Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

The crisp cool air and beautiful changing leaves signals one of our favorite outings of the fall season: pumpkin patches! You’ll find locations that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkins, but also all kinds of great attractions, children’s rides and tasty fall treats! Spend a few hours or a whole day with your family having fun at one of these awesome pumpkin patches in or around Chicagoland.

This guide is sponsored by Cosley Zoo.

Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest

October 1 – 31, 2019
Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

1356 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534

Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must do! See the animals in the crisp fall air, listen to the sounds of children conquering the straw pyramid and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn. Pumpkin Fest, a fundraiser for the ongoing development of Cosley Zoo, is celebrated all 31 days of the month of October, with regular zoo hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks, and various sizes of straw bales are available to purchase.  Children’s rides such as a train, mini Ferris wheel and Spin the Apple will also be available for a fee. Check out the fall merchandise in the Wild Side Gift Shop, too!

More Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
13341 W. 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 301-3276

  • Opening September 13 – November 3, 2019.
  • Tractor-pulled hayrack rides, petting zoo, pony rides, pig races, haunted barn, corn boxes, milking cows, rides, and more.
  • Admission includes unlimited rides and varies based on the day; click here to see a calendar with hours and prices. Kids 2 and under are free.

Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo
710 W Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1755
(630) 759-8711

  • Opening September 14 – October 31, 2019.
  • Free admission to just visit the pumpkin patch, store, pie house, or free photo room.
  • Paid admission includes everything: petting zoo animals, pony rides, hayrides, slides, mini golf, and more. Admission varies based on the day; click here to see a calendar with hours and prices. Children 23 months and younger are free.
  • Text “fanclub” to 31996 to receive special deals and coupons at Johansen’s Farms.
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Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
17250 S Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 741-2693

  • Open September 28 – October 31, 2019, Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Hayrides, haunted barn, pet and feed farm animals, two corn mazes, zippiness, and slide.
  • General Admission includes over 30 unlimited attractions for all ages and is $11.95 Monday through Friday, $18.95 on Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day. Children 2 and under are free and grandparents are free Monday-Friday (excluding Columbus Day) with a paid grandchild. A weekend pass (Saturday- Sunday) is $26.95 Take their online survey to get a 25% off coupon.
  • On your way out, remember to grab your bounce back ticket to return for just $5.

Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest
1356 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534

  • October 1 – 31, 2019, Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fall colors, animals, straw pyramid, train ride, mini ferris wheel, and spin the apple ride. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks, and straw bales are available for purchase.

The Children’s Farm 
12700 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-3650

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Pumpkin Playland including corn box, bale climber, spooky barn, petting zoo, and crazy maze ($10 admission for ages 2 and up).
  • During October visits, the whole farm is open for family tours and special fall attractions, and there are free hayrides to the pumpkin patch.

Konow’s Corn Maze
16849 S. Cedar Rd.
Homer Glen, IL 60491

  • Opening September 21, 2019. On weekends, there are also pony rides, Oktoberfest live bands, and Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ.
  • Large and small corn mazes, corn pit, animal barn, straw playground, jumpy pillow, cow train express, hayrides, duck races, grain train tractor rides, and more.
  • Prices were not updated yet for 2019. Below are the 2018 pricing -Weekday admission is $10/person; weekend admission is $12/person. 2 and under are always free. $1 off daily admission with donation of dog/cat food item for local animal shelters.

Windy Acres Farm
37w446 Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-6429

  • Opening September 22 – October 31, 2019. Open Monday- Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Attractions include a corn box, corn maze, mini golf, petting zoo, three inflatables, zip line, jumping pillow, and tractor rides.
  • Children 2 and over $15 per day, Adults $10, Seniors $8, and children under 2 are free.
  • Wednesdays are $1 off entry with a donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. One discount per person.
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Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Ave
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3859

  • Opening September 14 – November 4, 2019
  • Hayrides, petting zoo, haunted house and haunted wagon ride, amusement rides, food truck, costume shop, pony and camel rides, and more.
  • Sonny Acres is under new management and will be releasing pricing soon.

Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-3800
info@odysseyfunfarm.com

  • Open September 22 – October 28, 2019. Closed September 25-26 and October 2-3.
  • Attractions include a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, petting zoo, corn cannon, pig races, hay rides, kids zone, zip lines, bouncy horses, flashlight maze, pillow jumpy, hay maze, corn box, hay pyramid, and pumpkin house.
  • Admission is $12/person. Children 1 and under are free.
  • Additional cost for pony rides, zip line, zombie safari hay ride, pitch black flashlight corn maze, and shooting gallery.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
40 W. Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 428-6727

  • Open September 14– October 31, 2019. Hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, daily, Halloween open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Paid attractions include animal land, pony rides, camel rides, wagon ride, jumping pillow, and pig races.
  • Free to enter Harvest Market area with pumpkins, fresh veggies, bakery goods, and country store.
  • No general admission fee; each attraction has a separate fee. Click here to see pricing.

Didier Farms
16678 West Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 634-3291
didierfarms@didierfarms.com

  • September 21 – October 31, 2019, open daily 9:00 am  – 6:00 pm.
  • Pumpkin playland, kiddie carousel, ferris wheel, burlap bag slide, strawberry spin, scrambler, haunted forest, pony rides, animal land zoo, and camel rides.
  • Pumpkins sold by the pound. No admission or parking fee; buy individual tickets for rides and attractions. Click here for pricing.
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Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm
4853 US Highway 52
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 475-7373
heapfarms@gmail.com

  • Open September 7 – October 31, 2019. House 10:00 am – 6:30 pm.
  • Hay rides, corn and soy bean mazes, heaps o’ fun barn, farm animals, pumpkin patch, food, live entertainment, and more.
  • Tickets and passes vary by day, time, and attractions; see website for pricing.
  • Catch a hay ride out to the 25-acre pumpkin patch full of 90 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash. Pick from traditional jack o’ lanterns, white pumpkins of all sizes, bumpy pumpkins, and green, red, and multi-colored pumpkins.

Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 467-6766
(815) 467-4698
info@dollingerfarms.com

  • Open September 16 – October 31, 2019. Daily from 10:00 – 6:30 pm. Free admission and parking, purchase tickets for individual attractions.
  • Farm animals, petting zoo, farm playground, and four-acre corn maze every day. Weekend train rides, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, and special food.
  • Revolutionary War and Civil War Reenactments.

Tom and Zach’s Pumpkin Patch
15725 W. Bruce Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-6816
(708) 955-8920

  • Open daily from last week in September – October 31, 2019 from 8:00 am – dusk.
  • Free admissions and parking to 1 1/2 acre patch.
  • Wagons are provided to pick your pumpkin.
  • Props throughout patch for picture opportunities.

Delair’s Cornstalk Farm
13901 Wolf Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 785-9532

  • September 28 – October 30, 2019. Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.
  • Pumpkins, cornstalks, crafts, jellies, and more.
  • Haunted cornstalk maze for children, and a small haunted house.
  • Free admission and parking.

Crosswind Farms
14435 W. Manhattan Monee Road
Manhattan, IL 60442
(708) 567-9090

  • Small family owned farm with U-Pick pumpkins in the month of October. Open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Bring a lunch, wear closed toe shoes and old clothes to walk through the fields where chickens roam.
  • Check their Facebook page here for updates on ripe fruits, vegetables, and pumpkins.

Melka Landscaping and Garden Center
11606 179th Street
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 349-6989

  • October 1 – 31, 2019. Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Pumpkin patch, bounce house, and seasonal decorations.
  • Free admission and parking.

Bronkberry Farms
18060 S. Bronk Road
Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 436-6967
bronkberrysite@sbcglobal.net

  • Pick your own pumpkin patch, gourds, mums, and more.
  • Weekend hayrack rides, caramel-dipped apples.
  • Now through Halloween, open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Puckerville Farms
133332 Bell Rd.
Lemont, IL 60439
(708) 508-0906

  • Pumpkin fest is open September 13 – October 31, 2019. Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Family farm on 180 acres of land.
  • Free admission for buying pumpkins, mums, and more.

For more fall family fun, be sure to check out our Fall Fun Guide that has everything in one place! We also have a great guide to Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests. Happy Fall from all of us at Kidlist!

About the Author

Nicole Majewski
Nicole and her family live in Bloomingdale. She is a former teacher and now stay at home mom of three adorable kids. Her family loves to be outside, exploring nature and getting dirty. In the winter months, you will find them at the local library or an indoor play place.

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