If you are in Chicago this fall and googled “pumpkin patch near me” you are in the right place. There are many pumpkin patches located in Chicago and throughout the suburbs – and many also have corn mazes, apple picking and other fall themed activities. If you are looking for a fun day trip from Chicago, keep reading for a list of the best pumpkin patches in and near Chicago to visit in the fall.
Pumpkin Patches in the Chicago Area
Below is a list of the best pumpkin patches in and near Chicago (listed in order of distance from downtown Chicago). I have included all the information you need to plan your visit, including addresses, dates and times, prices, activities as well as links to their websites and facebook pages. Note: Make sure to check the websites for most current information regarding safety precautions and to purchase tickets in advance.
Pumpkin Patches In Chicago
Jack’s Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up
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Jack’s Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up is a pop-up pumpkin patch. This outdoor fall experience located on over 2 acres in Goose Island has the largest corn maze in downtown Chicago, hidden boozy bar, axe throwing, carnival games, music, fortune telling, three full-service bars and several picture back drops to take instagrammable fall photos. Pre-purchased access is required.
Address: 1465 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Dates: September 23 – October 31, 2021
Cost: Prices vary by date.
Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
Lincoln Park Zoo will have a small pumpkin patch during its annual Fall Fest. In addition to a pumpkin patch, this family-friendly celebration will have other fall activities including a pumpkin walk, live pumpkin carvers, a festive pop-up bar, animal chats, musical entertainment and more!
Address: 2400 N. Cannon Drive
When: The zoo is open every day from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Fall Fest is on Fridays–Sundays from October 8–October 31 and Monday October 11. Select Fall Fest attractions will remain open during the week.
Cost: FREE. Some experiences are paid including the pumpkin patch, pumpkin walk, AT&T Endangered Species carousel rides, Lionel Train Adventure rides, caricatures & face painting, caramel apple & S’mores station and a festive pop-up bar.
JoJo’s Pumpkin Patch
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JoJo’s Shake Bar, a restaurant and bar with a modern twist on diner classics, a pointed whiskey selection, decadent cocktails and over the top shakes, welcomes fall with an elaborate pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. Taking place on their 5,000 sq ft patio in River North, JoJo’s has filled the space with over 600 pumpkins, a 1954 Red Ford Truck, Hay Bales, and a bathtub filled with corn to satisfy your perfect fall photo needs.
Pumpkin Patch Specials include gourmet caramel apples, pumpkin & apple pies, spiked ciders and biggie hot chocolates and their famous Pumpkin Patch Shake (a delectable pumpkin-flavored shake stacked high with a slice of pumpkin pie, Reese’s Pieces Pretzel, roasted marshmallow, & an entire taffy apple). You can also show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pretty In Pink Milk Bar and Cocktail, which will be available throughout the month of October. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Lynn Sage Foundation.
Address: JoJo’s Shake Bar, 23 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
When: All through October, 2021
Cost: Admission is $10 per table and reservations are available at jojosshakebar.com.
Halloween in the Parks
You can find small pumpkin patches for kids at a few Chicago parks as part of the annual Halloween in the Parks. In addition to pumpkin patches, there will be other kid-friendly events like Halloween parties to haunted houses and fall festivals.
Where: Various Chicago parks.
When: Select dates in October. See the Halloween in the Parks page for more information.
Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago
Puckerville Farm is a family-oriented farm that produces a variety of fine crops and products including pumpkins, Christmas trees, and glass artwork. In addition to their pumpkin patch, during their Pumpkin Fest, the festivities include hayrides, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Their local honey harvested on site is popular and sells out fast. Check their website or call 708-508-0906 for most current information.
Address: 13332 Bell Rd, Lemont, IL 60439
Distance from Chicago: About 29 miles southwest from Chicago (about 35 minutes)
Cost: No admission fee. See their website for prices and hours of other attractions.
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm
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Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm is one of the Midwest’s most popular pumpkin patches and Fall festival. The farm also offers fresh apple cider donuts, award-winning barbecue, kiddie rides, hayrides, petting zoo, pig races, and more. More than 13 rides and many more attractions are included with the price of admission. The farm is “stroller friendly” so you can bring your strollers or wagons; it is mostly paved, but there are some gravel paths.
Address: 13341 West 151st Street, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491
Distance from Chicago: About 31 miles southwest of Chicago (about 45 minutes driving time)
Dates and Hours: September 17, 2021 – October 31, 2021. Hours vary throughout the season.
Cost: Admission ranges from $16.99 to $29.99 per person depending on date. Pony rides are sold separately for $6. Children under 1 years of age & under and anyone with a Military ID (active or veteran) gets free admission. See their website for details on hours and admission rates.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Odyssey Fun Farm is built on a 110 acre real farm. In addition to a Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch and 2 corn mazes, they have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities including a Giant Inflatable Pillow, Expanded Barnyard Zoo w/ Goat Walk, corn cannons, hay rides, a cow train, Corn Cannons, Duck Races, Rope Maze, and more. Check their facebook page and website for more information.
Address: 18900 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, Illinois
Distance from Chicago: About 31 miles southwest of Chicago (about 40 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 25 – October 31, 2021 but closed September 27-29 and October 4-6
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Cost: General admission is $22 on weekdays and $24 on weekends and Columbus Day. Kids 2 & under are free. Some attractions cost extra including the Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch ($2-15). You can rent a wagon from them for a $10 cash deposit (which will be returned).
Johansen Farms & Children’s Zoo
Johansen Farms & Children’s Zoo has a huge pumpkin patch with over 25,000 pumpkins. There is also a petting zoo with over 500 farm animals, corn maze, miniature golf and tons of fun kid-friendly attractions including pony rides, hayrides, train rides and airslides. Their bakery sells hot apple cider donuts and fresh baked pie. Check their facebook page and website for more information.
Address: 710 W Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Distance from Chicago: About 31 miles southwest from Chicago (about 40 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 15 – October 31, 2021
Hours: Varies see website for hours.
Cost: There is no charge to visit the pumpkin patch and open market area. See their pricing page for information on zoo admission and other pricing.
Didier Farms is a family owned and operated farm since 1912 known for their annual Pumpkinfest. There have plenty of family-friendly activities that include pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, craft area and Animal Land Zoo with Pig Races. Their farmstand sells freshly baked apple cider and pumpkin donuts and pies. Check their facebook page, website or call 847-634-3291 for most current information.
Distance from Chicago: About 34 miles northwest from Chicago (about 45 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 18 – October 31, 2021
Hours: Daily 9am – 6pm (Halloween 9am – 4pm).
Cost: There is no admission fee, and all activities and rides require individual tickets ($1/ticket). Most rides and activities are 3 tickets. Pumpkin Playland requires 4 tickets and pumpkins are sold by the pound. See their website for more information on pricing.
At Abbey Farms has a 40-acre pumpkin farm. General admission includes fun family games and activities including the largest corn maze in Kane County, jumping pillow, cow train, zip lines, hay ride, slides and a petting zoo on the weekends. Their bakery sells apple cider donuts, pumpkin spice donuts, pies and more. There is also craft beer and wine tent on the weekends. Check their facebook page and website for more information.
Address: 2855 Hart Road, Aurora, IL 60502
Distance from Chicago: About 39 miles west of Chicago (about 45 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 18 – October 31, 2021.
Hours: Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am – 6pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday but open on Columbus Day
Cost: General admission (which includes all activities) is $18 on weekends/holidays and $14 on weekdays if pre-purchased online. No charge for kids 2 and under. See their website to purchase timed entry tickets in advance. Limited tickets will be sold at the gate for an additional $4 per ticket. All pumpkins are an additional cost ranging from $5-$15 dollars each depending on size.
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is a real operating 4th generation family farm year round. In addition to a pumpkin patch, the farm has a corn maze, and over 35 attractions to choose from. Check their facebook page and website for more information.
Address: 17250 Weber Road, Lockport, Illinois 60441
Distance from Chicago: About 40 miles southwest of Chicago (about 50 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 25 – October 31, 2021
Hours: Open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $24.95 or $31.95 for a weekend all inclusive pass. Children 2 as well as military, police and firefighter anyone with an active ID are allowed entry into the farm for free. Grandparents are also free on weekdays. Click here to purchase tickets online in advance.
Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
Address: 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan, Illinois
Distance from Chicago: About 44 miles north from downtown Chicago (about 50-60 minutes driving time)
Dates: September 18 – November 1, 2021
Hours: Varies by day; see website for exact hours.
Cost: Timed entry tickets required for all guests (aged 3 & up) on weekends and Columbus Day for $10 per person which includes hayride, corn maze and animal area. On weekdays, tickets are not required and admission is free (visitors pay for individual activities). See this link for more details and to purchase online in advance. They have pre-picked pumpkins priced by size between $1 and $50.
County Line Orchard
County Line Orchard has a pumpkin patch with a famous pumpkin house in the middle for a great photo op. If you are not interested in searching for pumpkins, there are also pumpkins to choose from at the Big Barn. Other fun activities include apple picking, corn mazes, bee yurts, a MooChoo ride, and kids farm with animals. They also have a U-Pick sunflower patch (best mid to late September). Check their facebook page, website for more information.
Address: 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
Distance from Chicago: About 46 miles southeast from Chicago (about 55 minutes)
Dates: September 1 – October 31, 2021
Hours: Daily 9am – 6pm.
Cost: Pumpkins cost 40¢/lb. Admission prices vary. See their website for prices and hours of other attractions. Children 2 & under are free.
Patch 22 has thousands of farm-grown pumpkins with lots of variety and exotics as well as a petting farm, pony rides and hayrides. They also carry corn stalks, straw bales, hay bales, gourds, ornamental corn, and taffy apples. Check their facebook page, website or call 847-336-0120 for more information.
Address: 15900 Kelly Road, Wadsworth, IL 60083 (NW corner of Hwy 41 and Kelly Road)
Distance from Chicago: About 49 miles north of Chicago (about 1 hr driving time)
Dates: October 2 – 31, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays and Columbus Day only)
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day) from 10:00am until 5:00pm
Cost: There is a $10 parking fee which includes admission for the entire car to enter the farm. See their website for prices of other attractions.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
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Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch is a family owned and operated farm since 1985 that is well known for their annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Goebbert’s offers many fall themed attractions for kids and families including a Haunted House, Kiddie Play Land, Straw Maze, Singing Chickens, Pumpkin Express Train, Giant Pumpkin Slide, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Pumpkin Cannon, Pedal Karts, Carousel, Tire Mountain, Pig Races and Animal Land with a Pig Family, Giraffe Barn, and Feathered Friends Building. Animals arrive at the Farm in mid-September. They also offer apple picking. Their café features baked goods and meal options, apple cider donuts and homemade caramel apples. Check their Facebook page and website for current updates.
Address: 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140
Distance from Chicago: 50 miles northwest from downtown Chicago (about 50 minutes driving time)
Dates: August 27 through October 31, 2021.
Hours: Hours are 9am – 6pm daily.
Cost: General admission is $17 on weekdays and $20 for weekends, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Seniors pay $12 any day. Children 2 and younger are free. Online tickets are required, click here to purchase.
Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm
Heaps Giant Pumpkin Farm has a 25-acre pumpkin patch full of 90 different varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash. They specialize in giant pumpkins – their largest pumpkin was grown in 2013, weighing in at 731.5 lbs! Other attractions include a giant interactive corn maze, a bean maze, playground castle, fun barn, and hayrides.
Address: 4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447
Distance From Chicago: About 52 miles southwest of Chicago (1 hour driving time)
Dates: September 25- October 31, 2021.
Dollinger Family Farm
Dollinger Family Farm is a working family farm. In addition to pumpkin picking, they have a four-acre corn maze, a bee barn, farm animals and a playground. Well behaved dogs on a leash are allowed. Check their facebook page for updates.
Address: 7420 E. Hansel Road, Channahon, IL
Distance from Chicago: 54 miles southwest from Chicago (about 1 hour driving time)
Dates: September 13 – October 30, 2021
Hours: Open daily 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free admission to farm, prices for pumpkins vary from 75 cents to $25, depending on size.
Kuipers Family Farm
In addition to pumpkins, Kuipers Family Farm has a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, a haunted forest, tractor tire mountain, peddle tractor derby, nature walk, jumping pillows They also offer apple picking. Head to the Orchard Bakery to pick up fresh apple cider doughnuts, home-baked pies, fudge, pasteurized apple cider and hand-spun caramel apples. Check their facebook page, website or call 815-827-5200 for more information.
Address: 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, Illinois
Distance from Chicago: 56 miles west of Chicago (1 hour driving time)
Dates: Open September 18 on October 31, 2021 (4pm).
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 9am – 6pm and Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Cost: Weekdays: $19.99 online tickets or $21.99 at the gate; Weekends & Columbus Day $22.99 online tickets or $24.99 at the gate; Seniors 65 and older or Military Personnel (with ID): $14.99 Weekdays online or at the gate or $16.99 Weekends online or at the gate. Kids 2 and under are free. Tickets wil go on sale soon. Click here to buy tickets online in advance.
All Seasons Orchard
All Seasons Orchard has thousands of pumpkins to choose from whether you want to pick your own or grab an already picked pumpkin from their pumpkin farm. They have a barnyard with over 30 family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, corn maze and apple picking. They have a drive thru located near the exit which is stocked with donuts, cider and some of their most popular farm market items. Check their facebook page and website or call (815) 338-5637 for most current information.
Address: 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Distance from Chicago: 60 miles northwest from Chicago (1 hour driving time)
Dates: Pumpkin picking will be open on weekends starting late September
Hours: Sat, Sun & Columbus Day: 10am-6pm
Cost: Entry into the pumpkin patch requires a Barnyard ticket ($17/person and kids 2 and under are free) and pumpkins are an additional charge. Admission is not required for pre-picked pumpkins from pumpkin farm. See their website for pricing.
Stade’s Farm and Market
Stade’s Farm and Market grows many different varieties of pumpkins ranging from one pound to 200 pounds in different colors. You can also go apple picking. Check their facebook page, twitter and website or call (815) 675-6396 for picking conditions and more information.
Address: 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, Illinois 60051
Distance from Chicago: Approximately 63 miles northwest from downtown Chicago (1.5 hrs driving time)
Dates: September 11 through October 31, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays only in September
and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (and Columbus Day) in October
Hours: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Cost: $8 each for any size pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. General admission starts at $18, check their website for detailed pricing. Children age 2 and under admitted free.
Jonamac Orchard has a huge selection of pumpkins you can pick yourself from their massive 12 acre patch with thousands of different pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes. The farm also offers apple picking, corn maze, and many activities for kids including a petting zoo and a Barn Yard Play Area (slides, kid fort & wooden maze, play tractor, duck races, trike track, spider web, kiddie barn, straw bale pile, & “Tiny Town” Donut Shop & School House). They also have a Store & Bakery and Cider House. Check their facebook page and website for most current information.
Address: 19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL 60150
Distance from Chicago: 70 miles west of Chicago (about 70-90 minutes driving time)
Dates: Opens mid September
Hours: Daily 9AM-5:30PM (last entry is 5PM). Make sure to check their website for hours of other activities.
Cost: Pumpkin pricing is 3 for $20 / 1 for $10. Entry is free on weekdays (Monday-Thursday, excluding Labor Day & Columbus Day Monday) but there is a general admission charge of $6 per person (2 and under free) on Fall Festival Days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Columbus Day Monday). Check their website for detailed pricing and to purchase general admission tickets in advance.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Royal Oak Farm has a new pumpkin field with both U-Pick and prepicked pumpkins. Wagons will not provided this season due to Covid-19, so they encourage guests to bring their own. The orchard offers apple picking with over 30 varieties of apples and is home to the country’s only apple tree maze. There are also many family fun and entertainment activities including a train, carousel, hayrides, petting zoo and playground. Their bakery sells fresh fudge, hand dipped caramel apples, homemade pies and its famous apple cider donuts and their country kitchen sells home-cooked chicken pot pies and hand breaded chicken tenders.
Address: 15908 Hebron Rd., Harvard, IL 60033
Distance from Chicago: 77 miles northwest of Chicago (about 1 hour 40 minutes)
Dates: Pumpkin picking available in Late September of 2021.
Cost: Admission to the pumpkin patch is $6 or 2 tokens/person and includes one pumpkin of any size from the field. Kids age 3 and under are free.
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