR FUN, FULL BAR, CORN MAZE, AXE THROWING, CARNIVAL GAMES + MORE.

 

Konows Corn Maze

  • Homer Glen
  • “Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen is open Saturday September 18th – October 30th! Rides, Games, Food, Fun, and our world-famous Corn Maze! 
  • “Come out and enjoy games, rides, animal barn, food, live music, our world famous corn maze and more! Every day is FREE RIDE DAY!”
  • CLOSED ON TUESDAYS

 

Kuiper’s Family Farm

  • Maple Park
  • “Fun is grown by the bushel at the Kuipers Family Farm. Create memories for your family to last a lifetime when you spend the day on our beautiful sprawling Midwest farm. Enjoy all of the fun, interesting, and educational feature, attractions, and rides. And of course, take your time scoping out the best spots for the biggest and best pumpkin picking in our expansive pumpkin patch.”
  • Also enjoy the apple orchard, corn maze, hay wagon rides, jumping pillow, petting zoo, tractor train, woodland walk, and more!

 

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

  • Lockport, IL
  • Opens September 25th. Some attractions are only open Sat, Sun, & Columbus Day from 10 – 6.
  • The 2021 cornfield maze theme is Super Marios Bros!
  • “You can find your way through the maze (or part of it), feed the goats and sheep,  see the farm animals , take a wagon ride to the UPick pumpkin field , find the queen bee in our observation hive, play in one of our 5 play areas, take a train ride, slide down the tallest slide in the Midwest, and much more!”

Sonny Acres Farm

  • West Chicago
  • Closed Mondays except for Columbus Day
  • Come pick your pumpkin grown right on their farm, enjoy the outdoor grill, petting / feeding zoo, and more!
  • The kids will have a blast in the kiddie koral complete with jumping pillow, bounce houses, pony rides, sonny express train, and rides!
  • For spooky fun enjoy the Haunted Barn and Haunted Trail

 

Stade’s Farm and Market

  • McHenry
  • “Our hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins will begin at 9 am. They will continue to run until 5:30 pm. Any size pumpkin in the field is just $8. We offer hayrides on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Fridays in October and Columbus Day.”
  • Shades of Autumn, Fall Family Festival open through November 1st
    • Pumpkin picking, apple picking, food, and fun!

 

Tom & Zach’s Pumpkin Patch

  • Lockport
  • “We are a small family farm with about 1 and 1/2 acres of pumpkins. There is no admission fee , you can walk through the field with your kids to find the perfect pumpkin.  We have wagons and cutters to cut the pumpkins off the stem.”
  • Pumpkins range in price from $1 to $7. We have white pumpkins. Small straw bales $5, large $8, Corn stalks $4.
  • Cash only
  • “We are open 7 days a week from 8 am till dusk from now until Halloween. We have set up props so you can take pictures with  your kids.”

 

Windy Acres Farm

  • Geneva, IL
  • Apple and Pumpkin Festival September 18th – October 31st
  • Jumping pillow, train, pony rides, corn maze, petting zoo, wagon rides, corn box, tangled web, zip line, educational barn, and more!
  • Gates Open 9am-6pm. Attractions Open 10am-6pm.
    • $15 per person ages 2 and older to enter attractions area on weekdays, not including Columbus Day.
    • $17 per person ages 2 and older to enter attractions area on weekends and Columbus Day.

 

Don’t forget about Apple Orchards! (Many of them have pumpkin patches as well!) Check out our guide below!

 


2021 Chicagoland Apple Orchards


The season is upon us! Apple picking, pumpkin picking, sweater weather, cider, donuts…

This is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year! And in the midst of a global pandemic, we need to enjoy

all of the outdoor, social distancing friendly activities we can get!

 

As with everything, please make sure to check the farms Facebook pages, the weather, mask rules, and acceptable forms of payment before heading out.

 

 

 

All Seasons Orchard

  • Woodstock, IL
  • Apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and corn maze
  •  The Barnyard activity area includes the corn maze, magic shows, pig races, pedal karts, petting zoo, etc. Last entry into corn maze is 45 min prior to closing.
  • Open weekdays 10 AM – 5 PM. Close at 6 PM weekends and holidays

 

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

  • Elkhorn, WI
  • “We have a patch full of pumpkins ready to be carved and offer pick-your-own apples on a “pay per bag” basis. That means there’s no parking fee, no admission fee, and no per-person fee. You only pay for what you’re going to pick. This year, pick-your-own (PYO) will be offered on Saturday & Sunday only. There is no entrance to the orchard or pumpkin patch on weekdays.”

 

Apple Holler

  • Sturtevant, WI
  • 78 acre orchard and hardwood forest
  • Monday-Friday: 9AM until 5PM; the last picking bags are sold at 4PM
  • Farm Park Fun is open every day! Enjoy activities such as our Corn Maze, Little Red Haybarn, Giant Slide, Corn Palace Corn Box, Straw Mountain, and visit the Goats at the Golden Goat Bridge, PLUS Pony Rides for kids and Peddle Cart Rides on the weekends!
  • Pick your own apples, peaches, and pumpkins!

 

 

Cody’s Farm & Orchard

  • Marengo, IL
  • Limited variety this season, follow their Facebook page for weekend updates on what is available.
  • Apple picking on weekends only
  • Pumpkin season begins September 18th!
    • Free hayrides to pick your pumpkin
    • Corn maze
    • Kids play area
    • Fall decorations
    • Delicious food & desserts

 

County Line Orchard

  • Hobart, IN
  • U-Pick apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers.
  • Tractor rides, corn maze, animal barnyard and more!

 

Curran’s Orchard

  • Rockford, IL
  • Wagon rides, play area, animals, and more
  • Grab ‘n’ Go donuts and apple cider slushies
  • Daily hours, 9 AM – 6 PM
  • “Curran’s Orchard grows luscious fruit sprayed with 1/3 of the typical amount of chemicals.”

 

 

 

 

Edwards Apple Orchard

  • Poplar Grove, IL
  • A family-owned apple orchard in Poplar Grove, Illinois where guests can enjoy crisp apples, apple cider donuts, and freshly-pressed apple cider.
  • Weekday picking guests drive their own vehicles to the orchard and park near trees. On weekends guests ride tractor drawn wagons.
  • Pumpkin picking as well!
  • “The Apple Barn, restaurants and playground will be open this year, as well as pick-your-own. We hope that the return of your fall favorites will help you continue your family traditions. Please join us for warm cider donuts, a fresh cup of cider, and the time together that we’ve all been craving.”

 

Garwood Orchards

  • LaPorte, IN
  • No Entry Fee, $20 Minimum Purchase for UPick Entry (Families up to 6)
  • Horses & Pony Rides

 

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • Fall Festival Open Daily from August 27, 2021 through Halloween Day. Hours are 9-6 every day, including Columbus Day and Labor Day
  • General Admission includes: Entrance to Animal Land, Pedal Karts, Tire Mountain, Corn Stalk Maze, Wagon Ride to the Field /Orchard, Haunted House, Munchkin Maze, Straw Bale Maze, Western Town, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Pumpkin Slide, Jumping Pillow, Chicken Show, Pig Races, and Corn Box (Pony and Camel rides are available for an additional cost of $6 each, and our Pop-A-Shot Attraction for big kids is an additional $3).
  • “We have an apple orchard at our Farm and apple picking is one of our Fall Festival Attractions. We do not offer apple picking as its own activity, but guests can choose to pay for apple bags and pick apples in addition to their Fall Festival admission.”
  • Purchase admission tickets online in advance
  • The fall festival at the South Barrington location begins September 11th and runs through Halloween.
    • Come see the famous Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, enjoy animals, watch a pig race, and enjoy the bakery.

 

 

 

 

Heinz Orchard

  • Green Oaks, IL
  • The closest orchard to Chicagoland!
  • Small crop this year so hours and days are extremely limited. Follow website and Facebook page to stay on top of updates.
  • No bathrooms, fruit sampling, hanging out or picnicking this year
  • One picking stick per group
  • Pure apple picking fun!
  • $10 for a 1/2 peck bag
  • Check their website and Facebook page for hours and schedule

 

Homestead Orchard

  • UPDATE! THIS ORCHARD IS ALL PICKED OUT! You are still welcome to enjoy instore purchases.
  • Woodstock, IL
  • Next picking day is September 19th
  • Because of COVID -19 the restrictions are no picnicking and you must wear your mask in the store and in the orchard when you cannot keep the 6’ distance

 

Honey Hill Orchard

  • Waterman, IL
  • Open daily through October 31st, 9 AM – 5:30 PM daily
  • Children’s play area with farm petting zoo and straw maze
  • Donuts, cider, pies, etc
  • Everyone over age 2 must have a pre-purchased picking bag to enter the orchard.

 

Jonomac Orchard

  • Malta, IL
  • On Fall Festival Days (Saturday, Sunday, Labor Day & Columbus Day Monday) guests must have general admission wristband to enter the u-pick orchard plus a u-pick bag (for up to 4 people). This is required so we are able to restrict the number of guests on our farm each day. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the website.
  • Fall Festival days are Fri-Sun and holidays
  • On Weekdays (Monday-Thursday, excluding Labor Day & Columbus Day Monday) it is free to enter the u-pick apple orchard once you have purchased your u-pick bag from inside our Store & Bakery or Cider House.
  • Barn Yard Play Area is open free of charge Monday through Thursday, and guests are able to pick apples in our U-Pick Apple Orchard from 9am-5:00pm
  • All the fall festival activities are open on the weekends.
  • There is a pumpkin patch as well.

 

 

 

 

Keller’s Farmstand

  • Oswego, IL
  • The apple orchard is located on our Oswego farm. Before heading to the orchard for U-pick apples, ALL guests must first purchase a bag at the Apple Barn. Last entry to the orchard will be 30 minutes prior to closing time to allow enough time for picking.
  • The pumpkin patch is at the Oswego farm only
  • Kids play area, farm animals, 8 acre corn maze, pedal tractors, etc available on weekends.

 

Kuipers Family Farm

  • Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Farm
  • Admission to Orchard: $12.99 per person Includes 1/4 peck bag of apples. Children 2 and under admitted FREE but don’t receive a bag.  Everyone entering the orchard must purchase admission.
  • Apple picking in the orchard is primarily available weekends only through October. Some varieties may be available to pick weekdays, check for updated information on the Homepage weekly
  • Pumpkin Farm Fun begins September 19th – October 31st.
  • Corn maze, pig races, jumping pillow, tractor train, farm animals, and more!

Lang’s Orchard

  • CLOSED FOR THE 2021 SEASON

 

 

 

Rendleman Orchards

  • Alto Pass, IL
  • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch open late September through October 31st
  • Check their Facebook page for what variety of apples are available in the market
  • U-Pick sunflower and zinnia field as well
  • Apple cider donuts, slushies, and cute photo ops!
  • “Nestled in the hills of Southern Illinois, Rendleman Orchards has been committed to growing and shipping quality peaches, nectarines, apples, and vegetables to the commercial produce markets throughout the Midwest since 1873!”

 

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

  • Harvard, IL
  • “Our u-pick apple orchard, located in Northern Illinois near the Wisconsin state line, offers family fun and  entertainment in a beautiful 120 acre setting from mid-August through mid-November. We have over 17,000 apple trees with over 30 varieties of apples to choose from and new varieties are being planted each spring. We also grow pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and winter squash. And we have the country’s first apple tree maze, Amaze ‘N Apples, where you can wonder through 1.5 miles of trails with 9 varieties of apples. Don’t forget our world famous apple cider donuts and the best apple picking in northern Illinois!”
  • Playground, petting zoo, train, carousel, and the countries only apple tree maze!
  • $10 admission includes: Access into the Orchard, Access into the Pollination Garden, 1/4 Peck Bag to Fill in the Orchard.
  • Picking available Monday through Sunday
  • Picking available beginning September 25th on weekends only. If you prefer to pick your own pumpkins, head over to our pumpkin U-pick entrance on the West side of the Entertainment Area to our new pumpkin field. Cost for Pumpkin Picking is $7/person and includes one pumpkin of any size from the field. Wagons will not provided this season due to Covid-19, so we encourage guests to bring their own.

 

Stade’s Farm & Market

  • McHenry, IL
  • A $10 minimum apple purchase per person is required to enter the apple orchard. (At least a 1/4 peck bag) Ages 2 and under are free.
  • Weekend tractor-driven rides to the Pumpkin Patch are available from 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Please check our website, Facebook, or call (815) 675-6396 for picking conditions and more information.
  • Fall fun / farmtractions Fri-Sun only as well as Columbus Day.

 

Valley Orchard

  • Cherry Valley, IL
  • Check their website for the apple variety U-pick schedule
  • Fresh donuts, pie, and apple cider!

 

Woody’s Orchard

  • Plano, IL
  • FALL 2021 SEASON IS HERE! Open Thu – Sun 10a – 6p. Woody’s is a U Pick orchard with a Bakery, Farm Market Gift Shop, Play Yard, and Train. Enjoy Apple Cider Donuts and Slushies on our beautiful farm. Check our website for pricing
  • Woodys Orchard has a 2 acre pumpkin field that features 15 varieties of pumpkins planted randomly. The pumpkins range from 1-5 lb “cannon balls” to 100 lbs “atlantic giants.”