Pumpkin season is almost here! I know that there are so many pumpkin patches to visit in the Chicagoland area, but here are a few we like. They range from really small to huge (think like amusement parks). Let me know what you think!
I love, love this pumpkin patch farm! We have gone for the past few years. There’s a lot to do, the market is really cute, hay rides, a corn maze and they have a wide range of activities for various ages (the bouncing pillow is great for like 7-10 year olds). You can buy tickets in advance and I high recommend so you don’t want to wait in line.
It does get crowded, but we have always gone right when they opened. It’s definitely an all day type of thing!
Located in Lincolnshire, Didier Farms is smaller but still has activities for kids like a corn maze, patch, pony rides etc. There is no admission fee, but all the activities are ticketed. You can purchase those while you are there. It looks like it will be open September 17th!
Halloween in the Parks
If you don’t want to drive far and stay in the city, the Chicago Park’s District does a really great job setting up Halloween and small patches for the kids. We’ve done a few and they are great! Our favorite was at Oriole Park. It’s free to enter but if the extra things like the petting zoo, hay rides, etc are all ticketed. You can find a full list of parks doing their fall celebrations here!
This is a really small pumpkin patch and farm, with no admission cost. It’s located in Lemont, about 35 minutes away from the city. I feel like this is a great patch for little kids or if you are trying to avoid the crowds. It’s simple but great. It’s the first patch we took Noah to when he was a baby. Nothing fancy but fun!
Stade’s Farm and Market
Located in McHenry County, they have their annual fall festival beginning on Saturday, September 10, 2022, through Sunday, October 30, 2022. This is huge! It’s sort of like a Farm and amusement park all in one. There’s a small Ferris wheel, zip lining, slide mountain and more. You can definitely spend all day here!
I know there are so many more, but here are just a few that we have gone to in the past! If you are looking for apple orchards or a fall bucketlist, we’ve got you covered too!