5 Chicagoland Area Pumpkin Patches to visit this fall

August 25, 2022

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!

Goebbert’s Farm

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!

Goebbert's pumpkin patch farm

Pumpkin patches in chicagoland area

Didier Farms

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!

Puckerville Farm

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!


  1. […] One of our favorite pumpkin patches is Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and it’s always on our Fall Bucket List each year! Goebbert’s is outside the city by roughly 45 minutes, but once you are there, it’s an all day event! There is so much to do for the kids like a petting zoo, pony rides, games, food and more. Definitely buy tickets ahead of time & go early, especially on the weekends. You can see a list of other apple and pumpkin orchards here. […]

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