Local farms hold offer discounts for military personnel and people with special needs

With their endless amounts of activities such as corn mazes, hay rides, pedal tractor races, petting zoos, pumpkin patches, train rides and more, a local farm is the perfect place for a family outing. 

This month, some of our favorite farms are holding separate events both for people with special needs and to honor military personnel and their families. 

Special needs events

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Oct. 28-29

Siegel’s Special Needs Weekend is the perfect opportunity for individuals living with special needs and their families to enjoy participating in the farm’s activities without the normal crowds. 

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm

Oct. 28

The village of Beach Park will be holding its annual special needs event this month. This event is open to any adult or child who has special needs and their immediate family and includes free admission into the farm, a hayride, a pumpkin, entrance into the corn maze and petting zoo, and pizza. To register, call Tracy at 847-246-6019.

Military events

Abbey Farms 

Oct. 21-22  

Abbey Farms will be holding a Hometown Heroes Weekend for those who are currently serving in the military and veterans, plus their families. Simply show a valid military ID at the entrance for 50 percent off.

Konow’s Corn Maze


Konow’s Corn Maze offers free admission to current and veteran military personnel. Simply show a valid military ID.

Didier Farms


Didier Farms offers free wristbands any day of the week to current and veteran military personnel. The wristband gives access to all of the farm’s activities and rides. Simply show a valid military ID.

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