Best Pumpkin Patches

Top Pumpkin Patches in the Chicagoland Area

Fall is here and Halloween is on the way, so get out your carving tools and go find the perfect pumpkin. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin farms and fests for the season.

Abbey Farms
Aurora: (630) 966-7775,

2855 Hart Road: Beyond a pumpkin patch, the farm’s Pumpkin Daze fest offers a corn maze, a drop slide, pedal go-karts, hayrides and a petting zoo. They also stream football in a tent serving beer and wine so parents can be entertained while their kids play.

Blackberry Farm
Aurora: (630) 892-1550,

100 S. Barnes Road: Buy and decorate pumpkins at Blackberry Fam’s Pumpkin Weekends and take advantage of other activities including pony and train rides, a sandbox filled with corn and a 70-foot zip line.

Didier Farms
Lincolnshire: (847) 634-3291,

16678 W. Aptakisic Road: Pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colors are available. Once you’ve found the perfect one you can take advantage of other activities including pig races, tractor-drawn hayrides, a carousel, a corn maze and camel and pony rides.

The Elegant Farmer
Mukwonago, Wisconsin: (262) 363-6770,

1545 Main St.: Pick pumpkins and 12 varieties of apples then take a hayride and explore a five-acre corn maze. Come hungry as the market serves cider and doughnuts and lets you make your own caramel apples.

Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
South Barrington: (847) 428-6727,

40 W. Higgins Road: Pick out a pumpkin, watch a pig race, take a camel ride and explore a corn maze or 12-room haunted house. If you want a snack, visit the Red Barn Café & Bakery to grab apple cider doughnuts or pumpkin cookies.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
Hampshire, (847) 464-5952,

42W813 Reinking Road: Along with picking out a pumpkin, you can also check out the new apple orchard. Other popular attractions include a petting zoo, train ride and a mechanical dinosaur that eats pumpkins.

Holes & Knolls Mini Golf
Glen Ellyn: (630) 469-7888,

845 Pershing Ave.: The golf course turns into a pumpkin patch for Pumpkins on the Green.

Keller’s Farmstand
Oswego: (630) 219-8194,

2500 Johnson Road: You can pick your pumpkin from the field and enjoy additional festivities including a 10-acre corn maze, hayrides and a play area.

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
Waukegan: (847) 662-5733,

13236 W. Town Line Road: Along with picking up pumpkins and fall décor, you can feed goats and sheep.

Richardson Adventure Farm
Spring Grove: (815) 675-9729,

909 English Prairie Road: Walk to the fields or take the free wagon ride offered on weekends and pick gourds and pumpkins. The farm also offers 30 other activities including a 33-acre corn maze, train rides, a carousel, weekend pig races and a paintball shooting gallery.

Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Harvard: (815) 648-4141,

15908 Hebron Road: Pick pumpkins, gourds, winter squash and apples at the 120-acre orchard. You can also wander through an apple tree maze and pick up apple cider doughnuts from the bakery.

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
Lockport: (800) 304-3276,

17250 Weber Road: Take a hayride to the field where you can pick a pumpkin off the vine and then enjoy activities including a 15-acre corn maze, a paintball shooting gallery, a baby chick nursery and a zip line.

Sonny Acres Farm
West Chicago: (630) 231-3859,

29W310 North Ave.: Pick out pumpkins, squash and gourds and get Halloween supplies. The farm features carnival rides, food stands, a petting zoo and a rock climbing wall.

Stade’s Farm and Market
McHenry: (815) 675-6396,

3709 Miller Road: The annual autumn festival features the chance to pick pumpkins, plus hayrides, a petting zoo, mazes, food vendors, pumpkin cannon demonstrations and more.

Yaeger’s Farm Market
DeKalb: (815) 756-6005,

14643 State Route 38: There are acres of pumpkins to choose from at the pumpkin patch, which you can reach through a hayride on weekends.