Where to Find Family Fall Farm Fun in Chicagoland

Pick the perfect pumpkin or just enjoy some unplugged time together in nature.

The air is crisper and the leaves on the trees are changing to yellows, oranges and reds. While school has begun, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun. 

Check out these local farms in Chicagoland that your family is sure to love. Pick up a pumpkin to take home and carve or some apples to enjoy. Some of the farms even have animals and corn mazes that you can figure out as a family.  

Bronkberry Farms

This farm features pumpkins, hayrides, apples, straw bales, corn stalks and caramel apples. Its fall fest Oct. 7-8 features 55 vendors, face painting, balloon twisting, farm animals, pumpkin painting and hayrides. 

Cody’s Farm

October is prime time at Cody’s Farm with hayrides, kids play area, five-acre corn maze, u-pick pumpkins, caramel apples, apple cider doughnuts and apple cider. 

Goebbert’s Farm

All ages can ride on the Pumpkin Express train and hop on a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Kids can enjoy the playground, pedal karts, jumping pillow, carousel, corn box, pumpkin slide and tire mountain. There’s also a pumpkin-eating dinosaur that gets fed throughout the day. 

Historic Wagner Farm

Step back in time to farm life of decades past on the 18.6-acre historic Wagner Farm. Learn about the farm’s livestock and experience interactive exhibits.

Johansen Farms

The pumpkin patch features more than 25,000 pumpkins. Fall festival begins Sept. 15. Other fall activities include a petting zoo, miniature golf course, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, toddler area and “The Amazing Corn Maze.” 

Konow’s Corn Maze

Families can pick a pumpkin, plus enjoy two corn mazes, an animal farm, indoor playland and rides. Fall Fest opening day is Sept. 16. 

Lambs Farm

With more than 300 animals with their own names, personalities and stories, your kids will go wild as they explore the Farmyard. There is also a petting area, discovery center, animal feeding, a miniature train, old world carousel, pony and camel rides. 

Richardson Adventure Farm

Take a trip through the corn maze and pick up your pumpkin while you’re there. Farm admission includes kids ziplines, jumping pillows and an animatronic chicken show, among other activities. 

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Families can enjoy a hayride to the 10-acre pumpkin field, or if you prefer, walk over to the smaller pumpkin field. The huge corn maze’s theme this year is “Super Mario Bros.”

Stade’s Farm & Market

Take a tractor-driven ride out to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Enjoy the old-fashioned ice cream shop with 16 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream, shakes, malts and floats. 

County Line Orchard

Chicagoland families often cross the state line for a visit that includes a farm zoo, adult and kids corn mazes, moo train, pumpkins and lots of apples, plus apple cider and pumpkin doughnuts. Barnyard Jams are held on weekends.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.


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