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 and the featured listings.

Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest

October 1 – 31, 2018
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!

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Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

September 22 – October 31, 2018
Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

17250 S Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 741-2693

Take a hayride to their pumpkin field, explore the Haunted Barn, pet and feed farm animals, get lost in two corn mazes, enjoy our Ziplines and Giant Mountain Slide, and much more! Their famous 15-acre corn maze is Superman-themed this year.

General Admission includes over 30 unlimited attractions for all ages and is $11.95 Monday through Friday, $14.95 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. Take their online survey to get a 25% off coupon.

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

  • Opening September 14th, 2018.
  • 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.
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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 ($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.

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

  • Opening September 14th, 2018.
  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • Opening September 16, 2018. On weekends, there are also pony rides, Oktoberfest live bands, and Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ.
  • 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.
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Windy Acres Farm
37w446 Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-6429

  • Small farm with a corn box, corn maze, mini golf, petting zoo, three inflatables, zip line, jumping pillow

Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Ave
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3859

  • Hayrides, petting zoo, haunted house and haunted wagon ride, amusement rides, food truck, costume shop, pony and camel rides, and more.
  • Tickets are cash only and cost $1 each; each attraction costs between 2 and 5 tickets. Check the website to see ticket prices for each attraction.
  • Wednesday deal: Every Wednesday in October beginning at 2pm, $10 wristbands are available for unlimited rides until 6pm.

Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-3800

  • 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 2 and under are free.
  • Additional cost for pony rides, zip line, zombie safari hay ride, pitch black flashlight corn maze, and shooting gallery.

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

  • Paid attractions include animal land, pony rides, camel rides, wagon ride, jumping pillow, and pig races.
  • Open September 15 – October 31, 2018. 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

  • Pumpkin playland, kiddie carousel, ferris wheel, burlap bag slide, strawberry spin, scrambler, haunted forest, pony rides, animal land zoo, and camel rides.
  • September 22 – October 31, 2018 (plus Columbus Day), open 9am  – 6pm.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Farm animals, petting zoo, farm playground, and four-acre corn maze every day. Weekend train rides, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, and special food.
  • Open September 17 – October 31, 2018. Free admission and parking, purchase tickets for individual attractions.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Fawn’s Fall Fest & Pumpkin Farm – CLOSED THIS YEAR
24405 S. LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(708) 532-6668

  • Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, pillow jumper, barrel rides, shooting gallery, corn crib, strawland, face painting, pumpkin chuckin’, and concessions.
  • Fridays open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays open 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Admissions is $12/person for ages 3 and up; 2 and under and those with a military I.D. are free.

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Family farm on 180 acres of land.
  • Free admission for buying pumpkins, mums, and more.
  • Open 7 days a week, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

For more fall family fun, be sure to check out our fall festivals and Oktoberfest guide for the western suburbs and the fall festivals and Oktoberfest guide for the southwest suburbs! Happy Fall from all of us at Kidlist!

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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