13 of the Best Fall Fun Family Days Out in Illinois

Best Places for Pumpkin Picking Illinois – when October hits and it will soon be Halloween, then what can be more fun that going to pick your own pumpkin? 

Have a look at our great list of pumpkin patches in Illinois.

It’s a good idea to contact the pumpkin patch you want to visit to make sure they have plenty of pumpkins before you set out.


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Curranʼs Orchard

6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101

Curranʼs Orchard is a “smaller family-run destination orchard located in the rolling hills of northern Illinois near Rockford. We are known for our award-winning cider, our awesome apple donuts, our ginormous caramel apples, and most all, for the way we don’t spray our apples.

Curran’s Orchard grows luscious fruit sprayed with 1/3 of the typical amount of chemicals.

Growing apples this way is a difficult task, but we think that the challenge is worth it. Our goal is to provide you with pure, delicious, worry-free fruit without a lot of chemicals!

We know that you will enjoy eating freshly picked apples without having to wash them first. Come and enjoy the Fall season at Curran’s Orchard!”

They also have upick red raspberries, pick-your-own Balaton tart cherries, pure local honey and a pumpkin patch.


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Stade’s Farm and Market – U-pick Pumpkins IL

3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051

Stade’s Farm and Market has everything you need for a fun packed family day out in the country!

“Located in scenic McHenry County, Stade’s Farm & Market is approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago, Illinois. We produce 2,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and fresh fruits and vegetables that we sell directly to consumers through our Farm Market.

Stade Farm is a popular pick-your-own destination. We are offering both fruits and vegetables for you to harvest, including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans, peppers, and more. We offer a beautiful apple orchard with many of your favorite apples and about 30 acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Stade’s is home to a large entertainment area, including a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 35+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, special events, great food, and lots of family-orientated fun.

At Stade’s, we grow many different varieties of pumpkins. Sizes range from one pound to 200 pounds; colors are classic dark orange, white, blue, green, pink, or yellow; shapes can be tall and narrow, short and squatty, or perfectly round; pie pumpkins, small gourd pumpkins, basketball-size pumpkins, large pumpkins, and giant pumpkins. We also have pumpkins that are specifically grown for seed roasting. Whatever your likes are, you can find the perfect pumpkin here in Stade’s pumpkin patch.”


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Cody’s Farm & Orchard

19502 River Rd, Marengo, IL 60152

When you visit Cody’s Farm and Orchard LLC be sure to treat yourself to their speciality – Strawberry Glazed Donuts – delicious!

“Cody’s Farm & Orchard LLC will provide high quality, fresh home grown fruit and vegetables to our customers.

Cody’s is a family business that values health, happiness of children, education and making family memories. We would invite people of all ages to come and visit our farm. Each year during the month of June Cody’s Farm & Orchard welcomes families from the greater Chicagoland area to come visit our farm and pick strawberries.

Fresh Vegetables we have by season…

Sweet Corn, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beets, Radishes, Green Beans, Onions, Summer Squash, Potatoes, Zucchini,  Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes(late July)

Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, 
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beets, Radishes, Green Beans, Onions, Summer Squash, Potatoes, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes

Fall Squash, Pumpkins(end of month), Apples & Peaches,  Watermelon, Sweet Corn, 
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Green Beans, Onions, Potatoes, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes

Apples, Sweet Corn(until 1st hard frost), 
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beets,  Radishes, Peppers*, Onions, Zucchini*, Cucumbers*, Fall Squash”


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All Seasons Orchard

14510 IL-176, Woodstock, IL 60098

All Seasons Orchard is an apple orchard, pumpkin patch and corn maze located in Woodstock, IL in McHenry County.

“We are near the Chicago metropolitan area and Rockford and are open daily in September and October. View our hours and directions. Stop by to pick your own apples in our orchard or play in our Barnyard.

We’re a favorite fall destination for families and groups alike and offer the ideal activities for a day of all fun! If you’re interested in apple picking or pumpkin picking near you, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you at All Seasons Orchard this Fall!”


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Braffet Berry Farm and Orchard

9010 E 2250 North Rd, Carlock, IL 61725

The Braffet Berry Farm is located in central Illinois in the northwest part of Mclean County. Owners, Curt & Peggy Braffet, have been growing strawberries there since 1995. You are invited to visit with you family to enjoy picking your own beautiful juicy berries.

“We at Braffet Berry Farm worked very hard to plant, mulch, weed, and water to get the strawberries ready for you to pick.

You cannot go wrong with a sun-kissed strawberry in the summer. They’re a hard crop to grow and very susceptible to the Midwest weather. “Every year we never know what Mother Nature has in store for our crop, but we continue to plant more and Curt continues to give in to his wife’s passion of agriculture and fruits.”
Strawberry season tends to start around Memorial Day weekend, and continue for 3-4 weeks depending again on Mother Nature. We sell them by the pound, and provide buckets which our customers can pick in.
As well as strawberries, we have asparagus early May. End of June first part of July limited blueberries and rhubarb.”

Corn Maze, Apples and Pumpkins in the fall.


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Crosswind Farms

14435 W Manhattan-Monee Rd, Manhattan, IL 60442

Those at Crosswind Farms hope that people will join them for some amazing, healthy outdoor fun, picking berries and enjoying the sunshine. They also offer tours of the barn and the farm.

“Crosswind Farms we made the decision to open a u-pick orchard to the public so we can share the love we have for this farm with you.

Our seasonal fruits are strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, aronia and concord grapes.

You can come to our house in the summer to pick strawberries, blackberries and red raspberries. We will have produce for sale from our garden. In the fall you can pick concord grapes and aronia. We sell pre-picked pumpkins in October and have a small corn pit for the kids. Our goats & baby goats are out and waiting to be fed on weekends. We sell fresh cut Christmas Trees starting the day after Thanksgiving. And our honey is for sale all year round.”


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Sun Berry Orchard Farm – Woodstock

2318 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

“Hours: Opening Mid Summer for Vegetable Picking

Welcome to the Farm! Here we have our fields with products you can pick from as well as lots of family entertainment to offer! From a hayride to a corn maze! Come visit our farm and enjoy a day in nature learning about the supply chain and where all of our tasty products come from! 


3712 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

At this location, we have Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries and apples! As well as our food truck and a picnic area for your family to enjoy refreshments at. Follow our Facebook page for updates on season availability and field weather conditions!”


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The Valley Orchard

811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

The Valley Orchard is “a 35 acre family-owned orchard with approximately 5,000 apple trees. You have a choice of either picking your own apples or purchasing pre-picked apples in our store. We do, however, usually pick our own Honey Crisp and they’re also in the store.

Also available to pick: rhubarb, raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries, cherries, red, white and black currants and blackberries (in the summer).

We make our own 100% pure cider – no additives. Slushies are available of course made with our oh- so- refreshing cider. We also have yummy cider donuts, delectable apple pies, really good cinnamon bread, scrumptious caramel apples and to die for fudge.

Our store offers many fall decorations, linens, candles, and other unique items for your home. You will find a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, honey, squash, pumpkins, gourds, and much, much more.”


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Braeutigam Orchards

2795 Turkey Hill Ln, Belleville, IL 62221

Braeutigam Orchards “has been in the family since 1831, but it wasn’t until 1935 that Rollin Braeutigam started raising fruit. Rollie enjoyed selling fruit to his friends so much that he raised more than he could sell! So he decided to take his beautiful ripe peaches to the St. Louis Market.

Lester, his son, and Marie, his daughter-in-law, helped him load those peaches in a truck and drove to St. Louis. Unfortunately, they did not realize that the market wanted greener fruit and they did not receive a good price. But Rollin and Lester believed tree-ripened peaches had the best and most appeal. Marie said, “Don’t worry we will just sell the peaches right on the farm!”


June – Tart Cherries, Apricots, Blueberries, Lettuce, and other spring Vegetables

July – Peaches, Blackberries, Vegetables – Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Summer Squash and others

August – Peaches, Blackberries, Plums, Grapes, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Watermelon, Muskmelon and others

September – Apples, Apple Cider, Fall Decorations, Gourds, Fall Squash, Pumpkins, and other vegetables

October – Pumpkins, Apples, Apple Cider, Fall Decorations, Gourds, Fall Squash


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Konow’s Corn Maze

16849 S Cedar Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Fall Fest at Konow’s Corn Maze is from the middle of September through October 31st.

Here you will find a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Farm, Games, Rides, Family Fun!


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Richardson Adventure Farm

909 English Prairie Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081

Many farms have cool corn mazes, “but not many can live up to the size and detail of the Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze! With its 9 – 10 miles of trail winding through 28 acres of live corn, you are in for a challenge and a treat!

The maze is actually created out of 4 smaller mazes. Each one has its own dedicated in and out path. There are multiple checkpoints throughout the maze as well as three bridges that will help you find your bearings while looking at the map.

The Richardson Farm offers a huge variety of on-farm experiences: Our activities include a 700 foot long zip line, Orbiting, and the “world’s largest”, most intricately designed corn maze along with activities for all ages. The farm is Illinois’ best location for company and group picnics and your adventure to the pumpkin patch. Later in the year, we also invite you to roam more than 50,000 Christmas trees to strengthen and renew your family’s tradition of choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree—creating memories to last a lifetime.”


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Von Bergen’s Country Market

9805 IL-173, Hebron, IL 60034

Von Bergen’s Fall Pumpkin Festival Activities

  • Corn Maze & Giant Straw Bale Maze
  • CBD Hemp Field Walk
  • Barnyard Animals
  • Butterfly House – Limited due to butterfly migration
  • The Market
  • Bunny Village
  • Teepee & Indian artifacts
  • Rat Roller, Pumpkin Hoops, Tire Tower
  • Pumpkin House
  • The Watering Trough Drink Station (extra cost)

Weekends and Holidays Activities

  • Haywagon Ride
  • Tractor Barrel Train
  • Crandall’s Lil Red Hen (extra cost)
  • Weekend & Holiday Tickets include U-Pick Pumpkin when you turn in your wristband on the way out.

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L&A Family Farms – Pumpkin Patch

21661 Staley Rd, Paris, IL 61944

L&A Family Farms have a sunflower maze, you-pick flower meadow, corn maze and pumpkin patch.

“Come on over to the pumpkin patch! Big or small, orange or white, baking or decorating, we’ve got ’em all here at L&A Family Farms.

A hayride wagon takes visitors back and forth to the you-pick patch all day while we’re open! Once in the patch, you’re welcome to use one of our little wagons so you don’t have to carry your pick of the patch back to the hayride wagon.

Once you’ve found your pumpkin, load it up on a returning hayride wagon, and take it back to the pumpkin shed where you’ll be able to weigh and pay for it. You’ll also find smaller pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations as they become available for purchase in the shed!”



Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo & Pumpkin Farm

710 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

At Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo & Fall Festival you will find:
“Our Pumpkin Patch – Part of our FREE Open Market Area. With 25,000 pumpkins! Our pumpkin patch is huge and chock-full of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Come and explore—if you look hard enough, you’ll find the perfect pumpkin that’s waiting just for you!
Our Petting Zoo – We have animals, animals, animals! From llamas to miniature ponies to little lambs that love to be petted and fed. They are all waiting to meet you! You can hold our baby chicks or visit Goat Mania!
Rides and Attractions: Play Noah’s Miniature Golf Course, Sports Zone with football, basketball and soccer inflatables to test your skills, or make your way through our Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course. Enjoy a leisurely train ride through our fall trail to delight in the colors of the season and the fall decorations. Or make your way through our corn maze. Plus our hayrides run non-stop (weather permitting) everyday, all day throughout our entire season. Don’t miss our Two Story Airslide! Climb up 2 stories and slide down—now that’s fun! Just ask the kids! We also have a medium size slide for those not quite tall enough yet! For families with younger children there’s a special area just for them, Toddler Pooh Bear Park, with rides that are the perfect size – Toddler Pumpkin Bouncer, Toddler Slide and our Toddler Jumping Playroom!”
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See our round up post of some of the best farms in Illinois or more Pumpkin patches near me.

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