Unfortunately, the summer season is winding down. Some of us are making the smooth transition in fall weather and activities. If you need help with that, there are some fantastic pumpkin patches in the area that will help you get into fall-mode.
The ONLY Chicagoland pumpkin patch that has a Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur! They also hold an annual Fall Festival with loads of seasonal attractions, including a life-sized Charlotte’s Web, corn stalk maze, play yard, and a haunted house. And some plump pumpkins for the picking.
Sprawling a 12-acre patch, Jonamac’s Pumpkin Patch has a huge selection of pumpkins with thousands of different pumpkins of different shapes and sizes. We’re certain you’ll find a unique “pick of the patch” for yourself or your family.
Besides pumpkin picking, hop on their hayride for a ride out to the patch and use one of their wagons to help haul your harvest—whether you want to use the pumpkin for decor or dessert, Jonamac is the place to do it.
Opening mid-September and extending to October 31st, head to The Pumpkin Wagon for a gorgeous variety of fall decor and a variety of produce. With a selection of pumpkins, gourds, squash, potted mums, decorative broom corn, corn shocks, hand-bundled ornamental Indian corn, and straw bales, you’ll find everything you need on your fall list.
Established in 1883, Sonny Acres Farm is in it for the long run. Still standing after 140 years in business, Sonny Acres is still yielding a wide variety of fruit and produce by the season. Every year, the farm holds a fall festival that, in addition to its pumpkin patch, features its Farm Fresh Market, carnival rides, and, of course, a Halloween Costume Gift Shop.
Another generational pumpkin patch, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, has housed the Siegel Family for over 100 years. To this day, the farm regularly yields corn, hay, pumpkins, soybeans, Christmas trees, and more. What makes this place more special is the annual Pumpkin Fest the Siegel’s holds to celebrate the season, with 30 attractions spread over 40 acres of farmland.
There is a pumpkin patch, five sports ball zones, a haunted barn, a sniper zombie paintball ride, a climbing wall, gem mining, and more! Of course, their festival comes with all the fixings food-wise: smoked turkey legs, pulled pork parfaits, apple cider doughnuts, funnel cake, and more on the menu!
Situated right in the middle of the city, Jack’s Pumpkin Patch spans two acres across Goose Island. Guests will find Chicago’s largest corn maze, carnival games, photo opportunities, axe throwing, various bars, food trucks, and over ten thousand pumpkins all within the over-the-top outdoor pop-up.
Whether you want to get lost in the largest and only cornfield in downtown Chicago, pick from a plethora of prodigious pumpkins, or put on your props and snap those fall memories in front of some creative installations, there is truly something for everybody.
Maple Park, Illinois, sounds like it could be a fictional town from Disney. However, it is a real place you could get to for a day’s getaway. It’s home to the Kuiper’s Family Farm, including its pumpkin patch and one of our favorite apple-picking patches.
During their fall season, you can set loose on their 71-acre pumpkin patch or save yourself time and choose one of their hand-selected pumpkins. In addition to pumpkins, Kuiper’s features many other fun activities to entertain the whole family: from a life-sized Charlotte’s web, pig races, mountain slide, carnival games, chalk house, and more; you’ll be in for a treat no matter what!
Tens of thousands of pumpkins come in every wacky shape, color, and size you can imagine. If it so happens that you find a pumpkin muse that fills you with undeniable jack-o-lantern inspiration, Bengston’s has carving supplies on deck for you to carve out your Halloween masterpiece right then and there
Whether you want to get your hands on a pumpkin or some of the freshest Honeycrisp apples in the Midwest, you’ll want to take a trip to the County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. County Line also features numerous other attractions, such as their annual corn maze, sunflower field, and bee yurts!
10. Didier’s Farm
After closing down last year, Didier’s Farm is officially back. Happy Times Pumpkin Fest commences at the end of September with a pumpkin patch, family friend corn maze, and fall activities that will excite the whole family.
So whether you are ready to take on the fall season or need a little help, check out any of the great pumpkin patches to get you there!