Get Your Fall Fix at these Chicago Pumpkin Patches
These amazing Chicago pumpkin patches have just what you need to make the most of the fall season
Give Charlie Brown a run for his money and find your own Great Pumpkin this fall season. We dug deep to bring you a list of the best Chicago pumpkin patches. Warm your face on the steam of a hot apple cider, breathe in the crisp air, and listen to the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot as you hoof your way through these family-friendly spots. You’ll find there are so many wonderful things to do this season!
Chicago Park District Pumpkin Patches
When it comes to pumpkin picking within the Chicago city limits, there's nothing quite so convenient as your local park! Hand-select your favorite pumpkin from these Chicago parks filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. If you have to choose one, consider stopping by Jefferson Memorial Park, which will host a full-on Fall Fest filled with crafts, games, and—of course—pumpkins.
Event Date: Oct. 1, 10a.m. - 2p.m.
5430 N. Olcott Ave.
Event Date: Oct. 8, 10a.m. - 2p.m.
6935 W. Addison St.
Event Date: Oct. 29, 10a.m. - 1p.m.
910 S. Aberdeen St.
Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park
Event Date: Oct. 9, 12p.m. - 3p.m.
4822 N. Long Ave.
Jefferson Memorial Park
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Pumpkin Patches Outside of Chicago
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
Located just outside of Joliet, Siegel’s offers 40 acres of family fun with 30 attractions, including a tractor ride to their u-pick pumpkin patch and a beehive demo. Explore three different play areas that offer physical play, see the farm in style by taking a ride on the Ghost Town Railroad and squeeze in relaxation for the whole family when you sit back in the giant 100-year-old rocking chair. They are open from Sep. 24 - Oct. 31.
Cost: Weekends: $25, Weekdays: $20
17250 S. Weber Rd.
Stade’s Farm and Market
The Fall Festival has been a family favorite since its inception in 1995. Take a hayride back and forth between the patch, visit four-legged friends in the petting zoo, test your navigation skills in the corn maze and indulge in your favorite fest foods.
3709 Mill Rd.
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm
You can pack a full day’s worth of fun that goes well beyond the pumpkin patch at this gem located about an hour southwest of Chicago. General admission includes unlimited turns on kiddie rides including the Happy Swing, a 90-foot-tall mega fun slide and twirling t-cup honey pots, pig races that occur every hour, adorable furry fun in the petting zoo, a walk through Kid Village, and lots more. The farm is now cashless.
13341 W. 151st St.
Put an unexpected colorful twist on Halloween by going beyond the typical orange roundie and select one of the speckled, green or white pumpkins instead. Visit Pumpkin Playland, where kids can ride the kiddie carousel and Ferris wheel, mine for gems, ride mini tractors, play corn hole, get up close and personal with birds in the Parakeet Encounter, conquer a straw bale mountain, and weave their way through corn stalk or kiddie straw mazes. The farm is open from Sep. 17 - Oct. 30.
Cost: $1 per ticket (most activities take 4 tickets)
16678 Aptakisic Rd.
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