Pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Sure, you could pick one up at a big-box store, but there's something distinctly comforting about going to an all-out pumpkin festival. Throw in some hayrides and corn mazes and you've got fall, Midwest-style. Your hunt for a pumpkin patch in Chicagoland is over, so you can find your own Great Pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patch Chicagoland

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest

It's the 38th year for this fall festival known for its cider doughnuts and barbecue. They've got rides and slides and a whole kids village. You can ride a pony and pet llamas and kangaroos after diving into the box full of corn.

  • Where: 13341 W 151st St, Homer Glen
  • Open: Sept 14 - 16, Sept 21 - Oct 30 Mon - Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat 9am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 8pm; Military (active and veteran) with ID Free
  • How much: $9.99 - $20.99

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Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Farm

Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Farm

Goebbert's has two locations, one in Pingree Grove and the other in South Barrington. The South Barrington location is the main farm and garden center that's been hosting a Fall Festival since 1978. In addition to hay rides, pig races, and more standard attractions, you can also feed giraffes at eye-level.

  • Where: 40 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington
  • Open: Sept 15 - Oct 30 9am to 6pm, Oct 31 9am to 3pm
  • How much: Mon - Fri $12, Sat, Sun, & Columbus Day $15; Children 2 and under free
  • Where: Pingree Grove, 42W813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire
  • Open: Sept 15 - Oct 31 9am to 6pm
  • How much: Mon - Fri $12, Sat, Sun, & Columbus Day $15; Children 2 and under free

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Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch

You can pick your own pumpkin at this Indiana farm, or select from one they've picked for you. You can also stock up on mums and fall decorations. There's more than just shopping, though, with carnival rides and lots of games for the kids. 

  • Where: 17904 Grant St, Lowell, IN
  • Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Sept 22 - Oct 28 10am to 6pm; Oct 12 & 13 10am to 9pm
  • How much: Admission is free; Fees for corn maze, pony rides, and some attractions; $18 for unlimited fun pass

 

Odyssey Fun Farm

Odyssey Fun Farm

You could spend days at this working farm located in Tinley Park. In addition to pumpkins, they've got zip lines, hay mazes, a petting zoo, and pig races. Stay late on Friday and Saturdays for the Zombie Safari. 

  • Where: 18900 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
  • Open: Sept 22 - Oct 28 10am to 6pm (closed Sept 25-26 and Oct 2-3)
  • How much: $12/person; children 2 and under free; pony rides, zip line, and shooting gallery extra

 

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - pumpkin patch, corn maze, zombie ride, and more

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

This farm has over thirty attractions, several of which are included with your admission price. There's a sports zone, trains, zip lines, and hay rides. Hours vary for each so you'll want to check before visiting. Special needs and immediate families get free admission September 22 & 23 and October 27 & 28.

  • Where: 17250 S Weber Rd, Lockport
  • Open: Open through Oct 31 10am to 6pm
  • How much: $14.95 Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day; $11.95 Monday through Friday; children 2 and under free

 

Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago

Sonny Acres Farm

This farm has been going strong since 1883. They've got carnival rides and a petting zoo, and their hayride takes you through the woods. On Wednesdays in October between 2pm and 6pm you can get an unlimited ride wristband for $10. 

  • Where: 29W310 North Ave, West Chicago
  • Open: Sept 22 - Oct 31 Mon - Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sun 10am to 9:30pm, Carnival daily 10am to 6pm
  • How much: Tickets are $1 each - cash only! 

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Chicago Area Pumpkin Festivals - Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and more fall fun near Chicago