Chicago-Area Pumpkin Patches Celebrate Fall With Family Fun

Chicago-Area Pumpkin Patches Celebrate Fall With Family Fun

Are you searching for that perfect Chicago-area pumpkin patch? 

Every fall, families from the city and suburbs set out on a mission to track down pumpkins for jack-o-lantern carving or to add a dash of color to their outdoor decorating.

While you won't find too many pumpkin patches in the city, a short drive to the burbs brings plenty of fall fun.

Check out our guide to the biggest and best Chicago-area pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals. If we missed your favorite, Tweet us at @AngiesListChi   

Cook County

The Children’s Farm at The Center
Noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends
Pumpkin days begin in October
12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park
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Delaris Cornstalk Farm
11 a.m. to dusk every day
Mid-September through late October
13901 Wolf Road, Orland Park
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Goebbert’s Farm and Garden Center
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Mid-September to Oct. 31
40 Higgens Road, South Barrington
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Puckerville Farms
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily
Sept. 17 to Oct. 31
13332 Bell Road, Lemont
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Pumpkins Chicago
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
3456 N. Clark St., Chicago
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DuPage County

Sonny Acres Farms
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Mid-September to late October
29W310 North Ave., West Chicago
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Wheaton Landscape and Garden Center
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Fall festival from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
626 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton
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Grundy County

Dollinger Family Farms
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily
Sept. 22 to Oct. 30
7420 E. Hansel Road, Channahon
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Kane County

Abbey Farms of Marmion Academy
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday
Weekends in October
850 Butterfield Road, Aurora
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Anderson Farm
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Fall fest last three weekends in October
251 Montgomery Road, Montgomery
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Kuipers Family Farm
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Mid-September to Oct. 31
1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park
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Windy Acres
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Fall festival from Sept. 26 to Nov. 2
37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva
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Kendall County

Anderson Farm
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily 
Sept. 28 to Oct. 30
508 Route 126, Plainfield
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Keller’s Farmstand 
Noon to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Mid-September to Oct. 31
2500 Johnson Road, Oswego
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Lake County

Didier Farms
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Mid-September to Oct. 31
16678 Aptakisic Road, Linconshire
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Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
Noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; Noon to 11 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
Sept. 1 to Nov. 6
13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan
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Stade’s Farm and Market
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Sept. 6 to Nov. 2
3709 W Miller Road, McHenry
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McHenry County

All Season Orchard
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Labor Day weekend to Nov. 1
14510 Il Route 176, Woodstock
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Meadow View Corn Maze
5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; Noon to 10 p.m., Sunday
Sept. 2 to Oct. 30
17020 Streit Road, Harvard
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Prairie Sky Orchard
10 a..m. to 5 p.m. daily
Labor Day weekend to Oct. 31
4914 North Union Road, Union
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Royal Oak Farm Orchard
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
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Will County

Bengtston Pumpkin Farm
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Sept. 27 to Oct. 30
13341 West 151 St, Lockport
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Heap's Giant Pumpkins 
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mid-September to Oct. 31
4853 US Highway 52, Minooka
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Johansen Farms Petting Zoo
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Fall festival Mid September to Oct. 31
710 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook
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Konow's Corn Maze
11 a.m. to 8p.m. daily
Sept. 27 to Oct. 30
16849 S. Cedar Road., Homer Glen
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Don't know what to do with the insides of your pumpkin once you're done scooping them from your jack-o-lantern? Well, just don't throw it all in the garbage. Pumpkins and their seeds are packed with nutrition and can be used in a number of recipes. Talk to a Chicago-area dietician or nutritionist to find out how to reap all the benefits of fall's favorite gourd. 

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